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
- No plastic, glass or metal should ever go in the green bin.
- Find out more about recycling food scraps.
Reduce paper use
- Think twice before printing and print double-sided.
- Go paperless with bills and bank statements.
- Stop junk mail, catalogs and phone books from arriving at your home.
Take household hazardous waste and electronics to local collection facilities
- Many common household products, such as used motor oil, leftover paint, pesticides and fertilizer products, and electronics are considered hazardous waste and should never be disposed of in the garbage.
- Drop off your household hazardous and electronic waste for free at four locations in Alameda County.
- Find out where to get rid of old medicine, and unwanted computers, phones, TVs, DVD players, gaming equipment and other E-waste on RecycleWhere.