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StopWaste is a public agency that helps Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less, recycle properly, and use water, energy, and other resources efficiently.
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StopWaste helps Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less, recycle properly, and use water, energy, and other resources efficiently.

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Do you want to really treat mom this year and impress her at the same time? The last 365 days have been epically hard fo...
05/05/2021

Do you want to really treat mom this year and impress her at the same time? The last 365 days have been epically hard for moms everywhere. This is the year to knock it out of the park to celebrate! Chef Alison of Ends & Stems shares her step by step Mother’s Day success guide on our blog! https://bit.ly/2Rwlwkc

Do you want to really treat mom this year and impress her at the same time? The last 365 days have been epically hard for moms everywhere. This is the year to knock it out of the park to celebrate! Chef Alison of Ends & Stems shares her step by step Mother’s Day success guide on our blog! https://bit.ly/2Rwlwkc

Help Solve Climate Change Through Global WORMing! We're joining Community Resources for Science & Chabot Space & Science...
05/05/2021

Help Solve Climate Change Through Global WORMing! We're joining Community Resources for Science & Chabot Space & Science Center on May 8 for a workshop geared toward students and educators on the topics of climate science, composting, and gardening. Registration details here: https://bit.ly/3nRWBni #ICAW2021

Help Solve Climate Change Through Global WORMing! We're joining Community Resources for Science & Chabot Space & Science Center on May 8 for a workshop geared toward students and educators on the topics of climate science, composting, and gardening. Registration details here: https://bit.ly/3nRWBni #ICAW2021

⭐ 🔭 💫 🛰️ For this year’s May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Celebration, creatively share your story in a medium of you...
05/04/2021

⭐ 🔭 💫 🛰️ For this year’s May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Celebration, creatively share your story in a medium of your choosing and reflect on your 4Rs. How do your 4Rs go beyond the traditional 4Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot? Individual and group awards up to $200 for 1st place. Visit our website to learn more about the criteria for this celebration. Deadline to submit is Monday, May 31 - join us! www.StopWaste.org/4Rs

⭐ 🔭 💫 🛰️ For this year’s May the 4Rs Be With You Art & Media Celebration, creatively share your story in a medium of your choosing and reflect on your 4Rs. How do your 4Rs go beyond the traditional 4Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot? Individual and group awards up to $200 for 1st place. Visit our website to learn more about the criteria for this celebration. Deadline to submit is Monday, May 31 - join us! www.StopWaste.org/4Rs

In a recent field study, we found that urban farms and community gardens using compost had soils with a 22% higher water...
05/03/2021

In a recent field study, we found that urban farms and community gardens using compost had soils with a 22% higher water holding capacity than soils without compost. Building healthy soil with compost is the best way to prepare your garden for the current California drought. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3nHau85 #compostawarenessweek

International Compost Awareness Week City Slicker Farms Mills College Castlemont High School (Oakland, California) LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont) Alameda Point Collaborative Eden Garden CrossWinds Church

In a recent field study, we found that urban farms and community gardens using compost had soils with a 22% higher water holding capacity than soils without compost. Building healthy soil with compost is the best way to prepare your garden for the current California drought. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3nHau85 #compostawarenessweek

International Compost Awareness Week City Slicker Farms Mills College Castlemont High School (Oakland, California) LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont) Alameda Point Collaborative Eden Garden CrossWinds Church

We all want that fresh clean feeling, whether it’s with our clothes, our homes or our own bodies. But do we need all the...
05/03/2021
Clean Green

We all want that fresh clean feeling, whether it’s with our clothes, our homes or our own bodies. But do we need all the chemicals to do it? Join our friends at the Ecology Center on May 20 for a webinar on how to make your own sustainable and healthy cleaning alternatives. Be sure to bring baking soda, liquid Castile soap, white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide!

Clean Green throughout your house!

It’s very unlikely that you can recycle your worn-out shower curtain in your curbside bin or at a drop-off location. How...
05/02/2021
Recycling Mystery: Plastic Shower Curtains | Earth911

It’s very unlikely that you can recycle your worn-out shower curtain in your curbside bin or at a drop-off location. However, there are many ways to reuse them to keep them out of the landfill! Read on.

