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Here is a list of simple things you can do to help at any time:
- Toilet paper
- Take used toilet paper rolls off the holders.
- Check that toilet paper is stocked in all bathrooms. If there isn't any left check the janitorial closet next to the stage (to the left, south west corner of the ballroom). If there isn't any there, go to Walgreens on Telegraph (a few blocks North of Omni).
Daily Trash (that gets picked up weekly curbside)
- Where is the trash room?
- The Trash Room is located in the far northwest corner of the building
- What is 'daily trash'?
- Garbage (Brown bins), Recycling (Grey bins), & Compost/Green Waste (Green bins).
- How to prepare/sort out/clean up the trash room?
- The basic rule is, everything must fit into the correct bins, or it does not go into the trash room at al - with one exception: large pieces of cardboard.
- If you see cardboard boxes mistakenly placed in the recycling bins, please try to pull them out, as boxes/cardboard will quickly take up the whole bin.
- Rather, all cardboard boxes and large cardboard pieces must be:
- a) broken down,
- b) Tied with string/twine (if you cannot find string, feel free to use tape.)
- c) and placed in a separate pile/piles next to the trash bins, both in the trash room and then when on the street on trash night
- Examples of large cardboard: all un-broken-down boxes, all packing boxes, ALL PIZZA BOXES, and all non-waxed produce boxes.
- Special WAXED produce boxes cannot be recycled, so they need to be taken back to whomever brought them there. Usually, Food Not Bombs (place them in the basement kitchen).
- When & how to bring trash out?
- All trash goes out every Tuesday evening. If it is Tuesday.. by all means, go ahead and take it all out to the curb!
- All bins must sit near the edge of the curb outside the 48th st Exit, parallel to the street ( and not against the wall of the building, or it may not be picked up.) If you see bins up against the side of the building, simply move them up to the curb.
- When to bring trash bins back in?
- On Wednesday, after the bins have emptied, all trash should be brought back inside to the trash room.
- What is not daily trash? What does not belong into the trash room?
- No items that will not fit cleanly into a bin.
- No E-Waste - no computers, computer parts, circuit boards, power supplies, etc
- No appliances - large or small.
- No Construction or Demolition debris ('C&D'):
- No drywall, 2x4s, plywood, conduit, tiles, etc. This must be taken by whoever created it, in a direct trip to C&D disposal (most of C&D is recycled).
- No Hazardous Waste: No fluorescent lightbulbs, paint/rollers, chemicals, cleaners, etc. This must be taken by whomever produced it, directly to Alameda Hazardous Waste disposal.
- No large pieces of glass, or shards
- No furniture, bike parts, tires, large pieces of metal etc.
- Items that are not daily trash are not to be brought to or stored in the trash room at all (or it gets insane in there)
- All trash must fit cleanly inside the bins and not be overflowing, or it may not be picked up. If there is trash that is not binned, do not bring it outside.