Acceptable Bin Materials
Acceptable materials for the Food Scraps bin include meat, bones, dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, cobs, coffee grounds, and food soiled paper (paper towels, napkins, paper cups, paper egg cartons and pizza boxes). Bagging these materials prior to putting into the Food Scraps Recycling bin is not necessary but if desired, clear plastic liners are required.
Waste Management will continue to collect and recycle commercial green waste and commingled recyclables (bottles, glass, cans, rigid plastics, aluminum cans, office paper and cardboard) separately.
Bin Delivery Commencing August 2020
Over the next several months, the WM/City Zero Waste Technical Assistance Team will be reaching out to each business to identify opportunities for cost savings through right-sizing or down-sizing backend services, and provide a delivery date for the new food scraps collection container.
Additionally, the Zero Waste Technical Assistance team will be providing a recycling starter kit, which includes interior containers for recycling, food scraps, and landfill materials, as well as educational materials, signage, virtual technical assistance tools, and optional in-person trainings to help ease your transition into the food scraps program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click the following link to view frequently asked questions and answers. FAQ Commercial Food Scrap Recycling
The program is a partnership between Waste Management and the City of Oceanside. For questions or to set up your services today, please email or call the Zero Waste Technical Assistance Team at:
Waste Management Zero Waste Technical Assistance Team – Email: email@example.com, Phone: (760) 439-2824
City of Oceanside Green Oceanside Staff – Email: GreenOceanside@oceansideca.org, Phone: (760) 435-4500