Has your plastic shower curtain seen better days? Check out these ideas for reusing it as well as suggestions for greener replacements.

We love this tip to make unusable rock hard sugar, soft again. Thanks Ends & Stems!
05/01/2021

We love this tip to make unusable rock hard sugar, soft again. Thanks Ends & Stems!

Has your brown sugar ever turned rock hard? 😬 Humidity can do this, any amount of condensation or moisture creates little sugar boulders or once giant rock. Fix it - add a slice of sandwich bread to the sugar in an airtight container. Let it sit overnight. Voila!

(Honestly this is such magic, it makes me want to dry out my sugar just to watch it get revived! lol 😂)

🍽Did you know that reusables are completely safe even during COVID? If your favorite restaurant or cafe hasn't switched ...
05/01/2021
Reuse vs Single-Use: Safety — UPSTREAM | Sparking innovative solutions to plastic pollution

🍽Did you know that reusables are completely safe even during COVID? If your favorite restaurant or cafe hasn't switched back to reusables, kindly encourage them to bring them back and that they are safe according to the CDC and experts. Here's a helpful article from UPSTREAM: https://upstreamsolutions.org/reuse-vs-singleuse-safety ReThink Disposable

With the Covid-19 pandemic, the plastics industry has pushed a narrative that single-use is somehow safer than reuse. The good news is the evidence shows that reuse is safe across a wide variety of measures, and is likely safer than single-use.

Knowing how to store food the right way can also make it last longer and cut down on grocery costs. Check out this site ...
04/30/2021
Keep it fresh: Stretch your food dollars with these storage tips — Resourceful PDX

Knowing how to store food the right way can also make it last longer and cut down on grocery costs. Check out this site for helpful tips!

Have you ever opened a bag of moldy bread? Or found something funky at the back of your fridge? Avoid another stinky surprise and stretch your food dollars by following these storage best practices. A) The freezer is your friend Tired of leftovers? Freeze them for lunch next week

Thanks Binny for the reminder to say "no thanks" to extras like napkins, cutlery, and condiments when ordering your favo...
04/29/2021

Thanks Binny for the reminder to say "no thanks" to extras like napkins, cutlery, and condiments when ordering your favorite takeout! #cutoutthecutlery Livermore Recycles

Is it Takeout Wednesday? Whichever is your favorite night for takeout, be sure to say "no thanks" to the extras -- napkins, cutlery, condiments -- that you already have at home!

In celebration of #StopFoodWasteDay, we have launched our new blog! Check it out and subscribe to receive inspirational,...
04/28/2021

In celebration of #StopFoodWasteDay, we have launched our new blog! Check it out and subscribe to receive inspirational, seasonal tips and content from our Stop Food Waste chef and community partners like Food Shift and Ends & Stems. https://bit.ly/3vri49j

Plus seasonal tips and recipes:
- Storing and reviving lettuce
- Making the most out of avocados
- Strawberry top vinegar
- Veggie skin chips

In celebration of #StopFoodWasteDay, we have launched our new blog! Check it out and subscribe to receive inspirational, seasonal tips and content from our Stop Food Waste chef and community partners like Food Shift and Ends & Stems. https://bit.ly/3vri49j

Plus seasonal tips and recipes:
- Storing and reviving lettuce
- Making the most out of avocados
- Strawberry top vinegar
- Veggie skin chips

Fresh Approach is offering a free 4-part nutrition class series for Oakland residents starting on May 4th, held weekly o...
04/27/2021

Fresh Approach is offering a free 4-part nutrition class series for Oakland residents starting on May 4th, held weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm. Participants receive $20 vouchers to spend on fresh produce at your local farmers market! Register here: https://bit.ly/3xkgZC9

Fresh Approach is offering a free 4-part nutrition class series for Oakland residents starting on May 4th, held weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7 pm. Participants receive $20 vouchers to spend on fresh produce at your local farmers market! Register here: https://bit.ly/3xkgZC9

“What’s the best/easiest/most impactful way to start reducing my food waste at home?” See the Top 25 Ways to Start Reduc...
04/26/2021

“What’s the best/easiest/most impactful way to start reducing my food waste at home?”

