Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. is your partner in helping to achieve the City of Hayward’s solid waste diversion goals.
By practicing the 4Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot - you can control the amount of waste disposed. Here are a few tips to help you reduce waste:
Reduce: Buy products thoughtfully, only consuming items you will actually use. Be a smart shopper by buying items in bulk to avoid individual packages or products with excessive packaging. About 10% of the average grocery bill pays for product packaging, the less packaging, the cheaper the grocery bill.
Reuse: Use items again by taking your cloth bag to the store, your travel mug to your favorite coffee shop, or your metal fork and knife to school, work, or a picnic. This helps avoid the use of disposable or single-use items, which often end up in the landfill.
Recycle: Close the loop on recycling and buy products made with recycled materials. Items identified as containing “post-consumer” materials are made from things you tossed in your recycling cart or bin!
Rot: Help nature take its course by placing food scraps, food soiled paper and plant debris in your green cart for composting. Waste Management turns your discarded organics into WMEarthCare™ used by farmers and local gardeners to grow new crops and plants. This material comes back to Hayward residents through the City’s compost give-away days.
About Waste Management
Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) is a community-based provider of waste, recycling and composting services. We are closing the loop on waste – turning food scraps and yard waste into compost, lumber debris into mulch and landfilled waste at the Altamont into bio-fuel. This clean-burning fuel helps to power our new collection vehicles in the City of Hayward. Working together, we can achieve Alameda County’s diversion goals.
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