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Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop off in Albany

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.


StopWaste programs to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens and Alameda County schools were recently profiled in BioCycle magazine.
Staff from StopWaste and Alameda County were recent recipients of local industry awards at the 2016 California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Conference in Sacramento this August.
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.