Your service provider can offer assistance with starting recycling collection services at your business.They will provide a free waste assessment to determine the level of service you need and can offer opportunities to save money by reducing your waste volumes.
Contact your refuse provider at:
Alameda County Industries
ACI offers San Leandro businesses one 96-gallon cart for recyclables and one 96-gallon cart for food scraps/plant trimmings for weekly collection. This service is no longer charged separately on your bill, but will be included in your current garbage collection service rate. Contact ACI to get recycling services started at your business, today!
Waste Management of Alameda County
Waste Management now offers San Leandro businesses one 96-gallon cart for recyclables and one 96-gallon cart for food scraps/plant trimmings for weekly collection. This service is no longer charged separately on your bill, but will be included in your current garbage collection service rate. Contact Waste Management to get recycling services started at your business, today!
State and Local Recycling Requirements
NEW - AB 827! Beginning July 1, 2020, businesses subject to Mandatory Commercial Recycling (MCR) and Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) must provide recycling and organics recycling containers at front-of-house to collect waste generated from products purchased and consumed on the premises. The containers must be placed adjacent to trash containers and be visible, easily accessible, and clearly marked.
Effective July 1, 2016, multi-family properties with 5 or more units and business that generate food waste (e.g. restaurants and grocery stores) must sort organics from their trash. Organics include food scraps, pizza/pastry boxes, paper that is soiled or wet and paper plates, towels and napkins.
As of July 1, 2015, all businesses and multi-family properties are required to sort their recyclables from their trash. Businesses must subscribe to recycling services for basic recyclables such as mixed paper, newspaper, cardboard, glass containers, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.
In 2012, Governor Brown signed AB 341 (Chesbro) into law, which included a requirement for larger businesses (four cubic yards of garbage service per week and above) to obtain recycling service. The Mandatory Recycling Ordinance 2012-01, adopted by Alameda County, builds on the State’s requirements by specifying which materials need to be recycled and by requiring that an adequate level of recycling service be obtained. According to the county ordinance, businesses are required to recycle even if they self-haul waste materials to a landfill or transfer station.
Call your service provider to obtain recycling and organics collection services.
For More Information:
Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste.Org)
If you do not generate a large volume of recyclables at your business you may find it more cost-effective to bring materials to a local recycling center. You can find a convenient facility in San Leandro to bring your bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, glass and other recyclables.
For a comprehensive list of recycling centers in Alameda County use the online Recycling Guide at www.stopwaste.org.
Obtain Recycling Bins and Signage
|The San Leandro Recycling Program offers free recycling bins and signage to small businesses starting a new recycling program.
Call 510-577-6026 or email email@example.com for bin options and availability!
The Stopwaste Partnership is a free program that offers technical assistance and funding to help businesses reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies. San Leandro businesses can reduce water usage, electricity usage and solid waste disposal by participating in the program. Available to all medium to large-sized (50 employees or more) in businesses Alameda County.
|Alameda County Green Business Program
Bay Area Green Business Program is a successful partnership of environmental agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes and promotes businesses and government agencies that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way. To be certified "green," participants must be in compliance with all regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. Over 290 Alameda County businesses and public agencies have formed partnerships with the San Francisco Bay Area Green Business Program.
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