- ReportsMeasure D established the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board. It was approved by the voters of Alameda County in November, 1990 by a margin of 63%. The requirements and prohibitions contained within the Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initaitve apply to the County of Alameda, as an entity, and to unincorporated areas within the county.
- News | 01/25/2012
In January 2012, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted two ordinances that will help the county achieve its long-term waste reduction goals. The mandatory recycling ordinance requires larger businesses and multifamily properties to collect recyclables. The reusable bag ordinance prohibits free distribution of single-use bags at check out in stores that sell packaged food. The laws are designed to reduce waste and litter, stimulate the local economy and create jobs.Read More
- News | 05/28/2014
At its meeting on May 28, 2014, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board adopted a new household hazardous waste fee of $9.55 per year per residential unit. The fee goes into effect July 1, 2014 and will be collected via the property tax roll. Revenue from the fee will be used to support the countywide household hazardous waste program, which provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, solvents and pesticides.Read More
The Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan identifies solid waste facilities and wastesheds within Alameda County and describes the countywide plan for reaching the county-mandated 75% recycling goal. The CoIWMP was first adopted in 1997.Read More
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Read all about how we put our green building and Bay-Friendly Landscaping know-how to work when we renovated an old building in Oakland to create a healthy, energy efficient new office. The project was the first renovated building in the country to earn LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating in the LEED Green Building Rating System.