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Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop off in Albany - Sunday October 2nd

The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste program is sponsoring a drop-off event in Albany on Sunday, October 2nd.

When in Drought: Don't Remove Your Lawn, Sheet Mulch It!

California's new restrictions on water use include replacing 50 million square feet of lawns across the state with drought tolerant landscaping. Check out our tips on beating the drought in the garden, at home and at the table.


Eight businesses were selected for their leadership in reducing waste and increasing efficiency.
At its April 27 meeting, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board unanimously adopted a resolution that phases out the Agency’s Benchmark service and fee in June 2017, saving close to $1 million each year for garbage ratepayers in the county.
StopWaste is planning an expansion of the reusable bag ordinance to include all retail stores and restaurants.
StopWaste recently launched a new regional website, the Lawn-to-Garden Marketplace at The Marketplace is a one-stop shop for home gardeners and landscape professionals to find the tools and resources to convert lawns sustainably with sheet mulch.
An article in the March 11, 2016 Oakland Tribune reports on how packaging, labeling, and programmatic differences have led to confusion amongst Bay Area consumers who want to do the "right thing" with their recyclables.