3 or More Units
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Small Business Hazardous Waste Disposal
Mandatory Recycling Requirements
FREE WASTE ASSESSMENT
Help maximize your service options and reduce trash. Determine the most cost-effective solid waste management options with a FREE on-site assessment from Waste Management. Select right-size containers for trash, recycling and organics to save money. Property owners/managers please call (510) 613-8710 to schedule an assessment.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
Household hazardous waste (HHW) materials such as paints, pesticides, fertilizers, propane tanks and some cleaners are not allowed in your trash, recycling or organics carts. These materials have toxic properties that require careful disposal by a certified facility. Alameda County residents may drop off HHW materials at any of the four County HHW facilities for free. The nearest HHW Drop-off Center is located at 2100 East 7th St., Oakland.
SMALL BUSINESS HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Visit www.stopwaste.org to learn about disposal services available to qualifying Alameda County small businesses, including condo operators, landlords and contractors.
Battery Recycling: California law prohibits batteries in the trash. Recycle from the convenience of your business with Waste Management BatteryTrackerTM. Collect batteries in a specially-designed bucket which comes with a shipping box and pre-paid postage, both Alkaline-Nickel and Lead Acid buckets are available. Learn more at www.wmlamptracker.com
CFL Recycling: To protect your heath and the environment, California law requires compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and tubes be recycled. Waste Management offers a simple solution. Collect CFLs in LampTracker’s Mercury VaporLok bag and mail them back in the pre-paid postage box provided. It’s that easy. Available at www.wmlamptracker.com.
MANDATORY RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS
Mandatory recycling in the City of Albany 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 began July 1, 2014, which adds food scraps and compostable paper to the “Covered Materials” list. It also requires all businesses to participate (not just those with 4 or more cubic yards of weekly garbage service). Visit http://www.recyclingrulesac.org to learn more.