- Did you know that the City of San Leandro offers free household battery recycling to residents? The City has partnered with businesses and community groups to provide drop-off locations throughout San Leandro. For battery recycling locations, see the battery recycling program webpage. Residents may also recycle batteries through the curbside collection program. Place batteries in a clear Ziploc bag on top of the recycling cart on your regularly-scheduled collection day. One can recycle alkaline batteries, button batteries and rechargeable batteries marked Pb, Ni-Zn, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd and L-ion. Rechargeable batteries can be found in devices such as cell phones, cameras, laptop computers and power tools. Car batteries are not accepted.
more information visit www.recyclesanleandro.org or
call the Recycling Program Hotline at 577- 6026.
Polystyrene Foam Service Ware Ordinance
- The Ordinance requires that City and local food establishments discontinue the use of polystyrene foam food service ware products. Polystyrene foam food service ware products include cups, bowls, plates, clamshell containers, soup containers and trays made from expanded foam polystyrene, typically labeled #6.
- The Ordinance does not prohibit the use of rigid plastic products including disposable utensils, drink lids, other non-foam lids, straws, and condiment containers. It also does not prohibit the use of foam trays used for packaging raw foods sold by markets and grocery stores.
- Food establishments should refrain from purchasing plastic food service ware products labeled “biodegradable” or “compostable,” often labeled #7 because these items are neither recyclable nor compostable in the City of San Leandro’s curbside collection program.
- Alternatives to foam food service ware include paper, aluminum, and recyclable plastic.
- The ordinance helps improve our quality of life, the natural environment, our local waterways and wildlife. It also helps advance the City’s goal to divert 75% waste from landfill and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% from 2005 levels by 2020.