Help reduce waste to our landfills! StopWaste.Org offers a wide range of waste prevention and recycling services to the residents of Alameda County to reduce waste and save money.
- Recycling Guide. Our annual Recycling Guide is chockfull of ways to recycle almost any type of household material, from audio tapes to zippers. Also included is a comprehensive A-Z resource of what is recyclable and locations to recycle. You can also access this information by going to the interactive How and Where to Recycle section of this website.
- Household Hazardous Waste. Residents can take advantage of our area-wide facilities that let them bring in most types of household chemicals for free - including paints, adhesives and garden chemicals.
- Food Scrap Recycling. Food scraps and food-soiled paper, such as used paper napkins, plates and pizza boxes comprise the largest portion of our waste stream. Many cities in Alameda County have implemented food scrap recycling programs.
- Multifamily Recycling. Recycling isn't just for single-family homeowners. If you live in or manage an apartment complex or multi-family housing, find out what can be done to improve your recycling program.
- Bay-Friendly Gardening. Alameda County gardeners are encouraged to use native plants, rely less on harmful chemicals and use less water when gardening. Bay-Friendly Gardening also embraces backyard composting, offering residents compost bins at a discount.
- Green Building. No more a niche building technique, many residents are either building themselves or hiring contractors who embrace green building. Green building includes materials like low-VOC paints