Mandatory recycling in Alameda County has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance begins July 1, 2014, which adds food scraps and compostable paper to the “Covered Materials” list and requires all businesses to participate. The Plant Debris Landfill Ban has been in effect since 2009.
Mandatory recycling in Union City has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units.
For more information, please visit the City of Union City website.
Businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage must:
Additionally, ACWMA Ordinance 2008-01 requires businesses and institutions 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. Businesses 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 the City of Union City’s recycling programs that only the correct items are placed in the recycling cart.
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 business. Our dedicated recycling coordinator can provide a free waste assessment to determine ideal service levels and provide you with educational materials and recycling workshops for your staff. It is our goal to help make recycling successful at your business!
Contact us at (510) 471-3850 for more information.