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.

fast haul at work in walnut creek removing unwanted junk

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!


  • 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 Walnut Creek office:

1966 Tice Valley Blvd #210
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 686-2492


San Francisco:
1459 18th Street #217
San Francisco, CA 94107

2222 E.30th Street
Oakland, CA 94602

El Cerrito:
2350 Carquinez Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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

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The easiest way to hire the number 1 junk Walnut Creek 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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Since our founding in 1993, Fast Haul has always had a Green Business philosophy.

As one of the Bay Areas oldest junk removal & trash hauling companies, practicing recycling, re-use, and donation comes naturally. It makes our customers feel good as well as keeping costs down and reducing our landfills and dumps. We specialize in Green hauling services.


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