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  • Policies   

    ORDINANCE 2008-01

    Alameda County Waste Management Authority ordinance prohibiting the disposal of certain materials at Alameda County landfills. 

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    The Mulch Guide (available in English and Spanish) has detailed information about using mulch to save money, control weeds, and create healthy landscapes. It includes information on types of mulch and how to use them successfully, sample maintenance specifications, information about using mulch for erosion control, photos of mulch installations and more. 

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    Improved landscape composting operations and a new on-site food scrap composting system have helped this college in Hayward cut garbage disposal costs by $7,500 a year, and save $2,500 annually on soil amendment.

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    From undeliverable mail in the Administration building to food scraps from the cafeteria, UC Berkeley recycles as much as possible. The bottom line: savings of $60,000 annually. Note: UC Berkeley was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    This former Fremont facility cuts costs by more than $27,000 and reduced waste by 120 tons a year with reusable shipping containers, careful supply chain management, and expanded recycling. Note: Toyota Logistics Services was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    Pleasanton Corporate Commons, a multi-tenant office complex, received LEED-EB Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings), and saves $110,000 a year on disposal costs—all by implementing a new recycling program.

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    By increasing the efficiency of their manufacturing process, Pechiney (now Bemis Company Inc.) has reduced plastic film consumption by 150 tons a year, saving the company $165,000 annually. An excellent recycling program saves an additional $12,000 each year. Pechiney took advantage of three StopWaste funding options and earned over $78,000 in grants.

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    The Coliseum Complex wanted the best waste reduction program in the big leagues. Providing $20,000 in grant funding and free technical assistance, StopWaste has helped the Coliseum become the first major league sporting venue to use and recover compostable cups instead of plastic.

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    (NUMMI): This former Fremont-based auto manufacturer saved $2.5 million a year with reusable shipping containers. Note: NUMMI was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    Metro (now Coalesse) makes furniture using wood feedstock from sustainable sources, recycled and recyclable materials, water-borne finishes and adhesives, and VOC-free powder-coat metal finishes. Among several waste reduction measures, the installation of cardboard and plastic film balers net $52,000 each year.

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