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    The Grants Program provides funding to organizations for innovative projects in Alameda County that will increase individual and community involvement in reuse, recover, source reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the County's three landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products.  The anticipated long-term ben

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    Most of the packaging items that we use are recyclable, but it’s not always clear which parts are recyclable, and how it should be done. Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling and false recyclability claims can make proper recycling of packaging materials a challenge for consumers.

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    Program evaluation component of the Measure D-mandated Five Year Audit for Fiscal Years 11/12 – 15/16.  Comparative overview and evaluation of recycling and waste reduction programs in Alameda County, with recommendations for improved effectiveness.

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    Nearly 40 percent of all the food produced in the United States goes to waste, and of that, 95 percent ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. Though Alameda County residents have access to curbside compost collection, uneaten food, food scraps, and food-soiled paper remain the largest single category of our waste stream.

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    About half of the waste steam in Alameda County comes from business, industry, and institutions. Through technical assistance and a mandatory recycling ordinance, StopWaste is working to reduce the amount of recyclable and compostable materials sent to landfill from the county’s 18,000+ businesses.

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    Over 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills each day, even though most of the materials can be recycled. In Alameda County, StopWaste has worked through multiple channels to increase mattress recycling and recovery.

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    The Fixit Clinic is a troubleshooting and discovery workshop run by volunteers who help people get their broken things working. StopWaste has awarded Fixit Clinic two $5,000 mini grants to expand the number of clinics held in Alameda County.

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  • News  |  10/26/2017

    Beginning November 1, eating establishments in Alameda County can no longer offer customers single-use plastic bags. Eating establishments can offer recycled content paper bags for free, but must charge customers at least 10 cents for reusable bags (includes thicker plastic bags).

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  • News  |  10/15/2017

    The 2017/18 California legislative session has now adjourned and the Governor has signed the following bills into legislation.

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