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Recycling & Organic Bins

With a single container for your mixed recyclables, you don't spend time sorting or waste space with multiple recycling bins. Even better, because recycling containers cost less than trash bins, you may be able to reduce your overall bill.

Commercial Services Guide

Mixed recycling materials:

  • Paper (white, colored, fax, gloss)
  • Envelopes, file folders
  • Newspapers, magazines, phone books
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Aluminum & tin cans
  • Plastic food & beverage containers*
  • Triple-rinsed plastic chemical bottles*

Unacceptable materials:

  • Carbon paper & treated papers
  • Transparencies & photographs
  • Food waste & food soiled papers
  • Wood
  • Glass (except bottles)
  • Metals (except aluminum & tin cans)
  • Landscape waste
  • Carpet
  • Bathroom waste
  • Hazardous & medical waste

Note:

  • Add 10 inches to width measurement to include side pocket dimensions.
  • Add 7 inches to height measurement for wheeled containers.
  • Height dimensions listed are the measurements at the container's highest point.
  • The actual loading level/height may be lower.

 

Composting for Business

Close nature's loop by composting your food scraps. Rather than going to the landfill, food scraps can be processed into compost, which enriches soil naturally.

Benefits of Composting:
  • Potential to reduce disposal costs
  • Improve your image as an environmental leader
  • Reduce waste going to a landfill
  • Prevent greenhouse gas emissions

 

Compostable materials:

  • Food Scraps: fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, breads, pastas, tea bags, coffee grounds
  • Food-soiled Paper: paper cups, napkins, waxed cardboard
  • Yard Trimmings and Wood: All plant anf floral material, wood produce crates, wood scraps, sawdust

 

Unacceptable materials:

  • Plastics (all types)
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Grease trappings or tallow
  • Liquids

 

Mandatory Recycling

State Law Requires More Businesses to Compost, January 2019

Under State of California laws AB 341 and AB 1826, certain businesses and institutions are required to recycle and compost. As of January 1, 2019, the State requires more sites to have organics collection service; businesses and multi-family properties that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week must have organics collection service.

Materials that must be composted include food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper.

AB 341 has required recycling at many businesses since July 1, 2012. Materials that must be recycled include bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard.

Additionally, the Mandatory Composting and Recycling law in Alameda County requires businesses to sort their waste into the proper containers.

For more information about the State’s mandatory commercial recycling and composting laws, visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/ and https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics.

 

 

Rolloffs/Debris Boxes

Place your debris box order online or call 510-657-3500. Next day service in Alameda County when you order Monday-Friday.

We provide debris box rental services for the following cities: Fremont, Newark, and Union City

The following materials cannot be collected in roll-off containers:
asbestos, batteries, food waste, hazardous waste, liquids, paint, oils, medical waste, tires, televisions, monitors and white goods(appliances) containing chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs)

Order Rolloffs/Debris Box

 

Rates and Billing Information

Please visit our Resources page for rates. For billing questions please contact Customer Service.

Recycling

Recycling & Organic Bins

With a single container for your mixed recyclables, you don't spend time sorting or waste space with multiple recycling bins. Even better, because recycling containers cost less than trash bins, you may be able to reduce your overall bill.

Food Scrap Recycling for Business ProgramRecycle Poster


Mixed recycling materials:

 
 
  • Paper (white, colored, fax, gloss)
  • Envelopes, file folders
  • Newspapers, magazines, phone books
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Aluminum & tin cans
  • Plastic food & beverage containers*
  • Triple-rinsed plastic chemical bottles*

Unacceptable materials:

  • Carbon paper & treated papers
  • Transparencies & photographs
  • Food waste & food soiled papers
  • Wood
  • Glass (except bottles)
  • Metals (except aluminum & tin cans)
  • Landscape waste
  • Carpet
  • Bathroom waste
  • Hazardous & medical waste

Note:

  • Add 10 inches to width measurement to include side pocket dimensions.
  • Add 7 inches to height measurement for wheeled containers.
  • Height dimensions listed are the measurements at the container's highest point.
  • The actual loading level/height may be lower.

 

Composting for Business

Close nature's loop by composting your food scraps. Rather than going to the landfill, food scraps can be processed into compost, which enriches soil naturally.