See the Top 25 Ways to Start Reducing Food Waste from our food waste prevention partner Chef Alison of Ends & Stems and start some new helpful habits to continue your Earth Day commitments. https://bit.ly/3tIl0Ol

“What’s the best/easiest/most impactful way to start reducing my food waste at home?”

See the Top 25 Ways to Start Reducing Food Waste from our food waste prevention partner Chef Alison of Ends & Stems and start some new helpful habits to continue your Earth Day commitments. https://bit.ly/3tIl0Ol

Planting season is here! Check out our list of plant sales from our partner nurseries with curated varieties, native pla...
04/24/2021

Planting season is here! Check out our list of plant sales from our partner nurseries with curated varieties, native plants and more. https://bit.ly/3ewL1d4

Planting season is here! Check out our list of plant sales from our partner nurseries with curated varieties, native plants and more. https://bit.ly/3ewL1d4

Happening today from 3:30-5pm! #earthday webinar on how to prevent wasted food at home. Speakers (including our Food Was...
04/23/2021

Happening today from 3:30-5pm! #earthday webinar on how to prevent wasted food at home. Speakers (including our Food Waste Prevention partner Chef Alison with @endsandstems) will share tips and tools for meal planning, cooking, & an intro to composting! https://s.si.edu/3euRpS6

Happening today from 3:30-5pm! #earthday webinar on how to prevent wasted food at home. Speakers (including our Food Waste Prevention partner Chef Alison with @endsandstems) will share tips and tools for meal planning, cooking, & an intro to composting! https://s.si.edu/3euRpS6

DYK that preventing wasted food is one of the most impactful actions you can take to fight climate change and save money...
04/23/2021

DYK that preventing wasted food is one of the most impactful actions you can take to fight climate change and save money? Easy things like using up the ingredients you have is a great place to start! Food Shift's Chef Jen shares her “Choose Your Own Adventure Bowl” - a yummy recipe to use the vegetables, proteins, and sauces already in your kitchen to build a plant-based bowl. And you can tailor the recipe to your tastes and choose your own eating adventure! https://bit.ly/3vbofym #stopwasteearthday

DYK that preventing wasted food is one of the most impactful actions you can take to fight climate change and save money? Easy things like using up the ingredients you have is a great place to start! Food Shift's Chef Jen shares her “Choose Your Own Adventure Bowl” - a yummy recipe to use the vegetables, proteins, and sauces already in your kitchen to build a plant-based bowl. And you can tailor the recipe to your tastes and choose your own eating adventure! https://bit.ly/3vbofym #stopwasteearthday

Happy Earth Day! This year's theme is "Restore Our Earth," which makes us grateful to everyone in our communities - scho...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! This year's theme is "Restore Our Earth," which makes us grateful to everyone in our communities - schools, community groups, cities, businesses, individuals - who are passionately taking action to protect our environment and communities. Thank you for all that you do, hitched together, to make a difference. 💚🌍

Happy Earth Day! This year's theme is "Restore Our Earth," which makes us grateful to everyone in our communities - schools, community groups, cities, businesses, individuals - who are passionately taking action to protect our environment and communities. Thank you for all that you do, hitched together, to make a difference. 💚🌍

Unable to join us live or looking for more resources and inspirations to help you take action for Earth Day? Welcome to ...
04/21/2021

Unable to join us live or looking for more resources and inspirations to help you take action for Earth Day? Welcome to our Schools Virtual Resource Fair! We've gathered resources, tools, activities and more that celebrate Earth Day Actions and the work of our school partners and community allies. https://bit.ly/3esbusy

Unable to join us live or looking for more resources and inspirations to help you take action for Earth Day? Welcome to our Schools Virtual Resource Fair! We've gathered resources, tools, activities and more that celebrate Earth Day Actions and the work of our school partners and community allies. https://bit.ly/3esbusy

Here's a win-win! Drop off your recyclable items like new/used socks, bras, CDs/DVDs, and sports medals AND pick up plan...
04/21/2021

