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  • For over 20 years, the StopWaste Grants Program has provided funding to Alameda County organizations for innovative projects that align with the priorities of our Agency.  The deadline to submit your concept proposal for this grant cycle is Monday, March 1, 2019.    read more

  • 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.

  • 2018 Business Efficiency Awards
    June 28, 2018

    At a recognition event on June 28th, StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2018 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.

  • June 21, 2018

    The City of Berkeley is hosting a workshop about building electrification for members of Green Cities California and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

  • June 19, 2018

    On July 28, the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) will recognize StopWaste deputy executive director and recycling veteran, Tom Padia, at its annual Conference and Tradeshow at the Oakland Marriot City Center.

  • June 11, 2018

    StopWaste's updated Sustainable Landscapes in Alameda County report lists 70 Bay-Friendly Rated Landscapes, as well as lawn-to-landscape projects, that are saving more than 75 million gallons of water annually.

  • June 6, 2018

    This half-day workshop includes a tour of the highest scoring Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape - the Bishop O'Dowd Center for Environmental Studies in Oakland. 

  • March 9, 2018

    In January, 28 public agency staff in Alameda County earned the Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional credential.

  • February 14, 2018

    StopWaste Executive Director Wendy Sommer will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in the category of the Environment at its 25th Anniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on March 24 in Oakland.

  • January 30, 2018

    Livermore and Oakland schools will be able to make a bigger dent in tackling food waste after being awarded a $500,000 CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant. Project partners also include ALL IN Alameda County and StopWaste. 

    The awarded Smart Cafeteria Initiative will utilize and expand upon food share tables in every school cafeteria across two school districts to capture and sort unwanted food from lunch that is generated during or after meal service. Surplus food will be available for hungry students to consume at school, then to families from the school community. 

  • October 26, 2017

    Beginning November 1, eating establishments in Alameda County can no longer offer customers single-use plastic bags. Eating establishments can offer recycled content paper bags for free, but must charge customers at least 10 cents for reusable bags (includes thicker plastic bags).

  • October 15, 2017

    The 2017/18 California legislative session has now adjourned and the Governor has signed the following bills into legislation.

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