Free indoor bins are available to qualifying Alameda County businesses, institutions, and multi-family residential properties (5+ units) for the collection of food scraps, compostable paper and plant debris (“organics”). A variety of containers and lids are available—up to a value of $500 per approved site including tax and delivery.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, our partner vendors are taking precautions to maintain social distancing during deliveries. Drivers will be wearing face masks, and items may be left outside your delivery door or designated receiving area to minimize contact. Please note, delivery times may be delayed and some items may be on back-order. Once your order has been placed, the vendor will reach out to you to coordinate delivery details.
3 EASY STEPS TO OBTAIN YOUR BINS:
1. Complete and submit the online form below.
Note: You do not need to know exactly what you wish to order at this stage.
2. Wait for application approval and ordering instructions.
Expect a response within 1 to 2 weeks of submitting your application.
3. Select equipment and place your order with one vendor.
Review container and lid options offered by our partner vendors.
Select one vendor and place an order up to $500 including tax and delivery.
Equipment will be delivered to your site in 1 to 3 weeks.
To qualify, you must:
Once you order compost collection service, your city’s service provider will deliver outdoor organics carts or bins for pick-up. The indoor containers and equipment offered here are intended to help separate food scraps and food-soiled paper indoors before emptying the contents into the outdoor bins for organics collection by your hauler. Organics collection service may result in additional monthly cost to the property depending on the rates in your jurisdiction.
*Note for multi-family residential properties: If you only need kitchen pails for tenants to collect food scraps, and do not require larger containers for centralized collection, please contact your compost/organics service provider to request kitchen pails. If pails are not available in your city, please complete the form below to request them through this program.
Ineligible Sites: K-12 public schools and district offices, and city facilities are currently not eligible to receive containers in this program.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 510-891-6575.
For a printable version of the application click here.
1. APPLICANT INFORMATION
Note for multiple sites or multiple businesses at one site: If your organization has multiple sites, submit a separate application for each Alameda County site. If multiple organizations/businesses occupy the same site, a separate application may be submitted for each organization that needs containers. For applicants submitting on behalf of a large number of sites, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
2. USE OF THE BINS
A variety of containers and lids are available to start or improve food scraps/organics collection at your site. Once approved, you’ll select from options ranging from small 1-gallon countertop and deskside bins, stand-alone containers for central collection in kitchens and other small areas, to large 30-gallon containers for janitorial consolidation.
4. STAFF AND CUSTODIAN TRAINING
5. QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please use the space below to submit any questions or additional information you would like to share about your food scraps/organics collection program or the Free Indoor Food Scraps Bin program.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By applying to this program, the applicant indemnifies, releases, and holds harmless the Alameda County Waste Management Authority/StopWaste, its officers, employees, and agents for and against any and all loss, liability, expense, claim costs (including costs of defense), fines, penalties, consequences, and suits and damages of every kind in relation to the execution of the purchase, installation and use of materials received under the Free Indoor Food Scraps Bin Program whether caused by the negligence of those parties or otherwise. Furthermore, the applicant agrees to use the equipment received under this program to implement or improve an organics collection program at the address provided by the applicant for the purposes of reducing waste sent to landfill.