recycling

Recycling is weekly, unlimited and picked up on the same day as your organics and trash.

If you need an additional recycling cart, call Customer Service at 800-320-8077. But if this is a one-time or occasional occurrence, your bagged recycling overage can be set out within 3 feet of the curb. However, advance notice is required!

StopWaste.org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency. Their Recycling Wizard provides answers on where to recycle common and unusual items in Alameda County

What to Place in Your Blue Container

paper

All materials and containers must be clean and free of food or other contamination.

Cardboard egg cartons

Catalogs
Junk mail
Magazines

Cereal-type boxes

Computer paper
Envelopes
White paper

Corrugated cardboard

Mixed paper

Newspaper

Paperback books

Phonebooks

Colored paper

plastics

#1 - #7 plastic beverage and food containers

Mixed rigid plastic containers

Plastic bags and film, bagged and tightly wrapped

Plastic juice bottles Plastic milk jug

Plastic soda bottles Plastic water jugs and bottles

metals

Aluminum cans

Aluminum foil

Aluminum roasting pans (fold & flatten)

Steel/tin cans

Metal pieces (small only)

glass

Glass bottles

Glass jars

aseptic pouches and containers

Juice boxes

polystyrene and styrofoam

Blocks

Sheets

Packing peanuts

Egg cartons

household batteries

Batteries can placed in a sealed zip-lock plastic bag atop the lid of the blue recycling cart on your regular collection day.

They can also be brought to the Piedmont Fire Station for recycling.

What Doesn't Belong in Your Blue Container

  • Appliances
  • Ashes of any kind
  • Bottle caps
  • Cable
  • Ceramics, pyrex, stemware
  • Clothing
  • Christmas lights
  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food products
  • Food contaminated paper products
  • Garden hoses
  • Mirrors
  • Napkins
  • Painted wood
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic bags (loose)
  • Rocks
  • Snack wrappers
  • Sod
  • Straws
  • Tissues
  • Treated wood
  • Video/audio tapes*
  • Window glass
  • Paint cans*
  • Hazardous materials of any kind*
  • Toxic materials of any kind*

*Please refer to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) section for disposal options.