Proudly serving the City of Ukiah since 2007.

To start residential service, please call 707-463-6228.
To start multi-family or commercial service, please call 707-234-6400

Residential Services

We offer curbside garbage, recycling and organics waste collection within the incorporated city limits of Ukiah, CA. Residential customers are billed quarterly by the City of Ukiah.

To start service, residential customers must go to the City of Ukiah office located at 300 Seminary Avenue. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A valid picture I.D. and copy of your title or lease agreement is required. Once service has been started, customers should call Ukiah Waste Solutions at 707-234-6400 for service-related issues and questions.

Garbage Collection

  • Cart: Gray lid
  • Sizes: 20, 32, 64 or 96 gallon carts
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Material: Non-recyclable items accepted by the landfill

Carts need to be placed at curb or road edge at least 3 feet apart by 5:00am on your collection day. Please position carts to open towards the street and keep them free of neighboring or overhead obstacles. All material must fit inside cart and lid must close. Over-filled or contaminated carts may not be picked up and/or may result in extra charges.

Recycling Collection

  • Cart: Blue lid
  • Size: 96 gallon cart
  • Frequency: Weekly (same day as garbage service)
  • Material: Newspaper, household paper, magazines, cardboard, food and beverage glass, metal cans, plastic food and beverage containers.
  • Prohibited: Plastic bags, Styrofoam, food, liquids, garbage

All recyclables are placed in the same cart. Carts need to be placed at curb or road edge at least 3 feet apart by 5:00am on your collection day. Please position carts to open towards the street and keep them free of neighboring or overhead obstacles. All material must fit inside cart and lid must close. Over-filled or contaminated carts may not be picked up and/or may result in extra charges.

Curious about what goes in your blue cart? Use our handy UWS Recycling Guide

Mixed Organic Waste Collection

  • Cart: Green lid
  • Size: 96 gallon cart
  • Frequency: Weekly (same day as garbage service)
  • Material: Lawn clippings, leaves, plant material, branches under 4″ in diameter, small unpainted wood pieces, food scraps, soiled paper and pizza boxes
  • Prohibited: Plastics, liquids, glass, hazardous waste, biodegradable and plastic bags

Carts need to be placed at curb or road edge at least 3 feet apart by 5:00am on your collection day. Please position carts to open towards the street and keep them free of neighboring or overhead obstacles. All material must fit inside cart and lid must close. Over-filled or contaminated carts may not be picked up and/or may result in extra charges.

Curious about what goes in your green cart? 
Use our handy UWS Mixed Organic Waste Guide

To start service, residential customers must go to the City of Ukiah office located at 300 Seminary Avenue. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A valid picture I.D. and copy of your title or lease agreement is required. Once service has been started, customers should call Ukiah Waste Solutions at 707-234-6400 for service related issues and questions.

Walk-in Service

Customers may choose to have route collectors walk-in their driveway or backyard instead of rolling carts to the curb or roadway edge. A fee for this service is charged. Please call 707-234-6400 to make arrangements.

Holidays observed (service resumes next day)

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

During these weeks, if your regular collection days falls on or after the holiday, collection is delayed one day.

For example, Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday. That week, Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday. Normal collection resumes the following week.

Commercial & Multifamily Services

We offer onsite garbage, recycling and organics waste collection within the incorporated city limits of Ukiah, CA. Commercial customers are billed monthly.

Garbage Collection

  • Bin: Gray
  • Sizes: 2, 3, 4 or 6 cubic yard bins
  • Frequency: Daily, Bi-weekly or Weekly
  • Material: Non-recyclable items accepted by the landfill
  • Billing: Monthly

To start service, commercial customers should call 707-234-6400 to initiate service or visit us at 3515 Taylor Drive in Ukiah.

