THE CITY OF BERKELEY TRANSFER STATION

Accepts Your Refuse, Construction & Demolition Debris, Yard Waste & Recyclables

LOCATION:
1201 Second Street - just off the Gilman Street freeway exit in Berkeley

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open: Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed: The Transfer Station is closed on all Sundays and the following holidays:

Easy access, quick service, competitive prices - see our current Transfer Station Rates


NEW FEE AT TRANSFER STATION AS OF JULY 1, 2014

CoveredLoadA fee of $15 will now be assessed to drivers of vehicles with Unsecured Loads arriving at the Transfer Station. An unsecured load is one that has not been fastened in or attached to the vehicle with tarps, rope, straps, netting, or chains, so as to prevent any part of the load or the covering from becoming loose, detached, or leaving the vehicle while the vehicle is moving.   

Driving with an unsecured load is against California state law: No Spillage "a vehicle shall not be driven or moved on any highway unless the vehicle is ..., covered, or loaded as to prevent any of its contents ... escaping from the vehicle."; and Load Secured "... the load is totally covered in a manner that will prevent the load or any part of the load from spilling or falling from the vehicle." 

 

 

 

 


 

COMPOSTING & RECYCLING AT THE TRANSFER STATION

Compostables: Please keep plant debris and other compostable materials separate from your other refuse.

Mixed Construction & Demolition (C&D) Debris: The City of Berkeley accepts mixed C&D materials, which we send to a secondary sorting facility for recycling. The following materials are accepted as C&D:

If your load is primarily comprised of these materials, you will be directed to unload at the C&D area at the Transfer Station.

No appliances, hazardous materials, overstuffed furniture, carpet or bagged trash are allowed in C&D. Customer must be willing to separate these materials, or they will be directed to the trash area.

Here's a printable list of all acceptable C&D materials and additional details.

Other Recyclable & Special Handling Items

DISPOSAL OF OTHER MATERIALS

NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT THE TRANSFER STATION

For information about disposal programs for hazardous waste from residences and small businesses: Please see the StopWaste.org and Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program web sites or call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 800-606-6606.

Also, we do not accept most Universal Waste. Please ask the attendant for more information.

 


NEW FEE AS OF JULY 1, 2014: There is a new Transfer Station Unsecured Load Fee of $15 for vehicles arriving with uncovered loads.  

TRANSFER STATION RATES: Effective as of January 1, 2010

KIND OF MATERIAL

RATE

 REFUSE, TRASH, C & D

 

 Minimum charge for load of 330 pounds or less*

   $29.00

 Per ton, prorated basis for loads greater than 330 lbs

 $126.00

 COMPOSTABLE ORGANIC MATERIALS

 

 Minimum charge for load of 330 pounds or less*

    $23.00

 Per ton

    $67.00

   

 MIXED LOAD OF REFUSE & ORGANIC DEBRIS

see note$

 If customer separates all compostables:

 

 Minimum charge for load of 330 pounds or less*

   $29.00

 Per ton

 $126.00

 If customer does not separate all compostables:

 

 Minimum charge for load of 330 pounds or less*

   $43.50

 Per ton

 $189.00

   

 ITEMS THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL HANDLING

 

 Refrigerated appliance

    $43.00

 Mattress or box spring

    $14.00

 Automobile tire

    $10.00

 Truck tire

    $15.00

 Propane tank

    $20.00

 TV/monitor/CRT per each item over 2 (1st 2 are free)

      $9.00

   

 PREPAID REFUSE & PLANT DEBRIS BAGS

 

 Prepaid Refuse Bag

      $5.73

 Prepaid Plant Debris Bag

      $2.30

* Minimum used for rate per cubic yard if scale is inoperable, estimate of volume to nearest half cubic yard.

$ The Alameda County Plant Debris Landfill Ban requires that any self-haul load (containing at least 10% plant debris) be separated for composting. The "mixed load" that's separated upon delivery by the customer will be weighed and charged at the standard Refuse rate. A customer who does not separate plant debris from refuse will have a surcharge for the load, which is 50% of the refuse rate.

If you have questions about the rates, please contact Customer Service.


Thank you for using the Berkeley Transfer Station for your recycling, composting and refuse disposal needs.