Mandatory Recycling Updates: New materials for non-English speaking staff. Enforcement notices mailed starting August.
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Mobile Mini Wins StopWaste Award 

Earlier this summer, Fremont-based Mobile Mini was recognized with a 2016 Stopwaste Business Efficiency Award for Excellence in Recycling and Composting. The company keeps 93% of their waste out of the landfill and reports high employee morale. Full story here.

Recycling Rules Now Available in Multiple Languages

Help non-English speaking staff understand Mandatory Recycling Ordinance requirements with flyers and letters now offered in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. To download materials, visit the Recycling Rules Support Materials page and click “General Ordinance Information – Translated Recycling Rules.” 

Official Notifications to All Accounts

Starting in August, “Official Notification” letters will be mailed to all businesses and institutions that have not yet been formally notified of the Ordinance requirements. If you haven't yet, subscribe to the collection services required in your city and ensure your staff separate materials properly. If a violation is found upon inspection or future review of our records, a “warning” will be sent. Citations and fines may be issued if non-compliance continues after the warning letter. The notification process is anticipated to last through 2017 – so if you haven’t received a letter yet, you should see one in the coming year.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Options

Did you know that in Alameda County, there are easy ways to dispose safely of toxic materials such as CFLs, old paint and leftover chemicals? Take advantage of convenient, low-cost options for businesses. In addition, there are free options for residents. Please share with your employees!  |  510-891-6575
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