Provider of recyclables, organics and garbage collection services.
Multi-Family Service

Multi-Family Service Guide

Help us provide safe & efficient service

  • Properly sort your materials — it makes a difference!
  • Make sure your collection containers are accessible on you service day. Do not block with vehicles or other obstacles.
  • Prevent litter. Use a bag/box to contain small, lightweight items before placing them in any of you containers.
  • Do not place items outside your containers. We have a special annual clean up program for Multi-Family complexes. Please have your property manager contact us for more information.
  • Dispose of large amounts of liquid fat, oil & grease responsibly. For information on proper disposal, visit StopWaste.org/hhw or call 1-800-606-6606.

 

Proper sorting makes a difference!

 

 

 

 

Put Recyclables in the blue container.

PAPER PRODUCTS

  • corrugated cardboard & paper boxes — large or multiple pieces should be flattened and/or cut. 
  • hard cover books — up to 40 lbs.
  • juice, soup & soy milk boxes
  • junk mail, catalogs & phone books
  • magazines & newspapers
  • shredded paper — contain in a paper bag or box

GLASS BOTTLES & JARS
Remove lids

ALUMINUM & METAL

  • aerosol cans — empty
  • food and soda cans
  • scrap metal — pieces up to 40 lbs.

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • bottles, jars & tubs labeled
  • plastic bags — BAG-IN-BAG: When recycling multiple plastic bags, stuff one bag full of the others; tie off the full bag before placing in the recyclables. Single bags belong in the garbage. Protect the environment by refusing/reusing single-use bags.

E-WASTE PERIPHERALS
Please removed batteries first.

  • desktop speakers, keyboards, mice & modems

 

 

Put Organics in the green container.

FOOD SCRAPS
Fresh, frozen, cooked & moldy.

  • bread, rice, pasta, cereals & grains
  • coffee grounds & tea leaves
  • dairy products
  • eggshells
  • fruits & vegetables
  • meat & bones
  • nuts & shells
  • pits, peels, skins & rinds

FOOD-SOILED PAPER

  • coffee filters
  • newspaper – used to line kitchen pail
  • paper bags
  • paper plates & cups (not plastic lined)
  • paper take out boxes (not plastic lined)
  • paper tea bags
  • paper towels & napkins
  • pizza boxes
  • waxed paper & wax-coated boxes
  • wooden chopsticks & utensils

YARD TRIMMINGS

  • flowers
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • small branches – less than 6 inches in diameter

UNTREATED WOOD

  • dimensional lumber less than 2 feet long — free of nails/hardware, paint, varnish, glue, & other chemicals

 

 

USE THE HANDY KITCHEN PAIL TO REDUCE WASTE!
Line it with newspaper, paper bags, or paper towels to help keep it clean. Empty it as needed into your green organics container at your complex. Rinse or wash with warm soapy water.

 

PLEASE DO NOT OVERLOAD CONTAINERS — LIDS MUST CLOSE
NO DIRT, SOD, ROCK, CONCRETE OR BRICK

 

 

 

Put Garbage in the grey container.

NON-RECYCLABLE GLASS

  • ceramic & Pyrex®
  • incandescent light bulbs — NO FLUORESCENT, CFL, or LED
  • kitchenware — dishes, bowls, cups, etc.
  • mirror, tempered, & window glass

NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER

  • dryer sheets
  • laminated items
  • metallic/embellished wrapping paper
  • paper used from cleaning — not food-soiled
  • photographs
  • vacuum bags

PLASTICS NOT MARKED WITH

  • 6-pack rings — please cut
  • plastic cups, plates & utensils
  • plastic film, wrap & single plastic bags
  • plastic straws & stir sticks
  • records, tapes & CDs
  • snack packaging
  • Styrofoam®

OTHER

  • balloons — latex & Mylar
  • clothes hangers (plastic & metal)
  • diapers & wipes
  • hose — garden or rubber
  • personal hygiene products
  • pet feces & litter — bagged
  • rubber bands
  • shoes, clothing, textiles, rugs & mats
  • sponges
  • toothpaste tubes
  • toys
  • wood — stained, painted, sealed & treated

 

REMEMBER, IT’S ALWAYS BETTER TO REUSE, RECYCLE, COMPOST OR DONATE THAN TO DUMP IN THE LANDFILL!

 

NO RECYCLABLES OR ORGANICS
NO  CONSTRUCTION OR DEMOLITION MATERIALS

 

 

PUT HAZARDOUS WASTE IN THE RIGHT PLACE:
Hazardous waste does not belong in any Livermore Sanitation cart or bin. Pesticides, fertilizers, pool & photo chemicals, paint, varnish, toxic cleaning products, smoke detectors, mercury-containing items (thermometers, CFLs/fluorescent lights, etc.), unwanted medications, and sharps (needles, lancets, etc.) require special handling. For information about proper disposal of these items and Alameda County’s free drop-off facility located in Livermore, visit StopWaste.org/hhw or call 1-800-606-6606.

Questions?

Please contact your property manager or owner with any service issues or inquires. For general program information, contact us.

 

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