Alameda - An East Bay Oasis
Home to nearly 80,000 residents
The charming city of Alameda, located in Alameda County, California, is renowned for its considerable collection of Victorian Homes and Manses. Alameda Island, or "The Island" as the locals refer to it, connects to Oakland by way of two tunnels and a bridge and looks serenely out onto the San Francisco Bay. The city has a total population of just under 79,000 according to the 2016 census.
But even this island oasis in the San Francisco Bay can look unseemly without proper waste management and trash disposal.
A Community Effort to Reduce Trash
The City of Alameda takes landfill reduction very seriously and is committed to a suite of waste management programs for residents, businesses and local government. This has resulted in a commendable 68% diversion rate. Alameda uses a three-bin system for garbage, organics and recycling. Alameda is also one of the few cities in the country that collects food waste and used motor oil at the curbside. In addition, Styrofoam is banned throughout the community.
Alameda Garbage Guidelines
What city trash collectors will/won't take
The City's solid waste, green waste, recycling, and food waste and organics collection are managed by Waste Management. For more information, call the City's Public Works Department (510) 747-7930 or email Public Works. The city does not consider E-Waste or Household Hazardous Waste to be garbage or acceptable for curbside pickup, but instead requires residents to self-haul (or have someone else haul their E-Waste or Household Hazardous Waste) to one of the county's facilities. Alameda residents of single-family homes and multiplex buildings (with 4 units or less) may schedule an annual on-call cleanup to discard overflow waste and recyclable materials. This service is available at no charge, once per 12-month period, if you are eligible.