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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.

  • 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. 

  • Water Conservation Showcase logo
    February 21, 2019

    Landscape pros: Attend this free event to learn practical solutions to California's most pressing water issues.

  • BayRen Multifamily project receives award
    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.

  • Holiday food rescue mission
    January 15, 2019

    While the holidays are often a time of abundance, particularly when it comes to food, they are also a time when many face an increase in food insecurity, particularly children who rely on school cafeterias for their next meal.

  • January 11, 2019

    In December 2018, StopWaste, via its Waste Management Authority Board, adopted a new set of Guiding Principles which will help guide programmatic strategy and budget development through 2021. 

  • November 8, 2018

    StopWaste and Livermore Sanitation will soon embark on an innovative new project to help Alameda County meet its waste reduction goals by reducing contamination in commercial business compost streams.

  • Student assembly
    October 4, 2018

    On October 3, the student body at Joaquin Miller Elementary School in Oakland came together during an assembly to kick off a new movement to reduce wasted food at their school.

  • September 26, 2018

    On September 26, 2018 the Governing Board of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted Ordinance 2018-1, amending the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP).

  • September 13, 2018

    Landscape professionals employed by public agencies in Alameda County may be eligible for a 70% discount on the training cost.

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