Mandatory requirements went into effect July 1, 2014 for Alameda County/City of Alameda requiring everyone to sort recyclables from compost and garbage. We will be adding compost containers to the trash enclosures and installing signs to help indicate which items go into which containers. Cardboard boxes must be flattened or cut up. Under the guidelines, co- mingling of waste, compost and recyclables is a violation subject to fines and penalties. We support this important initiative and ask for your full cooperation.