Walnut Creek, crowned by the majestic Mount Diablo, is located in the perpetually sunny valley of central Contra Costa County, approximately 16 miles east of San Francisco. The city is abundantly verdant winter and spring due to its extensive swatches of open space.
Walnut Creek owns more open space per capita than any other community in the state of California, making it ideal for horseback riding and hiking. In addition to its many natural wonders, the city also boasts several distinguished cultural centers, such as the California Symphony, Clay Arts Guild, and The Lesher Center for the Arts.
Waste Management Guidelines for Walnut Creek
With lots of room to spread out, the city’s 70,812 (per 2020 census) residents also enjoy a tony downtown retail and restaurant district with over 122 fine dining establishments and other social venues. To keep up appearances, Walnut Creek has clear trash removal guidelines for residences, businesses, and schools.
For residents, blue containers are provided for recyclables, green containers for yard clippings and other organics, and a black container for all other non-recyclable or non-compostable materials. Service rates for residents are based on the size of their black carts so the more a household composts/recycles, the less they have to pay.
For businesses, state law AB341 makes recycling programs mandatory for most companies operating in the state and the city of Walnut Creek is not exempt. As it stands, only 34% of waste produced by the commercial sector is being recycled so this law aims to increase that amount.
For Walnut Creek schools, in addition to the 3R’s of (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic), there are the 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Much of what schools throw out is recyclable. 47 of the city’s K-12 schools are engaged in the 4Rs “Wastebuster” program, which provides field trips, curriculum, presentations, composting workshops and many more exciting activities to help kids learn how to be better environmental stewards.
If you live in Walnut Creek 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, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:
Residential Junk Removal and Trash Hauling
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
Because Fast Haul recycles a majority 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 – E-waste recycling
Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America’s waste stream. Fast Haul can 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 services to the entire San Francisco Bay Area!
Contact Fast Haul to schedule an appointment today!