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StopWaste At School

StopWaste is a public agency that helps students, teachers and school district staff across Alameda County become leaders in waste prevention and recycling at school.

For activities and lessons, see our curriculum and videos.


School Program Overview

Please note that registration is closed for the 17-18 academic year.

Guide to Purchasing Compostable Food Service Ware

Making good choices when purchasing food service ware products can be quite complicated. That’s because not all food ware marketed as “compostable” gets composted at the large-scale commercial composting facilities that process our county’s food scraps and food-soiled paper. Many factors play a role, including the ability to distinguish compostable and non-compostable food ware, the food ware item’s thickness as well as time spent going through the composting process.

EPP Fact Sheet: Remanufactured Toner Cartridges

This Fact Sheet provides important information for those wishing to purchase remanufactured toner cartridges. Buying remanufactured toner cartridges and recycling empty cartridges are easy ways to reduce the environmental impact of these products while saving substantial amounts of money. Any office equipment that uses a toner cartridge, rather than requiring toner to be added to the machine, should be able to use a remanufactured toner cartridge. Many toner cartridge remanufacturers both supply customers with remanufactured toner cartridges and collect spent cartridges.

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