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Keep organics and recyclables out of the trash.  Reduce trash service and save!

To request free on-site technical assistance to assess and improve your recycle and organics service please call Waste Management at 510-537-5500.

StopWaste.Org Business Partnership
The StopWaste.Org Business Partnership offers free technical and financial assistance to help businesses optimize waste reduction and environmental efforts.  Learn more at StopWaste.Org, where you can download helpful guides on topics such as reducing paper waste and green maintenance operations, learn about the plant debris landfill ban, and find other resources to help make your business more sustainable.

Mandatory Recycling in Hayward

Mandatory recycling in Hayward has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with four or more cubic yards of garbage service per week as well as multi-family properties with five or more units.

State law (AB 341) and local regulations (ACWMA Ord. 2012-010) require that businesses implement separate collection of recyclables. For more information, go to Compliance with regulations can help avoid overage surcharges and fines (see reverse side)! Call Waste Management at 510-537-5500 for a free waste assessment.


Mandatory Organics Recycling in Hayward

State law (AB 1826) and local regulations (ACWMA Ord. 2008-01) require certain commercial businesses and multifamily properties to have organics collection services which includes materials such as food scraps, food-soiled paper and landscaping trimmings. As of January 1, 2019, Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week must have organic waste recycling services. Organics include food, yard trimmings, nonhazardous wood, and food soiled paper. For more information, go to