Integrated Waste Program and Services


Alameda is a regional leader in source reduction, recycling and composting, where residents and businesses divert 77% of their waste from the landfill.  Find out more by clicking on the links below.


ACI logo 2016 plain.jpg Our partner in our successful diversion efforts has been the City's franchised waste hauler, Alameda County Industries (ACI). You can contact them by calling (510) 483-1400.



We have updated the Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP) of 2010, calculating the latest landfill diversion numbers, and making recommendations for residents to get closer to Zero. Learn more here.


On October 3rd, 2017, the Alameda City Council took a giant step toward reducing plastic litter (especially plastic straws) in our environment by passing the Alameda Disposable Food Service Ware Reduction Law. Read more about that here.


no_merge_sign_3arrows.jpg Businesses and properties of 5 units or more are required to have proper recycling and composting service. Enforcement of this law began January 1, 2015, as the City is a fully opted-in jurisdiction of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority's Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (MRO). 

Questions about the MRO? Learn more here:


Questions about a Construction and/or Demolition (C&D) project? Please see Alameda's specific requirements here.


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