Gilton Solid Waste Management contracts with the City of Oakdale to provide garbage service which also includes the curbside collection of recyclables and yard waste.
Garbage and Recyclables are picked up once a week.
Please put the following recyclables in the blue bag, glass bottles and jars, tin, steel aluminum cans, clear plastic containers and place the blue bag in the in the garbage (Black toter). Do not place anything other than recyclables in the blue bags. The blue bags are separated from the garbage by Gilton and recycled. Blue bags may be picked up at City Hall.
Recyclables (Gray or Green toter) is for newspaper, cardboard, all yard and garden waste and food waste. Yard waste not in the toter will not be picked up. Cardboard boxes must be flattened for ease of collection and must be able to fit in recyclables toter. The items in the Recyclables (Gray or Green Toter) are shredded and composted.
Household hazardous waste (paint, oil, oil filters, household chemicals) will be collected at special collection events (at no additional cost) around the County. Oakdale usually has two collection events each year. Please contact Stanislaus County Hazardous Waste at (209) 525-6700.
MANDATORY COMMERCIAL (BUSINESS) AND MULTI-FAMILY RECYCLING
State Recycling Requirements for Businesses and Multi-Family Communities
In July of 2012, the state of California enacted AB341, a mandatory commercial recycling provision affecting businesses and multi-family communities.
WHO MUST RECYCLE
California State law requires the following business to have a recycling program in place:
Any business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of waste per week.
Multi-family communities with five or more units
HOW TO ARRANGE FOR RECYCLING SERVICES
Businesses and multi-family residential complexes that meet the threshold are required to place co-mingled recyclable materials in the bins or containers provided by Gilton Solid Waste Management. If you do not have a recycling program in place, you may contact Gilton Solid Waste Management to sign-up for recycling services at (209) 525-3781.
INFORMATION FOR APARTMENT OWNERS-MANAGERS
It is important that both apartment managers and tenants understand the requirements to recycle, which materials can be recycled and where to place them for collection.
State law requires multi-family communities with 5 or more units to recycle.
State law requires apartment owners to offer recycling services, and residents are required by law to recycle.
Materials are available to assist in educating tenants about proper procedures for recycling. See the quick links box on this page for links to educational materials and publications.
Consider placing information in areas such as laundry rooms or at garbage collection locations.
Consider providing information to new tenants when the lease is signed and annually to all other tenants.
Consider including recycling requirements in tenant leases.
Information about multi-family recycling is also available from the California Apartment Association at www.caanet.org/caarecycling.
Composting \ Organics
MANDATORY COMMERCIAL (BUSINESS) ORGANICS RECYCLING
California's Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling Law, AB 1826, requires certain businesses to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Starting April 2016, AB 1826 will require businesses that generate 8 cubic yards of organic waste and multi-family residences with 5 units or more to arrange for organic waste recycling services. Effective January 2017 this requirement will extend to businesses that generate 4 cubic yards of organic waste.
WHAT IS ORGANIC WASTE?
Organic waste as defined in the law includes the following material: food waste, green waste, landscape and pruning waste, non-hazardous wood waste, and food-soiled paper waste that is mixed in with food waste.
A multifamily dwelling that consists of five or more units are required to recycle their green (yard) waste, but are not required to separate for recycling food waste, including food-soiled paper.
HOW TO ARRANGE FOR ORGANIC RECYCLING SERVICES
Businesses and multi-family residential complexes that meet the threshold are required to place organic materials in the bins or containers provided by Gilton Solid Waste. If you do not have an organics recycling program in place, you may contact Gilton Solid Waste to sign-up for services at (209) 527-3781.