Landscape Policies & Ordinances
Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO)
Local government staff and landscape professionals: Find out how to comply with the State's updated Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance requirements.
Plant Debris Landfill Ban
It's the law: Alameda County prohibits disposal of plant debris in landfills. Learn more at RecyclingRulesAC.org.
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.