Information for Businesses
Current commercial trash, recycling, and organics rates can be found on the Waste Management of Alameda County website.
Collection Services & Sorting Guide
Collection services and information on material sorting are included in this brochure. Want to know whether something can go in the recycling or compost? Check out the Re:Source tool to find out more!
Legislation & Requirements
All commercial businesses are required to subscribe to trash, recycling, and organics service or have an approved waiver. Details on requirements for businesses can be found at StopWaste.org. A few recent changes to local and state legislation are highlighted below:
Alameda County Plastic Bag Ban
Single Use Foodware Only Upon Request (AB 1276)
Eco-Foodware Ordinance/Polystyrene Ban
Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance (SB 1383)
Free Resources for Businesses
Free Indoor Commercial Waste Sorting Containers
The City of Emeryville offers FREE indoor recycling and compostables containers, as part of your waste diversion program at your business. Inquire with Environmental Programs at 510-596-3795, email@example.com
Free Signage and Training
Free signage for your business and training on proper sorting and recycling/composting techniques for your employees may be available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Green Business Certification: Alameda County Green Business Program
The City of Emeryville helps businesses by certifying the waste and storm water portion of their application. For more information on waste reduction and the Green Business Program email email@example.com or contact Carolina Miranda, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-485-9164.