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Services for Businesses and Organizations in Berkeley

The City of Berkeley provides all commercial wet garbage and organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings) collection services. “Dry rubbish” – meaning garbage with NO food or wet items – and commercial recyclables are picked up by city and city approved haulers.

City of Berkeley provides free onsite waste and recycling assessments. Appointments can be made by calling (510) 981-7270.

Service Provider/City Information:
City of Berkeley:
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=4034
Customer Service: (510) 981-7270
Contact City of Berkeley for list of approved dry rubbish haulers.

Private Recycling Haulers List:
StopWaste database

Multi-family properties:

The City of Berkeley’s municipal collection service provides for all multi-family garbage and organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard trimmings) collection. For complexes with 10 or more units, the City provides recycling service at no additional cost. For multi-family complexes with 9 or less units, the Ecology Center provides recycling service at no additional cost.

City of Berkeley provides free onsite waste and recycling assessments. Appointments can be made by calling (510) 981-7270.

Service Provider/City Information:
City of Berkeley:
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us
Customer Service: (510) 981-7270

Ecology Center
www.ecologycenter.org/recycling
Phone: (510) 527-5555

Mandatory Recycling Ordinance

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority Mandatory Recycling Ordinance prohibits the disposal of certain readily recyclable materials. It requires businesses and multi-family properties with five or more units to provide on-site recycling to handle the amount of recyclable materials produced at those locations. Visit the Recycling Rules Alameda County website for more information about the Alameda County Mandatory Recycling Ordinance.

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