Multifamily Free Tools & Resources

Free Tools and Resources

For Multifamily Property Owners and Managers

Make sure you and your residents have the tools and information to recycle and compost right.
 

Recycling and Compost Service Required

Multifamily properties (5+ units) are required to provide recycling and compost collection service for all residents. You must:

  • Provide containers and service of sufficient number, size and frequency for recyclable materials at the same or at an equally convenient location as trash.
  • Provide containers and service of sufficient number, size and frequency for organics (food scraps and compostable paper) at the same or at an equally convenient location as trash.
  • County requirements at My Recycling Rules. State compost collection requirements and recycling collection requirements. Oakland Municipal Code requires property managers to provide residents access to all franchised collection services. (OMC 8.28.140.D)

    Compost Cart Availability

    5-12 Units
    5-12 Units
    13 Units or More
    13 Units or More

    Make sure you have enough service to capture all food scraps, yard trimmings and food- soiled paper your residents generate. Carts and bins are available at no additional charge. Order what you need today!

    To request additional cart(s), contact Waste Management at (510) 613-8710.

     

    Technical Assistance

    Need help assessing your service needs or the placement of collection containers for optimum participation? Want to request assistance with door-to-door outreach to tenants? Contact your Oakland Recycles team to schedule a site visit:

    Tools for Successful Composting

    To help create a successful food scraps collection program at your building, Oakland Recycles offers onsite technical assistance and door-to-door outreach to tenants. We also provide signage and materials, which you can order below.

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    Service Brochure
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    Kitchen Pails
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    Signage
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    Video

    Free Common Area Bins
    For a limited time, Alameda County Waste Management Authority is offering free indoor bins to qualifying Alameda County multifamily residential properties (5+ units) for the collection of food scraps, compostable paper and plant debris (“organics”). A variety of containers and lids are available—up to a value of $500 per approved site including tax and delivery! To apply.

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    ACWMA Interior Container Grant for Common Areas in Building

    Tools for Successful Recycling

    To help create a successful recycling collection program at your building, Oakland Recycles offers onsite technical assistance and door-to-door outreach to tenants. Although recycling has been around longer than compost collection, many buildings can benefit from technical assistance to improve services and proper participation. We also provide signage and materials, which you can order below.

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    Service Brochure
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    Recycling Caddy
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    Signage

    Summary of Tools and Materials Available

    For Your Residents:

    • Trash, Recycling & Composting Service Brochure
    • Kitchen Pail for in-home collection of food scraps/food-soiled paper
    • Recycling Caddie to collect and transport recyclables
    • Multi-Lingual Videos on “What’s Compostable”
      (Click for English video, Spanish video, Chinese video, Vietnamese video)

    For Your Building(s):

    REQUEST FREE TOOLS >>

     

    Discover All the Services Available to Multifamily Buildings


    Service Brochure
    Service Brochure
    Kitchen Pail
    Kitchen Pail
    1-2-3 Compost Flier
    1-2-3 Compost Flier
    Compost Decal & Poster Sample
    Compost Decal & Poster Sample
    Recycle Decal
    Recycle Decal & Poster Sample
    Trash Decal & Poster Sample
    Trash Decal & Poster Sample
    16 x 20 Poster
    16 x 20 Poster
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    Recycle Caddy
    Oil Changing Kit
    Oil Changing Kit
    Property Manager's Tool Kit
    Property Manager’s Tool Kit

    Property Manager’s Tool Request Form

    Intended for Multifamily Properties with 5 or more units. Single-Family residents may visit this page for single-family services.

    Property Manager’s Tool Request Form
    Complete this form to arrange to pick up of materials. For pickup, allow 48-hours to process request. You may pick up materials either at:
    Waste Management: 172 98th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday. OR
    California Waste Solutions: 1820 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday.
    Contact Information
    Service Brochures
    Indicate quantity needed for each category. If none needed, leave field blank.
    Kitchen Pail - to Collect Food Scraps
    Please order only the quantity you believe will be used by your residents. Not everyone will compost and some will prefer to use their own collection method.
    1-2-3 Compost Flier in 4 Languages
    Flier is delivered with kitchen pail. Order if you want extra copies.
    Cart Decals
    Cart Decals - "What Goes Where" Place on cart lids to remind residents what belongs in each cart.
    3 Carts Poster with Bulky Collection Information
    Post in a common area to remind residents what belongs in each cart and how they can dispose of bulky items.
    Indoor and Outdoor "What Goes Where" Poster
    Available in 9"x12" and 12"x18"
    Post above your carts to remind residents what belongs in each cart.
    INDOOR 9x12 inch POSTERS
    OUTDOOR 9x12 inch POSTERS
    INDOOR 12x18 inch POSTERS
    OUTDOOR 12x18 inch POSTERS
    Recycle Caddy - To Collect Recyclables
    Recycle caddies are available! Please indicate the quantity below. Quantities are limited. Please keep your order to 1 caddy per unit.
    Oil Changing Kit
    California Waste Solutions provides a box of six (6) sets of oil changing kits. Residents must use this kit for oil and filter recycling service.
    Property Manager Tool Kit
    Complete details of the new Oakland Zero Waste services for multifamily residents and property owners. Click here to download "Property Manager Recycling Services Kit"