Compost, Recycling, Landfill

In the City of Dublin, Amador Valley Industries (AVI) provides weekly collection service for compost, recycling, and landfill materials. Please direct questions regarding rates, collection schedules, and related issues to Amador Valley Industries at 925-479-9545 or email info@amadorvalleyindustries.com

New Compost and Recycling Law

Effective January 1, 2022, a new California state law (SB 1383) goes into effect requiring food and compostable materials, including food scraps, food-soiled paper, cardboard, and yard trimmings to be kept out of landfills to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In Alameda County, the law is implemented under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance.

Businesses, institutions, nonprofits and owners/managers of multifamily properties with five or more units must:

  • Subscribe to compost and recycling collection service. Contact AVI at 925-479-9545 to set up service if you don't already have it. 
  • Set up color-coded and labeled indoor bins. 
  • Ensure proper sorting.
  • Educate employees, contractors, and tenants about the law at least annually and during tenant move-in and move-out. 
  • Certain food generating businesses* must also donate surplus edible food to food recovery or rescue organizations instead of composting it.
    • *Tier 1 sites that must start surplus food donation by 1/1/22: large supermarkets ($2M+ gross annual sales), grocery stores (>10,000 sq. ft.), food service providers, food distributors, and wholesale food vendors. Tier 2 sites that must start surplus food donation by 1/1/24: large health facilities (100+ beds), hotels (200+ rooms), large venues and special events (2,000+ individuals per day), restaurants (>5,000 sq. ft. or 250+ seats), state agency facilities, and public schools.

Resources

For more information about the Ordinance, including free support services and outreach materials, visit www.StopWaste.org/Rules. Customize and print your own signs with StopWaste's signmaker tool. When customizing your signs, please be sure to refer to AVI's program rules for acceptable items in each waste stream.

For a list of Food Recovery Partners available to pick up or receive surplus edible food from Alameda County businesses and institutions, visit https://resource.stopwaste.org/food-recovery-organizations

AVI can also provide free waste assessments and resources and can be reached at 925-479-9545 or info@amadorvalleyindustries.com 

What Goes Where?

Questions about what goes where? Check out AVI's Commercial Recycling Guide or AVI's Multifamily Service Guide.

Compost

Compostable materials include food scraps, food soiled paper, and plant debris. AVI offers a 50% discount on all commercial compost collection services.

Recycling

Recyclable materials include clean paper and cardboard, plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, and metal and aluminum cans. AVI offers a 75% discount on all commercial recycling services. 

Landfill

Landfill or garbage materials are items that are not compostable or recyclable, like plastic bags and wrappers, polystyrene foam, waxed drink cartons, plastic utensils and straws, and diapers and pet waste.

Hazardous waste does not belong in any of AVI's collection containers and should be taken to the designated facilities for proper disposal. For information on proper disposal, please visit StopWaste's Business Hazardous Waste page. 


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