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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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  • Be Fantastic Container
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    Are you a Fantastic Recycler or Just OK? This form provides instructions for how to figure out how much good stuff you are throwing away.

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    GRANTS DEADLINE:   April 10, 2017 at 5 PM

    Funding via the competitive grants program is available to nonprofit entities for innovative projects that increase individual and community involvement in source reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the County’s landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. While no maximum award amounts have been set, grants are typically expected to be in the range of $25,000- $65,000. Proposals requesting higher levels of funding are scrutinized for impacts commensurate with the grant request.

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  • News  |  01/13/2015

    Quantity Quotes works to connect large-quantity buyers to local suppliers of green and resource-efficient products.

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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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  • Do the Rot Thing

    Videos   

    Do the Rot Thing – The Simple Art of Home Composting Award winning video that demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips for making home composting fun and easy.

  • Compost Time-Lapse

    Videos   

    Watch this time-lapse footage of a compost pile breaking down over a four month period.

  • How-To Compost

    Videos   

    This video presents the basics about what to put in your bin, and how to build and maintain a compost pile.

  • #0019 - The Worm Wranglers pt I

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    Barbara Finnin, a Master Composter, goes over the basics of worm composting in this video produced by Freshtopia.

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    A one page flyer that shows the process of how our food scraps are turned into compost.

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