StopWaste.Org

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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.

Operating as usual

06/26/2021
Food Lifts Our Spirits (Tomatoes)

Share the wonder of a tasty tomato. And know how to make it last. Food storage tips, recipes and more at StopFoodWaste.org.

06/25/2021

Oakland residents! Do you have unwanted large items you need to get rid of? Dispose of them for FREE at the Bulky Block Party this Saturday morning. Get details and times below. πŸ‘‡ Oakland Recycles

Handle stone fruit carefully because these summer gems bruise easily. Learn how to store when ripening and when ripe. ht...
06/25/2021

Handle stone fruit carefully because these summer gems bruise easily. Learn how to store when ripening and when ripe. https://bit.ly/3wDBPuY

Handle stone fruit carefully because these summer gems bruise easily. Learn how to store when ripening and when ripe. https://bit.ly/3wDBPuY

Have you seen community fridges recently popping up in your neighborhood? They are a great resource to seek out if you b...
06/24/2021

Have you seen community fridges recently popping up in your neighborhood? They are a great resource to seek out if you buy too much produce, writes our food waste reduction chef partner Food Shift. And they can also have huge impacts on community food security. https://bit.ly/3iZQ9uh #thriftythursdays

Have you seen community fridges recently popping up in your neighborhood? They are a great resource to seek out if you buy too much produce, writes our food waste reduction chef partner Food Shift. And they can also have huge impacts on community food security. https://bit.ly/3iZQ9uh #thriftythursdays

From sauerkraut to kimchi, fermentation is the gift that keeps giving, and a great way to preserve food & save money! Jo...
06/23/2021

From sauerkraut to kimchi, fermentation is the gift that keeps giving, and a great way to preserve food & save money! Join Chef Alison with Ends & Stems for this hands-on-cooking class hosted by our friends Ecology Center on all things fermentation. This Saturday June 26. Registration details here: https://bit.ly/2SXKDxu

From sauerkraut to kimchi, fermentation is the gift that keeps giving, and a great way to preserve food & save money! Join Chef Alison with Ends & Stems for this hands-on-cooking class hosted by our friends Ecology Center on all things fermentation. This Saturday June 26. Registration details here: https://bit.ly/2SXKDxu

Did you miss the video premiere and panel discussion of "Food as Medicine: Community, Healing & Resilience” produced by ...
06/23/2021
Food as Medicine: Community, Healing & Resilience Virtual Tour from Bay Area Green Tours

Did you miss the video premiere and panel discussion of "Food as Medicine: Community, Healing & Resilience” produced by Bay Area Green Tours and featuring EFAM - Essential Food and Medicine, Berkeley Food Network and Common Vision?

Watch it here! https://bit.ly/34oyjbU

For better quality, watch the complete short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UM3LAEPgzIPanel Introduction: https://youtu.be/WHBpZe4xB9I?t=1056β€œFo...

πŸ‘πŸΎ πŸ‘πŸΎ Congratulations to our new Waste Prevention Grantees! We proud to support these 49 local orgs committed to reuse, ...
06/23/2021

πŸ‘πŸΎ πŸ‘πŸΎ Congratulations to our new Waste Prevention Grantees! We proud to support these 49 local orgs committed to reuse, repair, & food rescue and addressing some of the most pressing environmental and equity issues facing our communities. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3xJ4LCh

πŸ‘πŸΎ πŸ‘πŸΎ Congratulations to our new Waste Prevention Grantees! We proud to support these 49 local orgs committed to reuse, repair, & food rescue and addressing some of the most pressing environmental and equity issues facing our communities. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3xJ4LCh

Have you heard of wrapping individual banana stems with foil to make them last? Get more crazy good food-saving hacks fr...
06/22/2021

Have you heard of wrapping individual banana stems with foil to make them last? Get more crazy good food-saving hacks from our friends Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC) over at www.LoveFoodNotWaste.org.

Heading out on a trip? Our staff member Maricelle shared this great food-saving tip: before you go, check your fridge fo...
06/20/2021

Heading out on a trip? Our staff member Maricelle shared this great food-saving tip: before you go, check your fridge for things like leftover sauces and freeze them in ice cube trays so they don't go bad! πŸ‘πŸΎ

Heading out on a trip? Our staff member Maricelle shared this great food-saving tip: before you go, check your fridge for things like leftover sauces and freeze them in ice cube trays so they don't go bad! πŸ‘πŸΎ

A healthy soil ecosystem isn’t just good for ground-dwelling earthworms and bees; it’s good for farmers and eaters, too....
06/20/2021

A healthy soil ecosystem isn’t just good for ground-dwelling earthworms and bees; it’s good for farmers and eaters, too. https://bit.ly/3iSGVQp.

