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Recycling at Home

Find out what goes in your curbside bins

  • Items going in the recycling should be empty, clean and dry, and free of food and liquids. 
  • Make sure you only put what's allowed in the recycling and green carts. Check what is recyclable in your city's curbside program.  

Put food scraps, food-soiled paper and plant trimmings in the green bin

Reduce paper use

Take household hazardous waste and electronics to local collection facilities


Need More Help?

  • Help your friends and family understand what goes in each bin, create a custom recycling sign
  • Call the toll-free Alameda County Recycling Information line at 877-STOPWASTE or email us at
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