Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. and the Oro Loma Sanitary District are working together to increase recycling participation and reduce the amount of materials headed to the landfill. Below are a few tips you can employ to reduce waste.
By practicing the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot - you can control the amount of waste generated.
Reduce: Buy in bulk to avoid individual packages or products with excessive packaging. Whatever you don’t recycle or reuse is trash. What is trash?
Reuse: Avoid the use of disposable or single-use utensils, napkins, paper towels, and other disposable products. Buy durable items that can be reused over and over again.
Recycle: Close the loop on recycling and buy products made with recycled materials. Items identified as containing “post-consumer” materials are made from things you tossed in your recycling cart or bin! What is recyclable?
Rot: Place your food scraps, garden cuttings, grass and branches in your green waste cart to be composted. What is compostable?
About Waste Management
Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) is a community-based provider of waste, recycling and composting services. We are closing the loop on waste – turning food scraps and yard waste into compost, lumber debris into mulch and landfilled waste at the Altamont into bio-fuel. This clean-burning fuel helps to power our new collection vehicles in Oro Loma Sanitary District. Working together, we can achieve Alameda County’s diversion goals.