The Alameda County Public Health Department updated their Shelter in Place Order, and customers are now permitted to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home if they do not require handling by employees.
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Effective Monday, March 16, StopWaste will close its office under the guidance of the Alameda County Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health to help protect the health and well-being of our community. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates here as needed. For up-to-date information on closures and recommended actions, please visit your city's website. For information on the status of our regularly scheduled board meetings, click here.
As of July 1, the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Facilities in Oakland, Livermore, and Hayward will no longer accept prescription medication.
Recycling is having a bit of a wake-up call. Extra attention is needed by residents and businesses to reduce waste overall and make sure that materials we are recycling have the highest value.
Read the full message from Wendy Sommer, the Executive Director at StopWaste.
July 7, 2020
June 24, 2020
On June 18, 2020, the Alameda County Health Department*&n
January 9, 2020
StopWaste’s office building in Oakland recently earned a
December 17, 2019
Livermore, CA – A thin layer of compost applied to grassl
November 15, 2019
StopWaste is sponsoring content for a newsletter series in Edible East Bay about delicious ways to use seasonal foods that might otherwise end up in the compost, as well as food storage tips and recipes.
August 19, 2019
Approximately 40 percent of edible food in the U.S. ends up in landfills, never reaching a plate, despite the fact that one out of five residents (2/3 are children and seniors) faces food insecurity in Alameda County.
July 9, 2019
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
May 24, 2019
At a recognition event this week, StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2019 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.
May 15, 2019
In June, two participants from StopWaste and the City of Oakland will participate in a study tour in Milan to examine how other cities are tackling the issue of wasted food.
April 1, 2019
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) recognize