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Landscape Policies & Ordinances

Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO)

StopWaste has developed a WELO Tool Kit to help local public agencies enforce the State's Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance. 

Plant Debris Landfill Ban

It's the law: Alameda County prohibits disposal of plant debris in landfills. Learn more at

Bay-Friendly Ordinances & Policies

Local governments in Alameda County require certain landscape construction projects to incorporate sustainable practices. These commonsense, cost-effective strategies reduce waste, conserve water, minimize chemical use, and help protect the health of our communities and the San Francisco Bay

Green Building Requirements

Find out about CALGreen, the state's mandatory green building code, in our Green Building section. 

Resources for Landscape Professionals

Download free publications including guidelines, specifications, plant lists and more.