Here's a win-win! Drop off your recyclable items like new/used socks, bras, CDs/DVDs, and sports medals AND pick up plant seedlings for your garden! Starting tomorrow, our community partner LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont) is hosting a Recycling and LEAF Spring Plant Sale at its LEAF Stone Garden location in Fremont. Visit their website for address and contact info: https://www.fremontleaf.org/

Here's a win-win! Drop off your recyclable items like new/used socks, bras, CDs/DVDs, and sports medals AND pick up plant seedlings for your garden! Starting tomorrow, our community partner LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont) is hosting a Recycling and LEAF Spring Plant Sale at its LEAF Stone Garden location in Fremont. Visit their website for address and contact info: https://www.fremontleaf.org/

The sadness over bruised berries is real! Fortunately, Chef Alison with Ends & Stems is here with ways to transform them...
04/20/2021
Bruised Berry Quick Jam

The sadness over bruised berries is real! Fortunately, Chef Alison with Ends & Stems is here with ways to transform them before they go bad (and storage tips to keep them fresher, longer)!🍓

Are you tired of delicate berries getting bruised overnight, despite storing them to the best of your abilities? Maybe you brought some home already looking ...

Fast fashion has an enormous impact on the environment. Don't miss this panel TOMORROW featuring local orgs who will dis...
04/18/2021

Fast fashion has an enormous impact on the environment. Don't miss this panel TOMORROW featuring local orgs who will discuss challenges with the textile industry & sustainable solutions. Register here: https://bit.ly/3t8tVZb #stopwasteearthday

Fast fashion has an enormous impact on the environment. Don't miss this panel TOMORROW featuring local orgs who will discuss challenges with the textile industry & sustainable solutions. Register here: https://bit.ly/3t8tVZb #stopwasteearthday

Join a panel of local organizations working on different types of environmental justice (food, energy, housing) to learn...
04/17/2021

Join a panel of local organizations working on different types of environmental justice (food, energy, housing) to learn more about what environmental justice means, the current initiatives in the SF Bay Area, and how to get involved! https://bit.ly/2QdH4St

Join a panel of local organizations working on different types of environmental justice (food, energy, housing) to learn more about what environmental justice means, the current initiatives in the SF Bay Area, and how to get involved! https://bit.ly/2QdH4St

¡Acompáñenos el 21 de abril para aprender sobre las mejores maneras de abordar los costos de energía en su hogar! Regíst...
04/17/2021

¡Acompáñenos el 21 de abril para aprender sobre las mejores maneras de abordar los costos de energía en su hogar! Regístrese ahora: https://bit.ly/3t8exvS Bay Area Regional Energy Network

¡Acompáñenos el 21 de abril para aprender sobre las mejores maneras de abordar los costos de energía en su hogar! Regístrese ahora: https://bit.ly/3t8exvS Bay Area Regional Energy Network

Worried about high energy bills? Join this special Earth Day webinar by Bay Area Regional Energy Network to learn how yo...
04/15/2021

Worried about high energy bills? Join this special Earth Day webinar by Bay Area Regional Energy Network to learn how you can earn cash back for making efficiency upgrades to your home today. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3254NXn. #StopWasteEarthDay

Worried about high energy bills? Join this special Earth Day webinar by Bay Area Regional Energy Network to learn how you can earn cash back for making efficiency upgrades to your home today. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3254NXn. #StopWasteEarthDay

We can definitely get behind Chef Alison's food and time saving tip: Cook once, eat twice! Ends & Stems
04/14/2021

We can definitely get behind Chef Alison's food and time saving tip: Cook once, eat twice! Ends & Stems

Looking to save time cooking? Cook once, eat twice!

Maybe this means you double the recipe and save as leftovers.

Or... you can also cook the meal in components, like roasting a while chicken, and reinvent the leftovers in a the second meal by shredding the meat for tacos.

What's your favorite way to cook once, eat twice?

