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Preventing Waste for Residents

Alameda County residents make it a habit to carry reusable bags.

StopWaste provides waste prevention information and inspiration for Alameda County residents. We offer free resources to make it easier for you to reduce waste every day and have a greener, healthier home, garden and neighborhood.

If you are an Alameda County resident looking for ways to save money, help the environment and prevent waste, you’ve come to the right place: StopWaste.

In this Preventing Waste section of our website, you’ll find great ideas for reducing waste at home:

  • Greener Homes has suggestions for making your home healthier and more energy- and resource-efficient.
  • Reduce & Reuse provides guidance on how to reduce your exposure to toxic household products, save money by preventing food waste, stop junk mail, and much more.
  • Gardening is chock full of how-to advice for making outdoor spaces healthier, drought tolerant and more beautiful.

If you need recycling information, head over to our Recycling for Residents section. And if you don’t find what you’re looking on our website, don't hesitate to contact us.