California law requires multi-family residential dwellings of five units or more to recycle.
Additionally, in 2005, the Palo Alto community adopted the goal of Zero Waste (virtually no waste burned or buried) by 2021. To achieve this goal we need to eliminate waste wherever possible and manage the discards we do have through reuse, recycling and composting.
Listed below are resources we offer to help you comply with state law and the community’s Zero Waste goal:
Monitoring Worksheet - Monitor your containers for fullness, contamination and any changes in cost. 'Right-size' your bins because over-filled bins can cause litter that pollutes our local waterways and the Bay.
Technical Assistance: GreenWaste can meet with you to evaluate your current program, share Best Management Practices (BMPs), discuss site-specific issues, explain the services offered by GreenWaste and review the outreach toolkit items available to you. They will then work with you on any service changes you may need and conduct staff trainings. They will also help you implement any BMPs you believe are appropriate for your complex and help you kick-off your outreach efforts.