Want to get involved in your city’s plans to address climate change and adaptation? On Earth Day April 22 from 7-8pm sus...
04/14/2021

Want to get involved in your city’s plans to address climate change and adaptation? On Earth Day April 22 from 7-8pm sustainability experts from Alameda, Albany, Fremont, and Pleasanton will share actions so far and what’s in store for the future. Bring your questions! Register here: https://bit.ly/2OBJ8Dd

City of Alameda - Local Government City of Albany, CA City of Fremont, CA Government City of Pleasanton

Want to get involved in your city’s plans to address climate change and adaptation? On Earth Day April 22 from 7-8pm sustainability experts from Alameda, Albany, Fremont, and Pleasanton will share actions so far and what’s in store for the future. Bring your questions! Register here: https://bit.ly/2OBJ8Dd

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Did you know that burning natural gas in homes is one of the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in California? Join...
04/14/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The Future is Electric: How to Eliminate Fossil Fuels from your Home. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Did you know that burning natural gas in homes is one of the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in California? Join this webinar on Monday, April 19 from 7-8pm to learn why experts from Bay Area Regional Energy Network and East Bay Community Energy are so excited about the future of all-electric homes, and how you begin to make the switch today. Register here: https://bit.ly/39WDR0i #StopWasteEarthDay

Electric appliances like heat pump water heaters and induction cooktops are cleaner, safer, and higher-performing than their gas-powered counterparts. Now, these state-of-the-art appliances are becoming widely available for the first time and making it easier than ever to go carbon-free at home. Joi...

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1537 Webster St
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94612-3355

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A Public Agency Reducing Waste in Alameda County

StopWaste helps Alameda County’s businesses, residents, and schools waste less, recycle properly, and use water, energy, and other resources efficiently.

At home, we:


  • Reduce wasted food by helping residents plan, store, eat, and compost food efficiently.

  • Provide free drop-off of household hazardous waste to keep toxins out of the landfill.
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    For years I was always getting notices about the drop off in Albany - now I get nothing and missed the 10/11 drop off. How can I sign up again for notices so this never happens again?
    Does anyone know of a place that recycles plastic bags with a triangle and # in the triangle?
    Hello, I live in San Lorenzo and am wondering if anyone knows where I can recycle clothes (socks, shirts, pants, jeans, etc.) that are no longer in condition to be donated.
    Any ideas for how best to dispose of textbooks and other books with a deadline looming? Asking for a friend who is a teacher librarian in Oakland Unified. She says they unload a lot of books every year. Thanks in advance.
    any groups that might be in need of a conference table. (no chairs) . It has 3 leaves and can expand another 5 1/2 feet. It could hold 12 people. It has some minor scuffs from a magic marker, but could easily be lightly sanded away. message me at 2Agoodcause.org
    So the Replanet recycling center I go to says they will no longer accept these milk containers. Can they be recycled anywhere?
    I'm thinking maybe we could look into getting these here for the Oakland Marathon and Bay to Breakers. Anyone have any contacts?
    How do I discard used cooking oil?
    Help stop Corporate Greed and Waste Good Morning, I have a plea here for your help. Starting Feb 7 through Feb 13, Joann's Fabric stores, nationwide is running a trade in your old sewing machine sale. While I understand you may not consider old sewing machines to be newsworthy, my problem is this: I have contacted Joann's Corporate and have not received a response. First I was told the machines would be donated and or scrapped/ trashed. Other concerned citizens have approached individual store managers and have been told the machines will be destroyed. My issue is many old machines that are made of all metal are so well built they are still working today and are better built than the plastic machines sold today. It is bad for the environment for Joann's to trash sewing machines. We need to reduce the amount of trash and keep things from going in landfills. As a large corporation Joann's should care more for the environment and set a positive example. This is similar to the cash for clunkers program that had negative effects on the environment and removed low cost vehicles from circulation. Can you please help me to expose Joann for their plan to destroy valuable sewing machines. Please help me to keep these out of the landfills and force Joann's to do the right thing. Thank you. Holly
    Is it true that your trucks keeps track of when each bin is picked up for each residence on pickup day? I was told that today when I called because my green bin was not picked up yesterday.
    I am wondering if any elementary schools in the Bay Area or anywhere uses the pump bottles for ketchup in the cafeteria. My school still uses the individual packets which seems very unfriendly to the environment. I am hoping to promote more green practices at school. Thank you.
    "Friends don't let friends use plastic bags..." #gold :) https://www.facebook.com/croppzonline/posts/684978585167203