Environmental Programs Events

Want to get involved?

Emeryville_Environ_Service_LogoThe City of Emeryville hosts several environmental events throughout the year including a Coastal Cleanup (September), Shorebird Park Shoreline Cleanup (April), several Bike to Work Day stations (May), and an ongoing tool lending program to organize your own DIY group cleanup events. See below for details.

Come to a Sustainability Committee meeting or email us at zerowaste@emeryville.org for more.

2023 Bulky Spring Cleanup April 17 & 18

WM Bulky PickupAll properties in single-family neighborhoods can participate in the free citywide "Spring Cleanup" bulky pickup event, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday April 17 and 18. Place your bulky items (no more than two cubic yards, approximately 16 trash bags) at your curb on your regularly scheduled pickup day for removal. Please see here for additional pickup guidelines.

If you have questions, please contact Waste Management customer service or Matt Anderson at zerowaste@emeryville.org

2023 Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup 

What a day!Have fun with family, friends and neighbors, Cleaning up the Beach! Come to the Earth Day Shoreline Clean Up at Shorebird Park in Emeryville on Sunday, April 23rd any time from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Bring ‘em if you got ‘em:

Collection buckets and/or bags, garden claw, and reusable water bottle, coffee mug, and wear layers, sunscreen, hat and work gloves. Additional tools will be available for use until supplies run out.

Check back here or contact Matt Anderson at zerowaste@emeryville.org for more information.

B2WD Graphic 20232023 Bike to Wherever Day

Save the date! Bike to Wherever Day 2023 is Thursday, May 18! Check back here or the Bike to Work Day website for more information as the event approaches.

2023 Nora Davis Coastal Cleanup - Sept. 23

Save the date for the annual Nora Davis Coastal Cleanup! The Cleanup will happen Saturday, September 23rd, starting 9:00 a.m. next to the Fire Station at 2333 Powell Street! Participants are welcomed to start after the 9 a.m. kickoff as they feel comfortable, however please note that all borrowed tools must be returned by noon. Snacks and prizes will be part of the fun!

We are encouraging you to download and use the CleanSwell App to easily log trash, paper forms and pencils will also be available. Please bring gloves, masks, and grabbing tools if you have them, limited supplies will also be available.

Where: 2333 Powell Street (next to Fire Station)BikeRacks
When: 9 a.m. and on (rolling start)
Bring: Reusable water bottle, collection bags/pails, work gloves. Limited tools available for use. 
Wear: Sturdy shoes, layers, sunscreen, hat

Parking will be limited, please consider an alternate form of transportation such as walking, biking (racks noted below), public transit or new shared mobility options. We look forward to seeing you there!

Clean City Program

ClifBar2The Clean City trash cleanup equipment lending program is designed to enable community groups, businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations to play an active role in keeping public spaces clean and beautiful, while allowing them to set their own schedule.

Similar to 'adopt-a-spot', the City of Emeryville has free equipment for loan including trash grabbers, pails, bags, rakes and trowels for groups wanting to do one-time or ongoing cleanups. If you have a group of 5+ people interested in conducting a cleanup, please contact zerowaste@emeryville.org for more details. Thank you for your interest in keeping Emeryville clean, we look forward to hearing from you!