Commercial Organics Program

Food Scraps & Food-Soiled Paper Belong in Your Green Cart or Bin.

  • Meat & Bones
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Bread & Pasta
  • Egg Shells
  • Dairy Products
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Coffee Filters
  • Tea Bags
  • Waxed Paper & Wax-Coated Boxes
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Paper Bags
  • Takeout Boxes

Newspaper, paper bags, or certified compostable bags can be used to line food scrap collection containers in the kitchen.

A list of certified bags can be found at:

No Bio-Plastic Cups, Lids, Plates, Utensils, or Containers
No Glass, Metal, Styrofoam or Plastic
No Aseptic Boxes (Juice, Soup & Soy Milk)
No Liquid Fat, Oil or Grease

NO PAINT, BATTERIES, FLUORESCENT BULBS, POISON, OR OTHER HAZARDOUS WASTE HAZARDOUS WASTE is not accepted in any Alameda County Industries collection carts or bins. For information on disposal locations, please call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste team at 1-800-606-6606.

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