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    UC Berkeley’s foodservice provider Cal Dining measures types and amounts of pre-consumer food waste with specialized tracking equipment, then uses the findings to modify purchasing and food prep routines. Cal Dining has reduced food waste by 19%, equivalent to 27 tons/year, or $98,402/year in reduced food costs.

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    Use this sheet mulch source list to locate bulk recycled compost, mulch, and sheet mulch materials from vendors in the east bay. Sheet mulching is a way to remove a lawn by layering cardboard and mulch right on top of the grass. 

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    Learn more about building healthy soil with this guide that provides tips to help you get started in your garden. It covers soil building strategies including composting, sheet mulching and cover cropping.

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    News  |  11/01/2013

    Ready Set Recycle's revamped website encourages Alameda County residents to recycle by providing resources and rewards for reducing their waste. New features on the site emphasizes the importance of food scrap recycling, and offer opportunities for residents to win prizes through educational games and challenges designed to test recycling skills.

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    ORDINANCE 2008-01

    Alameda County Waste Management Authority ordinance prohibiting the disposal of certain materials at Alameda County landfills. 

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    Improved landscape composting operations and a new on-site food scrap composting system have helped this college in Hayward cut garbage disposal costs by $7,500 a year, and save $2,500 annually on soil amendment.

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    From undeliverable mail in the Administration building to food scraps from the cafeteria, UC Berkeley recycles as much as possible. The bottom line: savings of $60,000 annually. Note: UC Berkeley was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    The Coliseum Complex wanted the best waste reduction program in the big leagues. Providing $20,000 in grant funding and free technical assistance, StopWaste has helped the Coliseum become the first major league sporting venue to use and recover compostable cups instead of plastic.

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    This artisanal bakery in Berkeley relocated and grew its business. Green building materials and techniques were used during building renovations. The move presented an opportunity to set up composting and recycling programs that have reduced waste by over 95%. 

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    StopWaste helped food manufacturer American Licorice purchase a spiral dryer that prevents the creation of 150 tons of candy-waste a year. Through this and a variety of other measures, the company has reduced waste by 98%, saving $48,000 a year.

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