The City of Alameda has long been a leader in recycling and composting, where residents and businesses are careful to sort their discards into the correct containers, effectively diverting 75% of all waste from the landfill.
Businesses and multifamily properties of 5 units or more must have adequate recycling and composting service as of July 1, 2014. Enforcement of this ordinance begins January 1, 2015. The City of Alameda is a fully opted-in jurisdiction of the County's Mandatory Recycling Ordinance.
Questions about Mandatory Recycling and Composting? Learn about Alameda County Waste Management Authority's recent ordinances by going to http://recyclingrulesac.org.
Our partner in our successful diversion efforts has been our franchised waste hauler, Alameda County Industries (ACI).
Click the links below to download posters with helpful graphics of what goes where:
Questions about our city's recycling programs? Please call the Public Works Department at 510-747-7930.