Multi-Family Residential Program Guide

Reduce Waste

Stop Getting Junk Mail by visiting: or
Both web sites provide free services to help reduce unwanted mail. You can opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars & more.

Reduce Litter

Avoid overloading your Recyclables, Organics, and Garbage carts/bins. Keep lids closed when possible. Bag or box small and light-weight items to keep them from blowing away during collection.

Reuse Rather than Dispose

Items you no longer want might be of use to someone else. Consider donating any item in good condition to a local charity. You could also sell items through a local consignment store. Here are some links:

Salvation Army

St. Vincent de Paul

Changing Gears Bike Shop (bikes and bike parts only) is all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. find the highest and best use for items you no longer want. Learn more about reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Recycle More

Some items that cannot be recycled through ACI can be recycled elsewhere. Find a recycler by visiting

Dispose of E-Waste Right 

Computers, printers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, stereo components, video game players, and other forms of e-waste contain hazardous substances and require special handling. Residents can deliver e-waste to any number of free collection sites.
For a list of sites, visit:

Dispose of Sharps Safely

Needles, lances, and other sharps require special handling and are NOT allowed in your Recyclables, Organics, or Garbage containers. Sharps users should ask their doctor or pharmacist about available disposal options. For more information and additional disposal options, contact the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program at 800-606-6606 or

Recycle Used Motor Oil & Filters

Used oil is toxic and is not allowed inside any ACI cart or bin. Make sure it is safely recycled by taking it to the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Facility or to any certified collection center. For a list of collection centers,

Put Hazardous Waste in Its Place

Anything labeled toxic, hazardous, or flammable requires special handling! The County operates free collection centers for items like those shown below and many more. Call 800-606-6606 or visit: for more information.