| |Judy Erlandson
Public Works Manager
3500 Robertson Park Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-4104 TDD Email Public Works Manager
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays
Attention! All Businesses and Multi-Family Property Owners and Managers – your input is needed!
In October 2013, the Livermore City Council will consider participating in Phase 2 of the StopWaste.Org Mandatory Recycling Ordinance which will require that all commercial and multi-family customers divert recyclable materials and organics such as food scraps, yard waste, and food-contaminated paper effective July 1, 2014. The City would like feedback from the business community and multi-family property owners and managers regarding participation in the second phase of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. Click here to provide your comments.
A Mandatory Recycling Ordinance was adopted by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board (StopWaste.Org) on January 25, 2012 in an effort to reach their goal of 90% diversion of readily recyclable and compostable materials. The implementation timeline of the StopWaste.Org Mandatory Recycling Ordinance is divided into two phases. The Livermore City Council opted to participate in Phase 1 on February 13, 2012, requiring that larger businesses and multi-family properties have access to adequate recycling services for materials such as cans, paper, glass, and cardboard. For more information, including Mandatory Recycling Ordinance language, please refer to http://www.recyclingrulesac.org/commercial/commercial-overview/.
Several businesses and multi-family properties are already participating in the recycling and organics programs, and would therefore comply with the StopWaste.Org Mandatory Recycling Ordinance if they have adequate service levels. For those customers not yet participating, operational changes and staff training will be necessary to comply with Phase 2 of the StopWaste.Org Mandatory Recycling Ordinance; resources are available to assist with the transition. As businesses and multi-family properties enroll in diversion programs, most customers are expected to save money on collection costs.
Live More, Save More - Sustainable Livermore
A sustainable community is a healthy, livable, resilient community where people and businesses thrive. The City of Livermore is committed to building a sustainable community that fulfills the social and economic needs of present and future residents while protecting the City's environment and natural resources. Please explore the City’s new website to find out what steps the City is taking to build a sustainable community, and what residents and businesses can do to help. Live More. Save More - Sustainable Livermore.
New "Livermore Recycles" Resource!
LivermoreRecycles.org is a user friendly resource developed through a partnership between the City of Livermore and Livermore Sanitation for residents and businesses to learn about Livermore's cutting edge waste reduction programs such as city-wide recycling and composting.
Members of the community can visit "Livermore Recycles" to learn 'what goes where' along with other helpful tips.
Bring Your Own Bag!
Beginning January 1, 2013, stores in Alameda County which sell packaged foods – including most grocery stores, minimarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies – will no longer provide customers with single-use plastic bags upon checkout. Bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags will be available for a minimum price of 10 cents per bag. Consumers may bring from home any type of bags they wish and are strongly encouraged to do so. Small plastics bags used to protect and transport produce, bulk food, or meat from within a store to the checkout or cash register will still be available free of charge.
Click here for the full Press Release. For more information, call StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority at 510-891-6500 or go to www.ReusableBagsAC.org.
The City of Livermore has taken Styrofoam off the menu!
As of July 1, 2011, the City of Livermore's Ordinance banning Styrofoam® 'to-go' containers for foodservice businesses officially takes effect. By switching to recyclable and compostable take-out alternatives, Livermore's businesses will be reducing both litter and water pollution. The City applauds foodservice businesses that have already discontinued the use of Styrofoam. Wondering how you too can make the switch? Take a look at the information below, email us, or call 925-960-8015.