Please note that, effective January 1, 2022, new state and local laws of SB 1383 and the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance replaced the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance in Alameda County. Please use the new Questions form at


Need more information? The Mandatory Recycling Ordinance and the Plant Debris Landfill Ban Ordinance require affected parties to comply with rules for separating discards and properly disposing of typical recyclable materials and plant debris.

We are here to help property owners and managers affected by these ordinances understand what is required and how to comply.

Information about the ordinances, implementation requirements or general questions can be sent via the form below or you can call the Mandatory Recycling Information line at (510) 891-6575 to leave a message for a call back.

Requests for and questions about garbage and recycling services can be directed to your service provider or city.

Note:  To submit documentation of recycling service, please use the Submit Documentation form.