Benefits of Composting:
  • Potential to reduce disposal costs
  • Improve your image as an environmental leader
  • Reduce waste going to a landfill
  • Prevent greenhouse gas emissions

 

Compostable materials:

  • Food Scraps: fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, breads, pastas, tea bags, coffee grounds
  • Food-soiled Paper: paper cups, napkins, waxed cardboard
  • Yard Trimmings and Wood: All plant anf floral material, wood produce crates, wood scraps, sawdust

 

Unacceptable materials:

  • Plastics (all types)
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Grease trappings or tallow
  • Liquids

 

Mandatory Recycling

State Law Requires More Businesses to Compost, January 2019

Under State of California laws AB 341 and AB 1826, certain businesses and institutions are required to recycle and compost. As of January 1, 2019, the State requires more sites to have organics collection service; businesses and multi-family properties that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week must have organics collection service.

Materials that must be composted include food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper.

AB 341 has required recycling at many businesses since July 1, 2012. Materials that must be recycled include bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard.

Additionally, the Mandatory Composting and Recycling law in Alameda County requires businesses to sort their waste into the proper containers.

For more information about the State’s mandatory commercial recycling and composting laws, visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/ and https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics.

 

Rolloffs/Debris Boxes

Place your debris box order online or call 510-657-3500. Next day service available in Alameda County when you order Monday through Friday.

We provide debris box rental services for the following cities: Fremont, Newark, and Union City

The following materials cannot be collected in roll-off containers:
asbestos, batteries, food waste, hazardous waste, liquids, paint, oils, medical waste, tires, televisions, monitors and white goods(appliances) containing chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs)

Order Rolloffs/Debris Box

Refuse & Organics/Food Waste Collection
(Rolloffs/Debris Boxes) Container Sizes
6 Cubic Yard
14 Cubic Yard
20 Cubic Yard
30 Cubic Yard
40 Cubic Yard

Recycling Collection
(Rolloffs/Debris Boxes) Container Sizes
6 Cubic Yard
14 Cubic Yard
20 Cubic Yard
30 Cubic Yard
40 Cubic Yard


Rates and Billing Information

Please visit our Resources page for rates. For billing questions please contact Customer Service.


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Sharps Disposal by Mail

Learn more about the Republic Services Sharps mail-back disposal program.

Contact us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at 510-657-3500.

Carts & Containers

Download your Recycling and Organics posters to display in your enclosures or near indoor recycling and organics containers to educate your staff. Contact Republic Services to speak with our dedicated commercial recycling representative to learn more about creating and maintaining a successful recycling program at your business!

The white metal container and black cart are for trash only. Remember, by recycling more, you may be able to reduce your trash service level which may result in cost savings!

Acceptable Landfill Materials

  • Non-Recyclables
  • Non-Organics

Unacceptable Items

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Hazardous and Medical Waste
  • Sharps (Needles, Syringes)
  • Liquids/Oil/Grease
  • Appliances and Electronics
  • Concrete, Asphaft, Dirt
  • Construction Debris
  • Tires

The blue metal container and blue cart are for recyclables.

Acceptable Recycling Materials

  • Mixed Paper (Magazines, Newspapers, Office Paper, Junk Mail, Cardboard)
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Scrap Metal
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Milk Cartons
  • Glass
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Containers 1-7
  • Small E-Waste
  • Block Styrofoam (in clear plastic bags)
  • Carpet

Unacceptable Items

  • Trash
  • Food Waste and Food-Soiled Paper
  • Treated wood, Pallets
  • Landscape Waste
  • Restroom Waste
  • Hazardous or Medical waste
  • Construction Debris
  • Concrete, Asphalt, Dirt

The green metal container and green cart are for organics.

Acceptable Organics Materials

  • Food Scraps: fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, breads, pastas, tea bags, coffee grounds
  • Food-soiled Paper: paper cups, napkins, waxed cardboard
  • Yard Trimmings and Wood: All plant and floral material, wood produce crates, wood scraps, sawdust

Unacceptable Items

  • Plastics (all types)
  • Styrofoam
  • Glass
  • Metals
  • Grease trappings or tallow
  • Liquids
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Animal Waste
  • Restroom Waste

 

Mandatory Recycling

State Law Requires More Businesses to Compost, January 2019

Under State of California laws AB 341 and AB 1826, certain businesses and institutions are required to recycle and compost. As of January 1, 2019, the State requires more sites to have organics collection service; businesses and multi-family properties that generate 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week must have organics collection service.

Materials that must be composted include food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper.

AB 341 has required recycling at many businesses since July 1, 2012. Materials that must be recycled include bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard.

Additionally, the Mandatory Composting and Recycling law in Alameda County requires businesses to sort their waste into the proper containers.

For more information about the State’s mandatory commercial recycling and composting laws, visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/ and https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics.

 

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