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  • Topic Briefs   

    Residents of Alameda County have multiple free and convenient options for safely disposing of leftover hazardous waste:

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    EBMUD's Water Smart Sample Residential Landscape Plans provides examples of planting, hydrozone and irrigation plans, legends and details and a sample water budget calculation

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    The United States, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world have increasingly relied on China as an export destination for mixed paper (junk mail, newsprint, office paper, etc.) and mixed plastic.

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    The Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance is a statewide water conservation law for new and renovated landscapes that meet a certain size threshold.

    StopWaste has developed a WELO Tool Kit to help its member agencies implement the ordinance. The Tool Kit consists of model checklists, a water budget/water use calculator, and a permit counter brochure.

    Public agencies can use these materials as is or modify them to meet local requirements.

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    Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention, reuse and repair projects.

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    StopWaste is soliciting designs for a mural to be commissioned for the side of our building at 1537 Webster Street in Oakland.  Four finalists will be selected from among the submissions received, and each finalist will receive $500 to develop their concept for the final round.  After the winning concept is selected, the chosen artist will receive up to $13,000 to finalize their conce

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  • News  |  03/09/2018

    In January, 28 public agency staff in Alameda County earned the Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional credential.

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    Plastic bags have been one of the most common litter items found in our waterways, and plastic pollution is a growing threat to oceans and marine life. StopWaste’s reusable bag law is designed to:

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  • News  |  02/14/2018

    StopWaste Executive Director Wendy Sommer will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in the category of the Environment at its 25th Anniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on March 24 in Oakland.

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