Orinda Waste, Garbage and Trash Removal
Charming Orinda, California is one of the many small communities that decorate California’s Contra Costa County. Perched prettily between the Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve on its western border, and the Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area on its eastern edge, Orinda is less than fifteen miles from the Berkeley Yacht Harbor in the north San Francisco Bay, following the I-880 freeway. With a population of 17,643, according to the 2010 census, Orinda is a small town full of affluent suburbanites who happily make the short commute to nearby Walnut Creek, Oakland and San Francisco.
Green Living & Waste Reduction
Orinda is one of the most desirable places in the Bay Area to live, surrounded by vibrant green hillsides, this is a community where residents recognize, respect and value what they’ve got. Part of that means taking care of it through responsible waste management, recycling and green living (i.e. composting and sustainable living.
Let’s consider composting, as this is one of the best things you can be doing for the planet and your own garden if you have one. Composting is the biological breakdown of organic materials, naturally by way of microorganisms and bacteria, resulting in a byproduct that is natural and healthy for the environment, as well as a nutritious soil enrichment for plants and vegetation. Most organic products such as food scraps from vegetable waste to bones can be composted, but other less obvious items can be composted too. These include egg shells, paper towels, waxed paper cartons, food-soiled paper-based cartons and yard trimmings.
It’s important to note a few items that are not considered compostable. These included chemical treated or coated wood, concrete, rocks and dirt, and the obvious items such as glass, plastic, and metals, many of which can be recycled anyway. If you don’t compost, but you do have a “green waste” bin, compostables may all be thrown in it, with the exception of cactus, palm branches and the items mentioned above.
Want to “Go Green”? Here are some tips to get started:
- Buy used or pre-owned items when you can.
- Choose items with minimal packaging when the choice is available.
- Bring your own bag to the supermarket!
- Buy recycled products when possible.
- Switch out old light bulbs with energy efficient ones.
- Replace old appliances and toilets with more efficient ones.
- Look for “Green certified” products or those with the Energy Star logo.
- Shop at and patronize local green businesses.
Home Improvement Stores in Orinda
While the big box home improvement stores are located just outside of town within a convenient five-mile radius, the city of Orinda does have some good hardware stores and construction suppliers within its borders. Orinda Hardware can be found at 56 Moraga Way, just off Highway 24 on the northwest side of town (925-254-5429). This is the hamlet’s local True Value Hardware store, the kind that takes you back to nostalgic days when times were gentler and people weren’t always rushing to get somewhere else. Stop in with the kids and ask if they can play with their cool train set.
Prominent Contractors in Orinda
Several excellent building contractors and construction companies hang their hard hats in Orinda, California. Ambrosio Ramirez Painting and Construction captured some glowing five-star reviews online for his Orinda services (510-302-9815). Marchese Construction also maintains a steady five-star rating. This full-service construction company is located at 28 Los Amigos in Orinda (510-815-4827). Greenewall Industries, located at 21C Orinda Way in Orinda (510-499-9234) is a contracting company that specializes in landscaping with ecologically friendly outdoor spaces and fencing. This last is a redwood-hugging alternative fencing solution that has proven to be long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing.
Orinda is located in California immediately east of the Caldecott tunnel and is separated from Oakland by the coastal hills. It’s a peaceful semi-rural community known for its excellent schools, proximity to the city and tree-studded hillsides. The community covers about 13 square miles and is home to about 18,000 people.
All American Hauling offers full garbage and junk removal along with other hauling services in the Orinda community. We have been in business for over 16 years and would be happy to discuss the specifics of your job and give you a free estimate over the phone. Please give us a call.
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Garbage is a relative term. At my office I see people drink water bottle after water bottle and throw one after another into the trash. I find the lack of respect for our environment downright disturbing. Maybe it’s simply ignorance, but how is it possible that in today’s day and age one can conceivably be so disconnected as to how unnecessary disposable water bottles are becoming, but also the havoc they wreak on the world around them.
I am a resident of Orinda which is a beautiful community here in a relatively unspoiled part of the East Bay. I am also not one to keep my opinions to myself. I have voiced (politely) that my colleagues may find reusable water bottles a refreshing change from constantly throwing their plastic ones into the trash (despite the recycling bin being right next to the garbage can). I’ve also explained to them that the disposable plastics contain PCB’s or Polychlorinated biphenyls which are toxic and cancer causing.
It is almost amusing, were it not so sad, how they shrug off both their concern for recycling (some have explained to me that there are people who pick through the trash looking for the recyclables) while most of the others don’t seem to mind the thought of cancer. Maybe we need to think of water like cigarettes. If we’re consistently sucking back on something full of cancer causing agents, it might be a behavior we want to stop…. but hey, that’s just me.
There are a few who have expressed concern upon hearing this “shocking news” and have noted their need to make such changes. Of course, they don’t.
Of course, let’s not paint this recycling/trash picture to be a complete nightmare. Many of the folks in my office do recycle and I am not the only one who utilizes a recyclable bottle. I have noticed that it tends to be the younger and lower-waged employees who tend not to be so wasteful. I think, not only are they being raised with the importance of a green earth and recycling as a priority, but also their lower incomes help them appreciate making the most of what they have and not being so wasteful.
Recently Orinda and Moraga have enrolled in Recyclebank. I am a member, and I would encourage everybody to join. This great service helps motivate people to recycle through rewards and benefits our local schools. C’mon people. Let’s keep Orinda trash free. Recycle.