Waste Reduction, Recycling & Composting
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 7th & 8th) 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.
Click here for details, ordinance information and materials for shoppers and retailers.
For Emeryville Recycling & Composting collection services (and other discards) go to:
Waste Management Emervyille
What goes where:
3 Stream Recycling Poster
Commercial Container Request information:
Indoor containers provided at low or no cost to businesses.
Container Request Policy
Commercial Container Request Form
Paint Care Program (paintcare.org)
You can now drop of your paints and stains for safe disposal at these nearby locations:
Oakland, Ca. 94609
969 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, Ca. 94706
Glidden Professional Paint Center
3356 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, Ca. 94611
4917 International Blvd
Oakland, Ca. 94601
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.
For all other household hazardous waste, please visit this Oakland-based County program:
Household Hazardous Waste Program
Household Hazardous Waste - (800) 606-6606
This program provides for the proper disposal of solvents, chemicals, paint, pesticides, syringes, or sharps.
The Recycling Wizard will tell you what you can recycle where:
Where to bring your used oil?
Did you know about the 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.
Interested in 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.