StopWaste is planning an expansion of the reusable bag ordinance to include all retail stores and restaurants.
News & Announcements
March 24, 2016
March 14, 2016
An article in the March 11, 2016 Oakland Tribune reports on how packaging, labeling, and programmatic differences have led to confusion amongst Bay Area consumers who want to do the "right thing" with their recyclables.
February 9, 2016
An HOA representing more than 400 homes responded to the drought by transforming a large lawn into a water-saving landscape.
November 17, 2015
The Alameda County Waste Management Authority has begun issuing fines to businesses and multi-family property owners still in violation of Alameda County’s Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. To date, over 100 citation notices have been served, and more are expected as routine inspections continue. Of the locations inspected this year, the majority was found to be in compliance with the Ordinance at the time of inspection.
October 26, 2015
StopWaste recently hosted a half-day workshop focused on best practices in meeting and implementing C&D recycling in Alameda County and the Bay Area. Audio recording and presentations are available for download.
October 21, 2015
Oakland Coliseum and Alameda County Fairgrounds take lead in reducing food waste.
October 1, 2015
In September, StopWaste provided assistance to the California Department of General Services for a demonstration of sheet mulching, turning the thirsty East lawn of the Capitol Building into a low-water-use garden filled with native plants.
September 30, 2015
Starting in October, there will be a series of three meetings throughout the county to solicit input from Alameda County retailers on possible expansion ideas for the Reusable Bag Ordinance.
September 16, 2015
At its September 16 meeting, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority announced its selection of Wendy Sommer as the next StopWaste Executive Director. Sommer will replace Gary Wolff, who will retire as Executive Director at the end of the calendar year.
September 14, 2015
StopWaste is hosting workshops in Oakland this fall to help local government staff and landscape professionals comply with the new Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO) requirements.