Our Upcoming Events
Starting July 1, the City of Oakland is introducing new trash, recycling and compost services that will carry our City forward as an environmental leader. Click here to learn more.
Mandatory Business Recycling Is Here
Recycling is required by local law, and is now mandatory for all Oakland businesses and institutions. Although it’s now required, recycling has always been smart business. More Oakland businesses have embraced recycling than ever before.
How do I comply with the law?
Businesses need to partner with a recycling service provider and ensure that they have adequate service. Learn more about the requirements at My Recycling Rules.
How do I find a recycling service provider?
Explore our business recycling service provider directory to find the right recycling service provider for your business. Many vendors are local. Costs and services may vary.
Need more help?
Contact the Oakland Recycles hotline at (510) 238-7283 or via email email@example.com.
Information Sessions on New Service Changes
With changes to Oakland's trash, compost, and recycling services and rates just around the corner, now is a great time to focus your attention on the trash, compost and recycling generated by your business, and learn about the newest ways to Recycle Right. This free information session presented by Oakland Recycles will include information about:
- Changes to services and pricing on July 1, and your options for selecting trash, compost and recycling services.
- Free support services provided by Oakland Recycles and Stopwaste, such as on-site consultations and other free technical assistance resources.
- How to fulfill your obligations under the Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (visit www.recyclingrulesac.org/city/city-of-oakland for more information).
Who Should Attend?
These events are free and open to any Oakland business owner, commercial building manager, or employee who wants to learn more about upcoming service changes, how to set up compost and recycling at your business, or Alameda County’s mandatory recycling law.
Small Business Breakfast and Recycling Information Session
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Doña Tomas, 5004 Telegraph Ave (@ 51st)
Hosted by Oakland Recycles and the Temescal Business Improvement District
Office Building Managers and Tenants Lunch and Recycling Information Session
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
12 - 1.30pm
Parkway Room, 500 12th St, Oakland
Hosted by Oakland Recycles and 550 Broadway
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Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce "Inside Oakland" Breakfast and Recycling Information Session
Friday, June 26, 2015
8.30 - 10am
Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 475 14th St, Oakland
Hosted by Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Oakland Recycles
Open to Chamber of Commerce members and non-members
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Can’t make one of the events? Join us for a virtual presentation online.
Business Recycling Informational Webinar*
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2 – 3pm
Hosted by Oakland Recycles
*This is an online session and an internet connection will be needed to participate.
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Resources for Your Business
Oakland Recycles is here to help businesses get the answers and assistance they need. Whether you are just starting recycling, or have been doing it for years, our resources will help your business recycle more and recycle right.
Green Your Business
Compost collection service (food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant debris) will be provided exclusively by WMAC effective July 1, 2015.
For details or to subscribe to service, contact WMAC at 510-613-8700. If you currently receive compost collection service from a provider other than WMAC, work with your provider to transition your service to WMAC by July 1, 2015.
Green Your Business
Join the 130-plus Oakland businesses that have achieved Green Business Certification through the Bay Area Green Business Program. Certified Green Businesses go beyond compliance with environmental regulations by taking additional steps to minimize waste, conserve water and energy, and prevent pollution.
Oakland Recycles provides support to help green businesses locate and thrive in Oakland. Oakland businesses interested in becoming Certified Green Businesses may obtain free technical assistance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Oakland Recycles hotline at (510) 238-7283.
There is a new mattress recycling requirement for businesses. Mattress retailers, manufacturers and renovators will find detailed information about recycling requirements here.
A program of Oakland Public Works
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5301
Oakland, CA 94612-2034
Recycling Holine: (510) 238-SAVE (238-7283)
Fax: (510) 238-7286
TDD: 510 (238-3254