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Businesses and Multi-Family Property Owners Still in Violation of Mandatory Recycling Ordinance Now Face Fines

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has begun issuing fines to businesses and multi-family property owners still in violation of Alameda County’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. To date, over 100 citation notices have been served, and more are expected as routine inspections continue. Of the locations inspected this year, the majority was found to be in compliance with the Ordinance at the time of inspection.


Together, we have been reducing the number of single-use plastic and paper bags distributed at supermarkets, convenience, liquor and drug stores across Alameda County since 2013. Thank you!

Now under consideration is an expansion of this law to cover additional retail stores, potentially including all retail stores and restaurants in Alameda County.

We will be hosting a series of meetings throughout the county to solicit your input on expansion ideas and the reusable bag requirements.

This event is open to all Alameda County retailers.



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