Union City Green Building Ordinance
Union City Construction and Demolition Debris Ordinance
This case study showcases Willow Park, a half-acre public park in Union City, California. Thanks to committed City leadership and creative design, this pocket park is packed with community amenities and Bay-Friendly Landscape features.
In 2006, StopWaste.Org utilized a local consulting firm to analyze a year’s worth of waste management plan data submitted to several Alameda County cities to develop estimates for C&D waste generation based on construction project type.
Reliance Metalcenter in Union City is a division of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., one of the country’s largest metals service center companies. Reliance Metalcenter has 70 employees and processes plate, sheet metal, rod and bar. Staff used to discard cardboard packaging from metal deliveries, because some of it was contaminated with protective lubricants.
At its annual Business Efficiency Awards ceremony, StopWaste honored twelve companies from around Alameda County for their outstanding achievements in waste reduction and efficiency.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority ordinance prohibiting the disposal of certain materials at Alameda County landfills.
Orcon Corporation, a manufacturer of film and seam products for the aerospace and carpet industries, purchased equipment and software to switch to a paperless office system. Incoming paperwork is scanned and saved to the network, instead of making duplicate hard copies for different departments. The company now generates well over a million (or 80%) fewer hard copies each year, has nearly eliminated the costs of long term paper document storage and destruction, and regained valuable office space formerly taken by 50 file cabinets.