Oakland is implementing a new “Zero Waste” system that will go into effect next summer. As the City Council prepares to approve its franchise agreements for Oakland’s waste-hauling and recycling services, now is the time to make sure that the contract includes pick-up of a separate bin for compost and food waste at multi-family homes in Oakland. This bin should be provided automatically to all households and apartments at no extra cost.
Recycling and composting programs work best if everyone participates. That’s why all households and businesses in neighboring Alameda and San Francisco have access to comprehensive recycling and composting services.
Oakland must also protect recycling workers—the men and women who perform the dirty and often dangerous job of processing our waste—by ensuring that the new franchise agreements provide wages comparable to what recycling workers in Fremont, San Jose, and San Francisco currently earn (or are scheduled to earn).
Recycling and composting programs work best if everyone participates—the same is true for our political process! How you can help:
- Come to the special Oakland City Council meeting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 30, at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, and speak in support of the mandatory third bin for all Oaklanders.
- Sign the online petition in support of the mandatory green organics bin for multifamily residential buildings.