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Solid waste collection changes arrive in San Ramon Valley

Original post made on Apr 6, 2015

Solid waste service is being overhauled in Danville and parts of unincorporated San Ramon Valley this spring.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 3, 2015, 3:02 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by customer
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Is it me or is the black waste bin seems smaller. Can you say service reduction.....

Posted by Dr Dick
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

Interesting thought...maybe the smaller bin is to encourage less waste???

Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

I had my blue garbage bin removed three weeks ago and haven't seen a replacement bin yet, so I have to leave plastic bags full of garbage on sidewalk on pickup day. Also, I am having to store this garbage in my garage before pickup. This transition is really slow and not very efficient! Republic Services contracted with a third party company that is not performing very well!

Posted by Geoff Gillette
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

Good afternoon,

Thanks for the dialogue and the questions. It's always good to get feedback so we can continue to improve the services we provide.

@Customer - as an FYI, the size of the bins hasn't changed. If you had a 30 gallon bin before, you should still have one. If you feel you got something smaller than are paying for, contact Republic Services.

@Louise - new bins are supposed to be delivered the business day prior to your pickup. Have you been in contact with Republic to see report that your bins were taken and not replaced? What neighborhood are you in? Feel free to contact me directly and we can try to get some answers on this as well.

We appreciate everyone's patience as we transition to these new bins. Anyone with questions can contact Republic Services at (925) 685-4711.

Have a great day!


Geoff Gillette
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
(925) 314-3336
email - [email protected]

Posted by Annette
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2015 at 8:49 am

What happens to the thousands of "old" containers that were picked up?

Posted by dbrower
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Cans a little late arriving, but did eventually.

They've also taken over operating the transfer station (a/k/a dump) in Martinez, and the load I just took there was cheaper than the previous trip. I'm not complaining.

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