About The Contest
Here’s your chance to win gift cards from Peet’s Coffee, Jamba Juice, Safeway and more. Simply keep recyclables out of your trash and you could be a random winner. You can also play the Speed Sorter Game, pledge to recycle, and share your recycling tips. The Ready, Set, Recycle Contest is designed to reward the good recycling behavior of County residents and help us achieve our long-term recycling goals.
- Keep all your recyclables (bottles, cans, plastic, newspapers, etc.) and organics (food scraps, food-soiled paper and green waste) out of the garbage bin and put them in their appropriate containers.
- Set your bins at the curb on your designated pick-up day.
- Garbage bins from single family homes in Alameda County will be selected at random. Contents from these bins will be separated into recyclable material; organic, compostable material; and garbage.
- The households with randomly selected garbage bins that contain less than 10% (by weight) of compostable and recyclable material will be eligible to win a $50 gift card.
- A residence may be disqualified if garbage is found in the recycling bin or contamination is found in the green bin during the bin check on your regular collection day.
- A resident may opt out of participating in the Contest, which means that the resident’s solid waste and recycling bins will not be checked during the contest period for proper sorting of recyclables and organics. In order for opting out to be confirmed, a resident must supply the address where solid waste services are provided, along with the resident’s name and email address.
- Other incentives may be awarded for participation in recycling programs sponsored by StopWaste.Org. The number and types of prizes may change over time.
- StopWaste.Org Board members, employees or contractors involved with the Ready Set Recycle Contest, or immediate family members of the aforementioned, are ineligible to win prizes.