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Local Schools Win State Funds to Combat Food Waste

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. 

HHW Drop-off Events: Accepting Meds & Mattresses

The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program will host several community drop-off events this year. In addition to the traditional HHW materials generated in homes and gardens, medicine and controlled substances will now be collected. For the first time, residents can bring mattresses and box springs to the drop-off event!  Events are being planned in different locations throughout the year and the website will be updated as new events are scheduled.


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