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Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. and the City of San Ramon 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: What is recyclable? 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!
Rot: What is compostable? Americans throw away 44 percent of yard trimmings and over 90 percent of our food scraps. Help close the loop on organics by placing your food scraps and yard trimming in your green cart to become soil and plant nourishing compost. If you’re interested in composting at home, the City of San Ramon has many resources to help you.
- Pay your bill online at www.wm.com
- Send Payment to: Waste Management, PO Box 79168, Phoenix, AZ 85062
- Call Waste Management at (925) 837-3356
About Waste Management
Waste Management of Alameda County (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 the City of San Ramon. Working together, we can achieve the city's recycling goals.