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Carriage House Apartments

Carriage House Apartments in Fremont is a gated community with 123 rental units. Starting in February 2012, in an effort to reduce garbage collection fees and be more eco-friendly, management replaced on-site recycling carts with larger bins to increase capacity, and launched an outreach campaign to residents.

Rethinking the Lawn

Caroline Harris is gung-ho about sheet mulching and she’s not shy about knocking on her neighbor’s door with a smile on her face, a pile of cardboard in her arms, and a witty comment on the tip of her lips. After seeing a speaker demonstrate sheet mulching at a Bay-Friendly nursery talk, Caroline decided to give it a try – and also ended up helping many of her neighbors convert their lawns using this technique.

EPP Fact Sheet: Traffic Control Products

Throughout the nation, local and state transportation departments have approved for use high quality road and highway products made with recycled materials. These agencies are purchasing a variety of products, including recycled content traffic cones, traffic barricades, channelizers, delineators, parking stops, sound barriers, object markers, reflective glass beads and much more. These traffic control products have been found to deliver high performance and often reduce maintenance costs.

Regulations & Compliance

StopWaste can help Alameda County businesses, non-profits and institutions stay informed about current landfill bans, policies and ordinances related to proper collection and recycling of resources and hazardous wastes. Our goal is to provide links to current information so that you can operate your organization most efficiently.

Some regulations apply within Alameda County, others apply only to operations within certain cities, and some affect all commercial accounts within California.

Sustainable Purchasing Collaboration

The following organizations can be great resources for learning what other agencies have done on sustainable purchasing and for potentially collaborating on future opportunities.  While there are numerous organizations and/or public agencies implementing sustainable purchasing practices, the list below highlights those with resources on their websites – such as case studies, etc.

Public Agencies with Online Sustainable Purchasing Resources

Sustainable Purchasing Implementation Resources

 

These sustainable purchasing resources are intended to assist public agencies in developing and implementing sustainable purchasing best practices at their organization.  Whether your agency is just getting started or is looking to enhance a mature sustainable purchasing program, there are resources on these pages to assist you.  A few things to note about how to use these resources:

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