The town of Hercules is located in Contra Costa County, California, along the southern coast of the San Pablo Bay. The city has a population of 26,016 according to the 2020 U.S. Census. The city can trace its origins back to 1881, when California Powder Works moved from San Francisco to the area now known as Hercules. The city’s name comes from that company’s main product. During WWI and WWII, California Powder Works significantly contributed to the production of explosives. Eventually the company closed in 1976, due to foreign competition, and the town became more residential.

Our Junk hauling truck in Hercules

Our Junk hauling truck in Hercules

In response to a burgeoning residential presence, Hercules became one of the first cities in the U.S. to develop a comprehensive Noise Element of the General Plan, which included contour maps of all major arterial roads and highways, and a city-wide mitigation plan.

Garbage and Recycling in Hercules

Waste collection is managed by Republic Services and includes curbside recycling and garbage collection. Republic Services also partners with RecycleMore to provide residents in the greater West Contra Costa County a one-stop source for info on acceptable/unacceptable items, local initiatives, and guidelines on proper HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) disposal.

Items Accepted for curbside Recycling:

  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Plastic Containers
  • Plastic Bags & Plastic Film

Items Accepted for curbside Organics:

  • Food Waste
  • Plant Debris
  • Food Soiled Papers

Items Accepted for curbside Trash:

  • Diapers, Animal Waste, Cat Litter, Gloves, Masks, Cigarettes, Packs & Butts, Plastic Blister Packs, Foam Plastic, Plastic Toys, Padded Envelopes
  • Drink Pouches, Milk Cartons, Ice Cream Cartons, Juice Boxes, Foam Egg Cartons, Takeout Containers (Foam), Potato Chip Bags, Energy Bar Wrappers, Candy Wrappers, Mesh Bags, Pet Food Bags
  • Plastic Straws, Plastic Utensils, Plastic Lids, Plastic Caps, Pyrex, Glassware, Coffee Pods
  • Animal Waste, Dirt, Rocks, Garden Hoses, Planting Pots

*For more detail, visit RecycleMore.

Bulky Item Pick-Up / Landfill Drop-off

Hercules residents are entitled to two free bulky item clean-ups per calendar year, but there is a limitation on what and how much is accepted.

If you live in Hercules or the surrounding area, and you have bulk items, extra garbage, construction debris, unwanted electronics, discarded furniture, or other items not suitable for standard trash or recycling pick-up by the city, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:

Residential Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Hercules

Fast Haul comes to your home and removes all your junk; With your guidance, our hauling junk removal experts will separate out the trash and haul it away. We’ll even clean up after we’re done!

Commercial Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Hercules

Because Fast Haul recycles most of the garbage we haul, your trash will be dealt with in a clean sustainable way. Fast Haul regularly works with local real estate companies, schools, property management companies, and government agencies as well as non-profit organizations.

Electronic Waste Hauling in Hercules

Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America’s waste stream, especially in such a technology oriented place as the San Francisco Bay Area. Fast Haul recycle all of your unwanted junk, including electronic waste such as TVs, computers, VCRs, DVD players, copy and fax machines, cell phones and most items containing circuit boards and electronic elements.

We offer our hauling and junk removal services to Hercules and the entire San Francisco Bay Area!

Contact Fast Haul, the Hercules junk removal experts for all your bulky/large item pickup needs!


  • Mattresses & sofa hauling
  • Office furniture, cubicles & equipment hauling
  • Hot tub & spa removal & hauling
  • Swimming pool removal & hauling
  • Large equipment hauling
  • Yard waste hauling & cleanup
  • Earthquake damage clean up & hauling
  • Fire damage clean up & hauling
  • Flood damage clean up & hauling
  • Dirt & concrete removal & hauling


Our East Bay office:

2222 E.30th Street
Oakland, CA 94530
(510) 502-0299


El Cerrito:
2350 Carquinez Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

San Francisco:
1459 18th Street #217
San Francisco, CA 94602

San Rafael:
454 Las Gallinas Avenue #201
San Rafael, CA 94903

Get a Free Quote

The easiest way to hire the best Hercules junk removal company is to schedule an appointment online. In fact, not only it is easy, but a Fast Haul representative will come out to your job site to do a free estimate.

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Because Fast Haul recycles most of what we remove or haul, your debris or unwanted appliances will be dealt with in a clean, sustainable way.

All of the paper, metal and recyclable items go to the recycle/reuse centers and all of the box debris goes to an approved transfer station for sorting and recycling; we truly are an environment friendly company helping keep the waters of the Bay Area clean! We specialize in Green hauling services.


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