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Don't Remove Your Lawn, Sheet Mulch It!

Even though the drought is over, the state of California is still committed to replacing 50 million square feet of lawns across the state with drought tolerant landscaping. Check out our tips to save water in the garden, at home and at the table.


The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program will host several community drop-off events this summer.
Get rid of stuff you don’t need, like leftover paint, pesticides, old electronics and computers at the free Drop-Off Event at the Oakland Coliseum. For the first time, Alameda County residents can drop off mattresses and box springs, too.
The reusable bag law has been expanded to include all stores and restaurants in the county, starting May 1, 2017 for retail stores and November 1, 2017 for restaurants and food trucks.
StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2017 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.
The State of California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has awarded StopWaste one of its 2016 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership (GEELA) Awards for its multi-step school program.