Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting

Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance Phase II Begins
Alameda County mandatory Recycling Ordinance Phase II begins July 1, 2014 for all businesses and multi-family properties with 5 or more units. For details, the ordinance text and more, go here: Alameda County Recycling Program

Bulky waste collection for Emeryville (April 7 and 8) 2014 is over. Thank you for participating!

For additional bulky items collection, call Waste Management of Alameda County at 510-613-8710.

Plastic Bag Ban Started in Alameda County on January 1, 2013 
No single use plastic bags will be allowed at grocery stores, supermarkets, foodmarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, drug stores or other entities that sell milk, bread, soda and snack foods.

View the details, ordinance information and materials for shoppers and retailers.

Emeryville Recycling & Composting Collection Services
For Emeryville Recycling and Composting collection services (and other discards) go to the Waste Management Emervyille website

What Goes Where
Commercial Container Request information
Indoor containers provided at low or no cost to businesses:
Paint Care Program
Visit the Paint Care Program website for more information.

You can now drop of your paints and stains for safe disposal at these nearby locations:
  • Kelly Moore
    4156 Telegraph
    Oakland, CA 94609
    Ph: 510-652-4970
  • Kelly Moore
    969 San Pablo Ave.
    Albany, CA 94706
    Ph: 510-525-3162
  • Glidden Professional Paint Center
    3356 Piedmont Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Ph: 510-547-4924
  • Kelly Moore
    4917 International Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • Sherwin-Williams
    559 66th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94621
Please Note: the above drop-off locations may change and will hopefully increase. Check PaintCare website for updates and for more information.

Other Household Hazardous Waste
For all other household hazardous waste, please visit this Oakland-based County Program:
  • Household Hazardous Waste - 800-606-6606: This program provides for the proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes, or sharps.
  • Recycling Wizard: The Recycling Wizard will tell you what you can recycle where.
  • Marina Used Oil Depot Program - Emeryville Marina - 510-654-3716: A used motor oil recycling depot has been installed near the fuel dock at the Marina. This service is free to the public.
  • Backyard composting - Stopwaste.org provides lots of useful information, 510-444-SOIL: Feed your garden! Recycle fruits, vegetables, and yard trimmings in your own backyard to produce a great soil additive, or use a worm composting bin for composting vegetable food wastes using red worms.