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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 9, 2019
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. The winners - six companies from around Alameda County - represent a wide range of industries and were selected for their leadership in waste prevention, reuse, and composting.
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.
May 13, 2019
The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “an Environmental Educator employed as such on a full-time basis.” The appointee must live in Alameda County. Term of the appointment is two years, and board members are eligible for re-appointment to one additional two-year term.
April 17, 2019
The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “Environmental Organization: a representative of an environmental organization with a significant membership active in recycling issues in Alameda County.”
April 1, 2019
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) recognize
March 25, 2019
Click on the link above to get the latest information on prescription medication drop-off options.
March 18, 2019
Recently, some international headlines have proclaimed we're approaching an "end to recycling." While the recycling landscape has changed nationally due to China’s decision last year to stop importing some mixed plastics and mixed paper, it is far from dead, especially in Alameda County and the Bay Area.
February 21, 2019
Landscape pros: Attend this free event to learn practical solutions to California's most pressing water issues.
January 17, 2019
On January 16, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., recognized the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Multifamily program with an Exemplary Program Award as one of America’s outstanding energy efficiency programs.