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1537Webster1537WebsterStopWaste.Org is dedicated to achieving the most environmentally sound solid waste management and resource conservation program for the people of Alameda County. Within this context, the Agency is committed to achieving a 75% and beyond diversion goal and promoting sustainable consumption and disposal patterns. 

In achieving this goal, the Agency will:

  • Provide strategic planning, research, education and technical assistance to the public, businesses and local governments.
  • Initiate innovative programs and facilities to maximize waste prevention, recycling and economic development opportunities.
  • Serve as a pro-active public policy advocate for long term solutions to our challenges.
  • Partner with organizations with compatible goals.

StopWaste.Org provides a wide range of support to schools in Alameda County including training, technical assistance, field trips and assemblies for students, curriculum and program development and more.

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority

The Alameda County Waste Management Authority (Authority) is a public agency formed in 1976 by a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement among the County of Alameda, each of the fourteen cities within the county, and two sanitary districts that provide refuse and recycling collection services. The Authority has a seventeen-member board composed of elected officials appointed by each member agency.

The Authority is responsible for preparation of the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan and Alameda County Hazardous Waste Management Plan. It manages a long-range program for development of solid waste facilities and offers a wide variety of other programs in the areas of source reduction and recycling, market development, technical assistance and public education. Funding is provided by per ton disposal and waste import mitigation fees.


The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board

The Recycling Board is responsible for programs that promote source reduction, residential and commercial recycling, recycled product procurement and market development. Program funding is provided from a per ton disposal surcharge at the Altamont and Vasco Road landfills.

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board (Recycling Board) was created in 1990 by the voters of Alameda County through a ballot initiative, "Measure D". The eleven-member board includes six citizen experts appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and five elected officials from the Alameda County Waste Management Authority. is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency.