Alameda County mandatory Recycling Ordinance Phase II began on July 1, 2014 for all businesses and multi-family properties with 5 or more units. Collection services, distribution of information and limited contamination are now required. For details, the ordinance text and more, go here: Alameda County Recycling Program
All city and county ordinances remain in effect despite state referendum.
View this video about where collected materials go and how they get processed at Waste Management of Alameda County's facility on Davis St. Here's where to recycle nearly everything you can't put in your curbside bin.