3-Part Video Series in English, Spanish and Chinese


How-To Videos Help Businesses Recycle & Compost, June 2019

Under Alameda County’s Mandatory Composting and Recycling Ordinance, most businesses, institutions, and multi-family properties are required to have recycling and organics collection service. Businesses must also sort materials properly. A new series of videos is now available to help you set up a successful recycling and composting program.

Consider using the videos in staff trainings or emailing the links to employees, contractors, and/or tenants to view when they have a few spare minutes. The videos are a great refresher on the recycling rules and how to comply during day-to-day operations. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Step 1: Know the Rules (3 min)
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Overview of the Mandatory Composting & Recycling law in Alameda County with a summary of the three main rules for compliance.

Step 2: Set up Indoor Bins (4 min)
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Step-by-step instructions to show businesses how to set up indoor bins for well-labeled recycling and composting stations.

Step 3: Sort Correctly (5 min)
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Detailed instructions on what materials are (and aren’t!) accepted for composting and recycling, and how to sort properly.

Tip: Make the videos even more effective by pairing them with other tools like posters, stickers, and guides. See more resources here.