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Vacancy on County Recycling Board - Source Reduction Specialist

February 11, 2022

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of “a Source Reduction Specialist with substantial experience as such.”  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. 

The Recycling Board administers the voter-approved Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative, which levies an $8.23 per-ton landfill disposal fee that generates approximately $9.0 million per year for waste reduction and recycling programs in Alameda County. Fifty percent of the money is returned to local jurisdictions on a per-capita basis. The balance is appropriated by the Board for countywide source reduction and recycling programs, public education, recycled product procurement, market development and grants to community organizations.

To be considered for appointment to the Recycling Board as a Source Reduction Specialist, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a completed Board Qualification Form to Melissa Male, 1221 Oak Street, Suite 536 - Oakland, CA 94612, or via email to, with the subject line “Recycling Board Vacancy.” The position is open until filled, but please apply promptly to assure consideration.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Melissa Male at Questions regarding the Recycling Board may be addressed to Jeff Becerra at Additional information about the Recycling Board is available here.