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StopWaste Benchmark Service

Cover of July 2017 Benchmark Report

StopWaste's Benchmark Service provides information to help Alameda County's residents and businesses reduce waste, boost the local economy, and get more value from our recycling programs.

Check the Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more and find out how easy it is to recycle just about everything — including food scraps.  If you received more than one report, please pass it along to the tenants of the residences or businesses whose garbage accounts you manage.

Where can I get more information about recycling?

Residents: Go to Services in Your City

Businesses & Multifamily Properties: Go to


Benchmark Service in the News

Oakland Tribune Reports on Decline in Food Waste Recycling

An article in the February 6, 2015 Oakland Tribune reports on a troubling increase in the amount of food scraps that Alameda County residents are putting in their garbage containers instead of their green bins.

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