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City of Hayward Basic Recycling Requirements


Mandatory recycling in Hayward has been in effect since July 1, 2012 for businesses and institutions with 4 or more cubic yards of garbage service per week as well as multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Phase 2 of the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance begins July 1, 2015, in Hayward, which requires all businesses and institutions, as well as multi-family properties, to collect food scraps and compostable paper separately from garbage. Effective July 1, 2016, all businesses will be required to collect recyclables.

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