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  • Under the guidance of the Alameda County Public Health Department, StopWaste staff members are currently working remotely, but available online. Our regular board meetings are being held virtually, for more information click here. For specific information about city closures and openings, visit your city website. 

  • October 14, 2020

    StopWaste works with urban farms and community gardens to fight climate change with carbon farming practices. Practices such as feeding the soil with compost and keeping unplanted areas covered help these communities grow healthy food and sequester carbon in the soil.

  • October 2, 2020

    Massive wildfires are part of the new norm in California and it's making gardeners concerned that smoke and ash are ruining their produce. Is the fresh produce that you worked so hard to grow still safe to eat?

  • September 21, 2020

    We encourage you to check out the upcoming events in our Healthy Soils Series, which showcases some of the practices used by our local farm partners.

  • September 18, 2020

    The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “A representative of an organization engaged primarily in operating recycling programs within Alameda County.” The appointee must live in Alameda County. Term of the appointment is two years, and board members are eligible for re-appointment to one additional two-year term.

  • Pacific Coast Collaborative
    September 15, 2020

    StopWaste has joined one of the largest public-private partnerships in the world, led by the Pacific Coast Collaborative, to reduce and prevent wasted food by 50 percent by 2030.

  • San Leandro Community Pantry
    September 10, 2020

    StopWaste has awarded a total of $582,790 in grant funding to 59 local non-profit and for-profit organizations for projects focused on repair, reuse, food waste reduction, food rescue, and community outreach.

  • Reusable bags under COVID
    September 3, 2020

    The Alameda County Public Health Department updated their Shelter in Place Order, and customers are now permitted to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home if they do not require handling by employees. 

  • August 18, 2020

    The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste) has prevailed in a more than three-year lawsuit brought by petitioners Arthur Boone and Antoinette Stein, who opposed development of a new organics facility at the Davis Street Transfer Station (located in San Leandro).

  • StopWaste office area
    January 9, 2020

    StopWaste’s office building in Oakland recently earned a

  • Applying a layer of compost
    December 17, 2019

    Livermore, CA – A thin layer of compost applied to grassl