The City of Alameda is serious about reducing the amount of trash that goes to landfills. Aggressive programs for residents, businesses and at City Hall have helped the City achieve a remarkable 68% diversion rate. Alameda uses a three-bin system for garbage, organics and recycling. Alameda is also one of the few cities in the country that collects food waste and used motor oil at the curbside. In addition, Styrofoam is banned throughout the community.
The City's solid waste, green waste, recycling, and food waste and organics collection are managed through a $14 million franchise agreement with Alameda County Industries (ACI) and a solid waste disposal service contract with Waste Management. The Integrated Waste program also receives funding from various regional grant agencies.
Grant funds provide programs to reduce the City's municipal solid waste disposal, including the recycling of fluorescent tubes, batteries, tires, oil and electronics, and encourage the use of recycled products within the City organization.
For more information, call the City's Public Works Department (510) 747-7930 or email Public Works.