What do they do with our green bin contents?
Answer, from Rebecca Jewell, Recycling Programs Manager
Davis Street Transfer Station:
All organics (curbside green and food) from households in Alameda County, including those collected in the City of Alameda, are sent for composting.
Contents of our bins in Alameda go to Newby Island in San Jose. There, the material is ground and piled into windrows where it stays for up to three months. The resulting compost is ready for sale to vineyards and other agriculture.
If you have other questions about the recycling programs available in Alameda, call the City of Alameda’s Recycling Experts at 510-747-7930.
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