City of Newark

 

Mandatory recycling in Newark has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units.  Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance began July 1, 2015 for all commercial accounts (regardless of garbage service volume). Requirements to collect food scraps and compostable paper separately from garbage will become effective January 1, 2018 for businesses, institutions, and multi-family properties.

 

Compliance Requirements

All businesses and institutions (regardless of garbage service volume) must:

  1. Provide containers and service of sufficient number, size and frequency for recyclable materials.
  2. Recycle all recyclable Covered Materials: cardboard, newspaper, white paper, mixed recyclable paper, recyclable glass food and beverage containers, metal (aluminum and steel) food and beverage containers, PET (#1) and HDPE (#2) plastic bottles.
  3. Ensure recycling containers are contamination free.  Only recyclable materials may be placed in recycling containers.
  4. Provide information at least annually to employees, tenants, and contractors describing how to properly use the recycling and garbage containers, as well as no later than 14 days after move-in and no less than 14 days prior to move-out for tenant businesses.

Additionally, ACWMA Ordinance 2008-01 requires businesses and institutions in Alameda County generating 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to separate all plant debris from garbage and recyclable materials. Those with on-site service must place plant debris in a designated organics collection bin. Businesses can arrange for the removal of plant debris by their landscaper. The landscaper must haul to an approved facility and must deposit plant debris in the facility’s designated “clean green” area.

Property owners and managers of multi-family properties with 5 or more units must:

  1. Provide containers and service of sufficient number, size and frequency for recyclable materials at the same or at an equally convenient location as garbage.
  2. Provide information at least annually to employees, tenants, and contractors describing how to properly use the recycling and garbage containers, as well as no later than 14 days after move-in and no less than 14 days prior to move-out.

Additionally, ACWMA Ordinance 2008-01 requires multi-family properties in Alameda County generating 4 or more cubic yards of garbage per week to separate all plant debris from garbage and recyclable materials. Those with on-site service must place plant debris in a designated organics collection bin. Multi-family property owners or managers can arrange for the removal of plant debris by their landscaper. The landscaper must haul to an approved facility and must deposit plant debris in the facility’s designated “clean green” area.

Services Provided

The City of Newark contracts with Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste Services) for garbage, recycling and plant debris collection service. Recycling service is available at discounted rates.

Service Provider Information:
Republic Services
http://local.republicservices.com/site/alameda-county
Phone: (510) 657-3500

City Information:
City of Newark
www.newark.org
Phone: (510) 578-4392

Support Materials

Below are downloadable support materials specific to the City of Newark. Additional support materials for any community are also available for businesses and institutions and multi-family properties.

Businesses and institutions support materials:

Guide – English
Guide – Spanish
Posters – English
Posters – Spanish

Multi-family support materials:

Guide – English
Guide – Spanish
Posters – English
Posters – Spanish