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Resources for Public Agencies

The Lakeside Green Streets project in Oakland earned the ReScape California Rated Landscape designation in 2019.

StopWaste encourages public agencies in Alameda County to enhance their communities with sustainable, climate-adaptive landscaping practices. Here are resources our member agencies may find particularly helpful. Questions? Contact Jennifer West.

SB 1383 Procurement Resources for Recovered Organic Waste Products

California State law SB 1383 requires cities and counties to buy products made from recovered organic waste and meet annual procurement targets.

  • Jurisdictions can learn more about these procurement requirements and find tools that will help with compliance by clicking here


  • Measure D: StopWaste's member agencies have access to Measure D funds that can be applied to sustainable landscape projects. Learn more.
  • Training scholarships: Member agency staff may be eligible for a full discount off the cost of ReScape California's (ReScape) Design Qualification and Maintenance Qualification training courses. Email and ask for a StopWaste training scholarship application.

General Resources

ReScape Rated Landscapes

ReScape Rated Landscapes recognizes excellence in sustainable landscape design, construction and maintenance. The program is managed by ReScape California. Here are some key resources:  

Carbon Farming 

Sheet Mulching 

  • Lawn-to-Garden: Comprehensive website about using sheet mulch to convert lawns to sustainable landscapes 
  • Lawn-to-landscape checklist: 10 basic practices for improving the environmental performance of a landscape (coming soon)
  • Alameda County planting spec (coming soon)
  • Sheet mulch details (coming soon)
  • Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Mulch

Landscape Success Stories