StopWaste helps Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less, recycle more, and use water, energy, and other resources efficiently. We’re a public agency governed by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, and the Energy Council.
At home, we:
- Reduce food waste by helping residents plan, store, eat, and compost food efficiently.
- Provide free drop-off of household hazardous waste to keep toxins out of the landfill.
- Help keep plastics out of our creeks and the Bay through implementation of the reusable bag law.
At work, we:
- Help businesses and property managers comply with ordinances for mandatory recycling and composting.
- Support local businesses in the adoption of more sustainable packaging.
- Assist food generators in donating food that would otherwise end up in the landfill.
At school and in the community, we:
- Help students address environmental issues and put the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot/Compost - into practice.
- Provide grants and support to local organizations for innovative reuse and food waste reduction projects.
- Develop and run energy upgrade programs to make multifamily buildings more comfortable and efficient.