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The City of Alameda has focused on the topics of waste reduction and recycling for decades. Its implementation of an integrated waste collection program is just one example of an action taken to help the community live a less wasteful way of life. ACI's 3-cart system is an important tool for keeping valuable materials out of the landfill, but a significant stream of garbage stream still exists.

To achieve further reductions, the idea of "Zero Waste" is now being explored. Adopting zero waste practices has a two-fold effect: reducing garbage and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Alameda has pledged to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

The City has embarked on a planning process to identify the policies and programs that will be needed to reach zero waste or darn close. The many possibilities could include expanding commercial organics service, extending producer responsibility, mandatory recycling, and rate structure incentives.

The next mandatory recycling ordinance community meeting for business and multi-family property owners is as follows:

For more information, please call the Public Works Department at (510) 747-7930.

Last updated: June 16, 2011
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(510) 747-7930

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