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Recycling Guide : Related Links

Bay-Friendly, Landscaping and Gardening

  • a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Bay-Friendly practices foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution, www.BayFriendly.org

Green Building

  • www.BuildItGreen.org,  Build It Green is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings 
    in California. For the resources listed below that help homeowners and building professionals green any project
  • http://accessgreen.builditgreen.org, online directory provides a reliable tool for building professionals and the general public to conveniently locate suppliers and service providers of green  building products in the Bay Area.
  • Whether you’re building a new house or doing a small remodel, make sure that your home is healthy, energy- and resource-efficient, and environmentally friendly. GreenPoint Rated offers an objective rating system for both new and existing homes. www.GreenPointRated.org

Business, Waste Reduction Assistance

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasin, www.StopWaste.Org/EPP
    Free guides and fact sheets can help businesses look for environmental attributes in the everyday products they purchase and complete the recycling loop by buying recycledcontent products
  • Reusable Transport Packaging, www.UseReusables.com
    Reusable shipping containers reduce waste and can cut company costs while conserving energy and natural resources. The StopWaste 
    Partnership partners with the Reusable Packaging Association to provide businesses the information and resources they need to switch to

Schools, Resources and Services

  • irecycle@school program, http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=5
    irecycle@school creates sustainable waste reduction programs by supporting school districts in their implementation 
    of district-wide recycling programs, with 4Rs assemblies and relevant 4Rs classroom curriculum.

    irecycle@school offers hands-on teacher workshops based on our acclaimed Doing the 4Rs Classroom Activity Guide. Other professional
    development opportunities include school garden workshops, Master Composter training, and service learning programs.

    The 4Rs are brought to the classroom through worm composting activities, curriculum, pre- and post-field trip activities, videos, posters, and other
    teaching resources

    irecycle@school works actively with school districts to support their efforts to achieve sustainable waste reduction; provides funding and guidance for 
    organizations that bring 4Rs programs to schools; partners with university classes to provide teacher trainings; 
    and collaborates with regional environmental education network groups.

    Field Trip 
    The irecycle@school Education Center offers free bus transportation for 4th and 5th grade classrooms 
    from partner districts to tour the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro throughout the school year.

Bring Your Own Bag

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Electronic Waste and TV Recycling

Universal Waste Batteries and Bulbs

  • The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), www.rbrc.org
  • www.dtsc.ca.gov
    These sites provide important information on businesses that accept universal waste, 
    including fees, if any, and pickup and drop-off options.

Plastic Demystified

Reuse & Recycling Ser vices Directory

Items For Donatin g & Reuse

Clothing, books, household items, furniture, sporting equipment, and art and educational supplies in good condition can find a second home if you donate them.
The following is a list of organizations that take materials for reuse.
Aluminum - Recycle

Appliances - Working

Reusing appliances conserves valuable nonrenewable resources by avoiding the use of new materials that are used in 
producing new appliances.

Appliances - Not Working

By law, appliances must have hazardous materials removed prior to recycling. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and water coolers contain ozone-depleting
refrigerants (CFCs/Freon) that must be removed by a professional. Do not attempt to do this yourself. In most cases an additional fee is charged for these appliances.

Art & Educationa l Materia ls - Reuse