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Monthly Topic Briefs

Updates on current issues and projects.


    About half of the waste steam in Alameda County comes from business, industry, and institutions. Through technical assistance and a mandatory recycling ordinance, StopWaste is working to reduce the amount of recyclable and compostable materials sent to landfill from the county’s 18,000+ businesses.


    Over 50,000 mattresses end up in landfills each day, even though most of the materials can be recycled. In Alameda County, StopWaste has worked through multiple channels to increase mattress recycling and recovery.


    The Fixit Clinic is a troubleshooting and discovery workshop run by volunteers who help people get their broken things working. StopWaste has awarded Fixit Clinic two $5,000 mini grants to expand the number of clinics held in Alameda County.