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    Through our sustainable landscaping and gardening program, StopWaste has long promoted the benefits of compost as a way to reduce organic waste while creating healthy soils and saving water. Now scientists are recognizing compost as a tool to fight climate change.

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  • News  |  04/17/2019

    The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “Environmental Organization: a representative of an environmental organization with a significant membership active in recycling issues in Alameda County.”

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  • StopWaste Receives PG&E Partnership Certification
    News  |  04/01/2019

    The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) recognized StopWaste as one of four inaugural WaterSmart Partners at a ceremony on March 12, 2019. StopWaste previously received WaterSmart designation in 2011 for on-site water-saving practices.

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    ReScape California Speaker Series in partnership with East Bay Municipal Utility District 

    Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Location: EBMUD headquarters, 375 11th St., Oakland
    Cost: $25 for ReScape CA members, $35 for nonmembers
    CEUs: Event qualifies for 2 ReScape CEUs. APLD CEUs also available.

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    Milk cartons, one of the most common items in our kitchens, are shining a light on the complexity of modern packaging materials and how the ideals of recycling don’t always match the realities.

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  • News  |  03/25/2019

    Click on the link above to get the latest information on prescription medication drop-off options.

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  • News  |  03/18/2019

    Recently, some international headlines have proclaimed we're approaching an "end to recycling." While the recycling landscape has changed nationally due to China’s decision last year to stop importing some mixed plastics and mixed paper, it is far from dead, especially in Alameda County and the Bay Area. 

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  • Reports   

    The Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative (Measure D), levies a surcharge on solid waste landfilled in unincorporated Alameda County. Fifty percent of Recycling Fund revenues are disbursed to cities and sanitary districts that meet criteria contained in the law.

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    StopWaste’s member agencies are working towards achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and beyond. Through their climate action plans, local governments are increasingly addressing the upstream emissions from the production of goods used locally but produced elsewhere.

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