Contamination and Overage Monitoring Program Starts September 1, 2023.
In 2022, Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) went into effect requiring everyone in the State of California to have organics and recycling collection services and to sort their waste properly. Jurisdictions like Oro Loma Sanitary District are also required to monitor and enforce these requirements. The goal of the mandate is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by keeping compostables and recyclables out of the landfill, which helps create a sustainable future for the next generation.
WM will use WM Smart Truck® technology to photograph overfilled containers and/or contaminants in your collection containers and will send a notification with a photograph explaining what was found, along with tips to avoid overage and/or contamination charges in the future. Starting September 1, 2023, WM will begin sending monitoring notices, but you will not receive additional charges until after January 16, 2024.
Beginning January 2024, additional charges will be implemented after two warnings when contamination and/or overfilled containers are found. These charges help offset costs associated with processing and disposal. Program information which includes charges and a sorting guide is available below.
Monitoring Program and Smart Truck® Technology Information
Download single-family home program information: English
Download multi-family property cart only program information: English
Download multi-family property cart and bin program information: English
Download commercial property program information: English
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.