State and Local Recycling Requirements for Commercial and Multi-family accounts
Alameda County Waste Management Authority Ordinance 2012-01 took effect in July 2012 and requires businesses generating four or more cubic yards of solid waste per week and all multi-family property owners (five units or more) to obtain a level of recycling service adequate for the amount of recyclables they generate. This local ordinance builds upon a California State law, AB 341, which requires the same commercial and multi-family accounts to have recycling services.
The local ordinance specifies what materials are to be recycled, including corrugated cardboard, newspaper, mixed recyclable paper, recyclable food and beverage glass containers, metal food and beverage cans and #1 and #2 plastic bottles. Those who self-haul loads of discards to local waste facilities are also required to separate the specified recyclables. Under the Alameda County Waste Management Authority ordinance, fines may be issued to businesses and multi-family properties not in compliance.
To help you comply, Republic Services offers easy to use, cost efficient recycling and organics service for your business. Our dedicated recycling coordinator can provide a free waste assessment to determine ideal service levels for your business, provide you with educational materials and recycling workshops for employees. It's Republic Services' goal to make recycling easy and successful at your business!
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Recycling Rules Alameda County
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asbestos, batteries, food waste, hazardous waste, liquids, paint, oils, medical waste, tires, televisions, monitors and white goods(appliances) containing chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs)
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