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Mandatory Business Recycling is Here.
Recycling is required by state and local law and is now mandatory for all Oakland businesses. 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 here.
How do I find a recycling service provider?
Explore our vendor directory to find the right recycling service provider for your business. Many vendors are local. Costs and services may vary.
I’m a small business. How do I get help?
Rates start at just $7.50 per month for weekly recycling for small businesses. Learn more about the small business recycling program.
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
There’s a new service coming to town for businesses and multi-family residences! Organics collection (food scraps, plants and food-soiled paper) will be available beginning 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