Alameda County Waste Management Authority Ordinance 2012-01 took effect in July 2012 and requires businesses generating four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week and all multi-family property owners (five units or more) to obtain a level of recycling service adequate for the amount of recyclables they generate. This local ordinance builds upon a California State Law AB 341, which requires the same commercial and multi-family accounts to have recycling services.
Mandatory recycling in Hayward has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service per week as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance begins July 1, 2015, in Hayward, which requires all businesses and institutions, as well as multi-family properties, to collect food scraps and compostable paper separately from garbage. Effective July 1, 2016, all businesses (regardless of garbage service volume) are required to collect recyclables.
For More Information, visit Recycling Rules Alameda County.
Property owners and managers of multi-family properties with 5 or more units must:
Additionally, ACWMA Ordinance 2008-01 requires multi-family properties in Alameda County generating 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to separate all plant debris from garbage and recyclable materials. Those with on-site service must place plant debris in a designated organics collection bin. Multi-family property owners or managers can arrange for the removal of plant debris by their landscaper. The landscaper must haul to an approved facility and must deposit plant debris in the facility’s designated “clean green” area.
It is very important to the success of Hayward’s recycling programs that residents place only the correct items in the recycling bag.
Only place recyclable materials into your recycling container!
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your GREY container! Carts with unacceptable material will not be serviced.
Tri-CED Community Recycling provide free onsite waste and recycling assessments upon request.
To help you comply with state and local recycling ordinances, Tri-CED Community Recycling offers easy to use, cost efficient recycling service for your tenants. Our dedicated recycling coordinator can provide a free waste assessment to determine ideal service levels for your property, provide you with educational materials and recycling workshops for staff and residents. We also provide fun informational family events upon request. It is our goal to help make recycling successful at your apartment complex or condominium!
Contact us at (510) 537-9963 for more information.