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Published February 9, 2017

MANDATORY RECYCLING ORDINANCE

INFORMATION MEETING




Pleasanton Garbage Service in cooperation with Hacienda and the Alameda County Waste Management Authority would like to make sure you are aware of new laws that apply to your Hacienda site and special programs that are available to help you comply. Alameda County Waste Management Authority’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance now requires businesses to provide recycling services and, for those that generate significant quantities of organics (food scraps and compostable paper), to provide adequate on-site collection service for compostable materials. Fortunately, there are several programs available to help properties meet the new requirements. On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, Pleasanton property and business representatives can learn more about the specifics of the ordinance and ordinance compliance at a special informational event.

Informational Event
The informational event on the county Mandatory Recycling Ordinance will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. The event will take place at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton. Presentations will be made by guest speakers from the City of Pleasanton, Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Pleasanton Garbage Service. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. All Pleasanton property and business representatives are invited to attend.

Mixed Recycling
Pleasanton Garbage Service will provide one 96 gallon mixed recycling cart to each eligible Pleasanton Garbage Service account at no charge. Additional carts or larger front-end load containers are also available for an additional fee. Materials that must be recycled include newspaper, white paper, mixed recyclable paper, cardboard, recyclable glass food and beverage containers, metal (aluminum and steel), food and beverage containers, PET #1 and HDPE #2 plastic bottles.

Food Waste/Organic Recycling
Pleasanton Garbage Service also offers a Commercial Organics Program for businesses that generate food scraps, food soiled paper (such as paper towels, paper plates, and waxed cardboard) and plant debris. Organics collection service is provided by 96 gallon carts or front-end load containers. A fee is charged for these containers based on the size and frequency of collection service provided. To make separating food scraps, food soiled paper, and plant debris easier, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority is offering free indoor green containers and lids, up to $500 per approved business. To apply, visit www.RecyclingRulesAC.org/containers.

Special Services
Property managers interested in expanding or enhancing their program will find support through Pleasanton Garbage Service. Pleasanton Garbage Service offers a free waste assessment to help you determine your organization’s garbage and recycling service needs, and free set-up and on-going support to help keep your program running smoothly. Additional details are available on the Pleasanton Garbage web site: pleasantongarbageservice.com/services_com.html.

Additional Information
Additional information on this program and upcoming rate adjustments is available. Please refer to the contact below for details. For more information about Pleasanton's Recycling Rules, visit www.RecyclingRulesAC.org/City-of-Pleasanton.

Contact Information
Sean Welch
Interim Assistant to Pleasanton City Manager
Post Office Box 520
Pleasanton, California  94566
(925) 931-5002  phone     (925) 931-5482  fax   swelch@cityofpleasantonca.gov   e-mail     www.cityofpleasantonca.gov    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax    info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW