Rules by City
The scope of participation and implementation timing for the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance differs among the 17 jurisdictions in Alameda County. To generate a customized list of recycling rules please click on your city in the lists below.
Jurisdictions fully opted-in to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 requirements which includes recycling and composting requirements for all businesses and multi-family properties with 5 or more units.
Alameda | Albany | Berkeley | Castro Valley Sanitary District | Emeryville | Fremont | Hayward | Livermore | Oakland | Oro Loma Sanitary District | Piedmont | Pleasanton | San Leandro | Unincorporated Areas
Jurisdiction that has fully opted-in to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 requirements with a schedule delay for Organics. Requirements to collect Organics (food scraps and compostable paper) will become effective January 1, 2018 in Newark.
Jurisdiction that has fully opted-in to the Phase 1 and Phase 2 requirements with a schedule delay for Phase 2. Requirements to collect Organics (food scraps and compostable paper) will become effective January 1, 2018 in Union City. All businesses (regardless of garbage service volume) will also be covered by the Ordinance as of January 1, 2018.
Jurisdiction that has opted out from inclusion in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. All multi-family complexes with 5 or more units and commercial accounts subscribing to 4 or more cubic yards of refuse collection service per week anywhere in California are subject to State Law and regulations mandating recycling service (AB 341). As of January 1, 2017, multi-family properties and businesses in California that generate 4 or more cubic yards of organics waste may also be mandated to arrange for organics waste recycling collection services by AB 1826.
The following document contains a table summarizing the covered accounts by city and provides details on the recycling rules by sector: Covered Accounts by City Overview.