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  • worker looking in garbage bin
    News  |  01/27/2014

    Most of us say that recycling is important, but are we good at it? StopWaste spent the past year taking a look at garbage carts to find out. A report being mailed this week shows that residents and businesses in Alameda County dumped as much as $70 million of recyclable and compostable items in the garbage last year. The report is part of a new Benchmark Service from StopWaste, a public agency responsible for reducing waste in Alameda County.

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  • Sheet mulch sign
    News  |  06/25/2014

    As part of a pilot program, StopWaste is offering technical assistance and grants for using sheet mulch to convert lawns to water-saving landscapes. These incentives are available to public agencies and a limited number of commercial properties in Alameda County.

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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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  • Energize for the Prize button
    News  |  09/01/2012

    StopWaste has announced new incentives for its school fundraiser, Energize for the Prize, during the 2012-2013 school year. Alameda County schools and school organizations can earn up to $50,000 through a new reward structure that gives schools and homeowners more ways to participate and raise money.

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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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  • No single use bag photo
    News  |  01/25/2012

    In January 2012, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted two ordinances that will help the county achieve its long-term waste reduction goals. The mandatory recycling ordinance requires larger businesses and multifamily properties to collect recyclables. The reusable bag ordinance prohibits free distribution of single-use bags at check out in stores that sell packaged food. The laws are designed to reduce waste and litter, stimulate the local economy and create jobs.

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  • Household Hazardous Waste logo
    News  |  05/28/2014

    At its meeting on May 28, 2014, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority Board adopted a new household hazardous waste fee of $9.55 per year per residential unit. The fee goes into effect July 1, 2014 and will be collected via the property tax roll. Revenue from the fee will be used to support the countywide household hazardous waste program, which provides safe, legal, environmentally sound collection and disposal services for residential household hazardous waste such as paint, solvents and pesticides.

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  • News  |  03/14/2014

    At its annual Business Efficiency Awards ceremony, StopWaste honored twelve companies from around Alameda County for their outstanding achievements in waste reduction and efficiency.

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  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional logo
    News  |  04/30/2014

    Since 2007, the Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification program has graduated more than 1,300 experienced Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape professionals who are putting high performance landscape practices to work every day.

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