A healthy soil ecosystem isn’t just good for ground-dwelling earthworms and bees; it’s good for farmers and eaters, too. https://bit.ly/3iSGVQp.

DYK that reducing food waste is one of the top solutions for mitigating climate change? Learn about how Pacific Coast Co...
06/19/2021
Fighting Climate Change Through Food Waste Reduction - Pacific Coast Collaborative

DYK that reducing food waste is one of the top solutions for mitigating climate change? Learn about how Pacific Coast Collaborative is working with grocery stores to help solve the problem! πŸ‘πŸΎ https://bit.ly/2SCpt8d

When food goes uneaten, the resources used to produce it go to waste as well – growing, cooling, processing, transporting, storing, cooking, and ultimately disposing of food all have an enormous greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) footprint, regardless of whether the food is actually eaten. Uneaten foo...

Love these storage tips from Zero-Waste Chef to keep your yummy strawberries fresh!! πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“
06/19/2021

Love these storage tips from Zero-Waste Chef to keep your yummy strawberries fresh!! πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Hitting the farmers' market this weekend? I may look like a crazy jar lady, carefully transferring berries from the vendors' baskets to the clean glass jars in my jar bag but that's fine with me.

When I return home with my berries, I fill the jars with water to clean the fruit, drain them, spread some of the berries out on cookie sheets to freeze, transfer the frozen berries to the then-empty jars and put the jars in the freezer. We eat the remaining fresh berries on day one or two (or I bake something with them).

Go here for more detailed info on plastic-free frozen fruit: https://buff.ly/2CTV7pu

06/17/2021
Stress Less Waste Less Meal Planning

"What's for dinner tonight?" AGAIN!!! Learn 10 super simple steps to figure that out with Ends & Stems Chef Alison's "Stress Less, Waste Less" meal planning tips.

PS - Your future self will thank you!

Woo-hoo! Today is #WorldRefillDay! πŸŽ‰ As things reopen, be sure to remember your reusables like your mug at your favorite...
06/16/2021

Woo-hoo! Today is #WorldRefillDay! πŸŽ‰ As things reopen, be sure to remember your reusables like your mug at your favorite coffee shop! Now it's your turn - let us know how YOU prevent waste through refill or reuse πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Woo-hoo! Today is #WorldRefillDay! πŸŽ‰ As things reopen, be sure to remember your reusables like your mug at your favorite coffee shop! Now it's your turn - let us know how YOU prevent waste through refill or reuse πŸ‘‡πŸΎ

Looking to make your wardrobe more environmentally friendly? Join our friends at the Ecology Center this Thursday for a ...
06/15/2021

Looking to make your wardrobe more environmentally friendly? Join our friends at the Ecology Center this Thursday for a hands-on Closet Cleanup workshop, where you'll learn ways to create a sustainable wardrobe that reflects your style while reducing your waste footprint. Details below. πŸ‘–πŸ‘•πŸŒ

Fast Fashion. Cheap, trendy, disposable.

Fast Fashion clothing is made of materials that are meant to be thrown away by the next season – adding to landfills where it can take up to take up to 200 years to decompose. In addition, each day garment workers around the world endure poor working conditions and earn unfair wages to assemble garments.

Become a part of the solution with Friday Apaliski, Sustainability Concierge, as she hosts the Closet Clean Up. In this hands-on workshop you will learn ways to create a sustainable wardrobe that truly reflects your personal style while reducing your carbon, waste and social inequality footprint by being more conscious about the clothing you buy.

Closet Clean Up Workshop
June 17, 2021
6-7PM

For more information and to register:
https://ecologycenter.org/events/the-closet-clean-up/

Become an Ecology Center Member at registration and receive a class discount!

Want to celebrate your local restaurant or business for allowing reusables, or encourage those that aren't to make the s...
06/14/2021

Want to celebrate your local restaurant or business for allowing reusables, or encourage those that aren't to make the switch? Join
UPSTREAM for a #reusableblitz celebration! Get started individually or with a local team: https://upstreamsolutions.org/reusable-blitz #WorldRefillDay

JOIN THE REUSABLE BLITZ! πŸ’₯ To celebrate #WorldRefillDay this week, volunteers across the country are visiting their favorite restaurants, cafes, breweries, and bulk/refill stores and asking them to accept their reusables cups, bag and containers πŸ½β˜• And you can join the celebration, no matter where you are in the world!

This is an opportunity to CELEBRATE businesses that love reusables and to offer information to businesses that aren't quite ready to choose reuse yet. The best way to support businesses doing their part to reduce disposable foodware is to give them MORE business, so help us recognize them!

