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About the Alameda County Waste Management Authority

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority is a public agency formed in 1976 by a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement among the County of Alameda, each of the fourteen cities in the county, and two sanitary districts that provide refuse and recycling collection services. The Authority has a seventeen-member board composed of elected officials appointed by each member agency.

The Authority is responsible for preparation of the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan and Alameda County Hazardous Waste Management Plan. It manages a long-range program for development of solid waste facilities and offers many programs in the areas of source reduction and recycling, market development, technical assistance and public education. Funding is provided by per-ton disposal and waste import mitigation fees.

Board Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, the Authority Board and Energy Council meetings are held at 1537 Webster St., Oakland  at 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Please consult our board meeting calendar for more information. 

Board meeting agendas are available one week prior to the board meeting. Board meeting minutes are available upon request by contacting

Please call (510) 891-6500 for more information. 

The entire Waste Management Authority Board can be contacted by emailing, or individual Board members can be contacted at the email addresses below:

Board of Directors

Name Email
City of Dublin
Jesse Arreguin Mayor, City of Berkeley
Vinnie Bacon Councilmember, City of Fremont
Bob Carling Councilmember, City of Livermore
Keith Carson Supervisor, County of Alameda
Deborah Cox 2nd VP; Councilmember, City of San Leandro
Lorrin Ellis Councilmember, City of Union City
Mike Hannon President; Councilmember, Newark
Dan Kalb Councilmember, City of Oakland
Sara Lamnin Councilmember, City of Hayward
Peter Maass 2nd VP; Councilmember, City of Albany
Dianne Martinez Councilmember, City of Emeryville
Jim Oddie President; Councilmember, City of Alameda
Jerry Pentin Councilmember, City of Pleasanton
Tim Rood Councilmember, City of Piedmont
Dave Sadoff 1st VP; Boardmember, Castro Valley Sanitary District
Shelia Young Boardmember, Oro Loma Sanitary District
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