The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify well qualified organizations, firms and/or individuals to work with Agency staff to deliver technical assistance services to numerous businesses, institutions, community organizations, food recovery organizations, and/or multi-family properties in Alameda County for waste reduction assistance.Read More
Join StopWaste at our first 4Rs Friday of the 2022-2023 school year!
See the journey of waste in action and check out "the pit," the place where waste goes before heading to teh landfill. Meet our schools support team who can provide TK-12 technical assistance and resources for your school waste prevention and sorting needs!Read More
- Topic Briefs
Although all “antimicrobial” products have risks, many conventional disinfectants, such as chlorine bleach, pose more serious risks to custodial workers and building occupants because they contain active ingredients that have been found to cause asthma, cancer, skin sensitization, or other health hazards. Yet, surface disinfectants with more benign health and environmental impacts than conventional disinfectants are readily available, cost effective, and have equivalent or greater efficacy in killing bacteria, viruses, and fungi.Read More
Janitorial paper products are single-use items primarily used in facility restrooms and break rooms. They may be purchased as stand-alone items or included in a custodial services contract. Any janitorial paper products purchased directly by staff must contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content to comply with California’s Senate Bill 1383, aka SB 1383, which went into effect January 2022.Read More
Keeping your facility clean is one of the most important ways to maintain a healthy indoor environment, but using some cleaning products may actually increase indoor air pollution. Using products that meet the Minimum Requirements below will, when properly used, not only meet performance requirements, but also reduce custodial workers’ and occupants’ exposure to harmful chemicals.Read More
New State law, SB 1383, and the Alameda County Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance went into effect January 1, 2022, including requirements for certain food generating businesses to donate edible food to a local food recovery organization or service and establish contracts or written agreements with them.Read More