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  • Merritt Crossing, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Oakland
    News  |  09/01/2012

    Merritt Crossing, a new building in downtown Oakland with 70 apartments for low-income seniors, is on track to receive the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.

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    This guide explains how to reduce waste and create beautiful landscapes using salvaged and recycled-content materials. It includes types and sources of materials as well as a section on using “urbanite” to build benches, garden walls and more. Although it was written for landscape professionals, it contains useful information for home gardeners.

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    The Grasscycling Guide (available in English and Spanish) explains how to create healthy, attractive turf by recycling grass clippings on the lawn instead of removing them. The grasscycling case study features Del Conte's Landscaping's experience with grasscycling.

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    Template for creating a debris recovery plan prior to demolition or construction

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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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    This one page brochure covers the basic steps for sheet mulching your lawn. It's an easy process of layering cardboard and mulch right on top of the grass. Plus, you can plant your new garden right into the mulch.

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  • Food scrap recycling logo
    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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    Bay-Friendly Basics are nine fundamental steps for creating a healthy garden or landscape that saves water and reduces waste. Many jurisdictions in Alameda County require certain landscape construction projects to meet the Bay-Friendly Basics requirements.

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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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