Get started as an individual or part of a local team at https://upstreamsolutions.org/reusable-blitz – and don't forget to use the #ReusableBlitz hashtag so we can share your reuse businesses with our social media communities! ✨

Urban farmers and community gardeners! Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Shone Farm about on-farm composting and ...
06/14/2021
Compost on the Farm

Urban farmers and community gardeners! Don't miss the opportunity to learn from Shone Farm about on-farm composting and using compost in your planting system. Tune into this free webinar on Thursday, June 17 from 10 am to 12 pm.

SRJC Shone Farm - Santa Rosa Junior College Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Interested in soil health? Join us for a virtual field day on compost as a tool for improving soils.

06/13/2021
Recicle su aceite de motor

Escucha a tu abuela! Recicle su aceite de motor y el filtro tambien. Para mas informacion visite RecycleUsedOil.org

Good news for those of you DIYers with leftover treated wood from projects! The Berkeley and Pleasanton Transfer Station...
06/12/2021

Good news for those of you DIYers with leftover treated wood from projects! The Berkeley and Pleasanton Transfer Stations are now accepting treated wood waste for safe disposal again. Search our RE:Source tool for details: https://bit.ly/3pDMWls

Good news for those of you DIYers with leftover treated wood from projects! The Berkeley and Pleasanton Transfer Stations are now accepting treated wood waste for safe disposal again. Search our RE:Source tool for details: https://bit.ly/3pDMWls

Whipping up a tasty veggie frittata from your leftovers is one of the easiest ways to clear the fridge ahead of the week...
06/11/2021
The Veggie Frittata for a lot-a Leftovers - The Whole Carrot

Whipping up a tasty veggie frittata from your leftovers is one of the easiest ways to clear the fridge ahead of the weekend and have a quick and satisfying meal in no time! Recipe from Imperfect Foods https://bit.ly/3idK5y2

With this Everything but the Kitchen Sink Veggie Frittata recipe in your back pocket, you'll never look at leftovers the same again.

06/10/2021

What could you do with $1500 more a year? Saving food helps your wallet + the planet. Enjoy your food to the fullest with tips to store it and use it up. Get tips from our friends Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC) at www.LoveFoodNotWaste.org. #ShopYourFridgeFirst

🌊 πŸ¦‘ 🦈 Today is World Oceans Day! πŸ’™ Let's do our part to keep our oceans healthy and clean. Here's some inspiration! 🍽️ R...
06/08/2021

🌊 πŸ¦‘ 🦈 Today is World Oceans Day! πŸ’™ Let's do our part to keep our oceans healthy and clean. Here's some inspiration!
🍽️ Reduce single-use disposables and plastics that could litter waterways by bringing your reusable bags, mugs and utensils.
πŸ€” Reconsider packaging when shopping and getting take-out, opt for reusables or buying in bulk when possible. ⭐ Bonus: this also sends a signal to producers that buyers want more sustainable options!
πŸ’‘ Decrease the effects of climate change on the ocean by reducing carbon emissions at home - turn off lights not in use & switch to energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances.
πŸ› Choose toxic-free household cleaners to avoid harmful chemicals making their way into waterways.
πŸ“£ Join a group advocating for the health and safety of our oceans!

🌊 πŸ¦‘ 🦈 Today is World Oceans Day! πŸ’™ Let's do our part to keep our oceans healthy and clean. Here's some inspiration!
🍽️ Reduce single-use disposables and plastics that could litter waterways by bringing your reusable bags, mugs and utensils.
πŸ€” Reconsider packaging when shopping and getting take-out, opt for reusables or buying in bulk when possible. ⭐ Bonus: this also sends a signal to producers that buyers want more sustainable options!
πŸ’‘ Decrease the effects of climate change on the ocean by reducing carbon emissions at home - turn off lights not in use & switch to energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances.
πŸ› Choose toxic-free household cleaners to avoid harmful chemicals making their way into waterways.
πŸ“£ Join a group advocating for the health and safety of our oceans!

Have you spent time planning and planting your edible garden and ended up disappointed with the results? The problem cou...
06/08/2021

Have you spent time planning and planting your edible garden and ended up disappointed with the results? The problem could be your soil! Join the Ecology Center this Saturday, June 12 for a webinar with Lori "Compost Gal" Caldwell who will take you through the simple steps needed to create a healthy soil system. Details here: https://bit.ly/3g04hlc

CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education

Have you spent time planning and planting your edible garden and ended up disappointed with the results? The problem could be your soil! Join the Ecology Center this Saturday, June 12 for a webinar with Lori "Compost Gal" Caldwell who will take you through the simple steps needed to create a healthy soil system. Details here: https://bit.ly/3g04hlc

CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education

06/07/2021
Bruised Berry Jam

Berries that are bruised, overripe or in the fridge too long can still be a treat. Food Waste Prevention Partner Chef Alison of Ends & Stems shares the best ways to use them for maximum yum!

Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay! There are many things we can do to help restore our environment, but we're going to highligh...
06/05/2021

Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay! There are many things we can do to help restore our environment, but we're going to highlight one of our favorites today - making and using compost, which actually fights climate change by pulling harmful CO2 out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil. Now that's power! Learn about it here: https://bit.ly/3oLx1AY

Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay! There are many things we can do to help restore our environment, but we're going to highlight one of our favorites today - making and using compost, which actually fights climate change by pulling harmful CO2 out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil. Now that's power! Learn about it here: https://bit.ly/3oLx1AY

There has to be an alternative to single-use disposable takeout, right? πŸ€” Well, there is! Come hear from 3 speakers from...
06/05/2021

There has to be an alternative to single-use disposable takeout, right? πŸ€” Well, there is! Come hear from 3 speakers from Dispatch Goods, Sparkl Reusables, & Dishcraft Robotics on their reusable cost-saving solutions at our free webinar happening THIS MONDAY June 7. Bring your questions! Register at www.StopWaste.org/Reusables-to-go. #reopenwithreuse

There has to be an alternative to single-use disposable takeout, right? πŸ€” Well, there is! Come hear from 3 speakers from Dispatch Goods, Sparkl Reusables, & Dishcraft Robotics on their reusable cost-saving solutions at our free webinar happening THIS MONDAY June 7. Bring your questions! Register at www.StopWaste.org/Reusables-to-go. #reopenwithreuse

06/04/2021

Containers like these with multiple materials combined together make recycling them very difficult. Thanks to our friends RethinkWaste for the reminder to consider packaging when possible to reduce waste!

Freeze your cheese! This is one of our favorite tricks to keep cheese - especially shredded - from going funky. #nationa...
06/04/2021

Freeze your cheese! This is one of our favorite tricks to keep cheese - especially shredded - from going funky. #nationalcheeseday

Freeze your cheese! This is one of our favorite tricks to keep cheese - especially shredded - from going funky. #nationalcheeseday

It's #NationalEggDay! Try the egg float test to determine if eggs are fresh. Place the egg in a glass of water. If it fl...
06/04/2021
Egg Test

It's #NationalEggDay! Try the egg float test to determine if eggs are fresh. Place the egg in a glass of water. If it floats, it's compost. If it sinks, the egg is fine to eat!
https://bit.ly/3fIgzyy

Not sure if your eggs are still fresh? If the date has passed, they may still be good to eat.To find out if your eggs are still good, do the float test. Place the egg in a glass or bowl of water. If it floats, it's time to send that egg to the compost. If it sinks, the egg is still perfectly fine to...

06/03/2021
Carrot Top Pesto With Chef Jen From FoodShift

Why not extend a nose-to-tail ethic to plant-based eating too? Stop Food Waste partner Chef Jen of Food Shift shares her carrot top pesto recipe!πŸ₯•πŸŒΏ πŸ˜‹ #thriftythursday

🏠Virtual East Bay Green Home Tours starting this Sunday! Don't miss the chance to learn from fellow East Bay residents a...
06/03/2021

🏠Virtual East Bay Green Home Tours starting this Sunday! Don't miss the chance to learn from fellow East Bay residents about how they are adapting their homes to combat climate change, improve air quality, and move toward a safer, greener future. Q&As with the homeowner or tenant to follow. Registration info πŸ‘‡.

The East Bay Green Home Tour starts this Sunday. Take a virtual peek into homes that are saying BYE to fossil fuels and moving into a clean energy future. Lots of other green features will be highlighted as well. Thanks to our sponsors and vital allies in the movement to green our homes, StopWaste.Org, Electrify My Home, Bridge Association of REALTORS, Ecology Center, and the City of Berkeley. Register for this FREE event today!

06/01/2021

Labels like β€œBest by” and β€œSell by” are often no more than codes for the grocer, not an indication of taste or nutritional value. Check out www.LoveFoodNotWaste.org for info to understand food dating form our friends Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC).

"Using what you find in your pantry is step one, drawing on your repertoire of adaptable recipes in step two, and gettin...
06/01/2021
Why You Should Strive to Be a 'Continuous Cook'

"Using what you find in your pantry is step one, drawing on your repertoire of adaptable recipes in step two, and getting creative with leftover ingredients and meals in step three, you plan your next two or three meals. Like all things zero waste, a bit of planning stops waste before it happens." Writes local Chef Anne Marie Bonneau in her new cookbook, "The Zero Waste Chef." https://bit.ly/3vuzT7R Zero-Waste Chef

Good, efficient home cooks should always be preparing foundational ingredients that can be incorporated into multiple meals.

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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