Free Tools & Resources

For Multifamily Property Owners and Managers

Property Managers Toolkit

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

carts at curb

Recycling & 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 and Bin

Compost Cart Availability

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.

See all cart and container sizes.

woman with compost bucket

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.

Green Bin Grant

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! Apply Now

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.

Summary of Tools & 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”
    (English videoSpanish videoChinese videoVietnamese video)

For Your Building(s):

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:

Materials Request Form

1-2-3 compost Flier
Compost Decal & Poster Sample
Compost Decal & Poster Sample
Trash Decal & Poster Sample
Trash Decal & Poster Sample
Recycle Decal & Poster Sample
Recycle Decal & Poster Sample
Recycle Caddy
Recycle Caddy

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

Complete this form to arrange to pick up of materials. For pickup, allow 48-hours to process request. You may pick up materials at California Waste Solutions, 1820 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607 between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday thru Friday.