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  • Smart Kitchen Iniative: Using the LeanPath monitoring system to track preconsumer food waste.
    News  |  08/25/2016

    StopWaste programs to reduce food waste in commercial kitchens and Alameda County schools were recently profiled in BioCycle magazine.

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  • News  |  08/18/2016

    Staff from StopWaste and Alameda County were recent recipients of local industry awards at the 2016 California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Conference in Sacramento this August.

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  • News  |  04/20/2016

    Congratulations to Cal for earning the first-place award in the Pac-12 Road To Zero Waste Challenge for the second year in a row. The Cal Zero Waste Team partnered with elementary and middle school volunteers from the Ready Set Recycle schools’ program to educate fans about recycling.

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  • News  |  10/21/2015

    Oakland Coliseum and Alameda County Fairgrounds take lead in reducing food waste.

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  • News  |  02/11/2015

    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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  • Holiday Tree with Family
    News  |  01/05/2015

    Most Alameda County jurisdictions offer free tree recycling in early January on your regularly scheduled collection day.

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    News  |  07/14/2014

    Composting reduces waste and builds healthy soil to support local food production and protect against the impacts of extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall.

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  • News  |  02/04/2014

    StopWaste is offering funds to support innovative waste reduction programs through its Competitive Grants Program. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in Alameda County that have implemented innovative projects to increase individual and community involvement in waste reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products.Grant funds range from $25,000-$65,000. The deadline to apply is March 17, 2014.

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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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