Recycling Collection

  • Bin: Blue
  • Size: 2, 3, 4 or 6 cubic yard bins (96 gallon cart available with UWS approval)
  • Frequency: Daily, Bi-weekly or Weekly
  • Material: Newspaper, household paper, magazines, stationery, catalogs, cardboard, food and beverage glass, metal cans, plastic food and beverage containers (no plastic wrap).
  • Billing: Monthly

Curious about what goes in your blue cart? 
Use our handy UWS Commercial Recycling Guide

California Recycling Mandate

California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 establishes a 75% recycling goal for California by the year 2020. What does this mean to your business or apartment complex? If you generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, or have 5 or more units at a multifamily dwelling, you must have recycling service.

Depending on how much waste your commercial business generates, recycling is mandatory. At Clearlake Waste Solutions, we are committed to ensuring your compliance with AB 341. Please contact us at 707-234-6400 for a free onsite waste assessment or to schedule

Organics Collection

  • Bin: Green
  • Sizes: 20 gallon cart or 64 gallon cart
  • Frequency: Daily, Bi-weekly or Weekly
  • Material: Food scraps, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous food waste and paper waste that has been soiled with food.

California Organics Mandate

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1826 requires most businesses – including multifamily dwellings to recycle their organic waste. What does this mean to your business or apartment complex? If you generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week, or have 5 or more units at a multifamily dwelling, you must have organics waste recycling service (effective 01/01/19).

Depending on how much waste your commercial business generates, organics waste recycling is mandatory. At Ukiah Waste Solutions, we are committed to ensuring your compliance with AB 1826. Please contact us at 707-234-6400 for a free onsite waste assessment or to schedule service.

Holidays observed (no service on these days)

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Waste Assessments

At UWS, we are committed to being your local recycling resource. An on-site assessment of your waste stream can identify ways to capture more recycling which may result in a reduction of your garbage bill. Please call us at 707-234-6400 to schedule a free on-site visit.

Special Services

Debris Boxes & Roll Off Bins

For those temporary special projects or large jobs, UWS provides the right bin at the right price for the right material.

  • 3 cubic yard debris boxes available (small household cleanups)
  • 15, 20 and 30 cubic yard roll-off bins available for remodel, construction, landscape tear-out, and large clean ups
  • Discounts offered for debris boxes containing only ‘clean recyclables’ such as cardboard, glass and appropriate plastics
  • Discounts also offered for debris boxes containing segregated recyclables such as wood, green waste, metal, concrete, and asphalt
  • When renting roll-off boxes, customers are required to fill out a release form.

Weight restrictions are enforced and a signed agreement is required. Please call us at 707-234-6400 or complete a Request for Services form for more information.

HAZ-DROP for Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste is strictly prohibited in all garbage carts, recycle carts, green waste carts or debris boxes. This includes all paints, thinners, pesticides, motor oil, fluorescent tubes and electronics such as televisions, monitors, and VCRs.

Please contact the Mendo Recycles at (707) 468-9704 or visit them at www.mendorecycle.org for information on locations and schedules for Hazardous Waste disposal.

For information on the proper disposal of hazardous waste, please contact the Lake County Hotline at (707) 263-1980.

Education & Outreach

UWS is committed to educating residents and providing value tips regarding garbage, recycling and composting.

Want to become more waste wise?

We are available to make presentations to civic organizations and group who would like to learn more about preserving our natural resources and leading edge solutions in managing solid waste. Call us at 707-234-6400 to schedule your presentation.

Want to educate and empower the next generation?

Teaching our children to reduce, reuse and recycle now protects our environment’s future. Free presentations are available to schools and groups ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. Presentations last approximately 45 minutes, and focus on litter, the 3 R’s (reduce, reuse & recycle) and proper disposal of household hazardous waste. Students will learn how they can help make their community cleaner and more sustainable. Call us at 707-234-6400 to schedule your presentation.

Want to keep more waste out of the landfills?

Use our recycling guides to divert more material!

Residential Recycling Guide
Residential Green Waste Recycling Guide
Commercial Recycling Guide

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Browse through our recent news.

Contact Us

Call Center

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
707-234-6400 or 888-718-4888

Office Location

7:00am – 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
3515 Taylor Drive | Ukiah, CA | 95482