StopWaste works with landscape professionals, property owners and public agency staff in Alameda County to promote landscape practices that improve soil health, reduce waste, save water, and help keep our watersheds and our communities healthy.
- Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO)
- Compost, mulch and soil
- Trainings, events and resources
- Rated Landscapes
- Assistance for public agencies
- Resources for home gardeners
Plant Debris Landfill Ban
Alameda County law prohibits disposal of plant debris in county landfills. Learn more.
The Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance is a statewide water conservation law for new and renovated landscapes that meet a certain size threshold.
StopWaste has developed a WELO Tool Kit to help its member agencies implement the ordinance. The Tool Kit consists of model checklists, a water budget/water use calculator, and a permit counter brochure.
Public agencies can use these materials as is or modify them to meet local requirements.
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.