Alameda's Green Initiatives

BREAKING NEWS: At a public hearing on September 19, 2017, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring commercial food vendors to only provide straws upon a customer’s request, and clarifying that all to-go food ware must be either reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Read more here.

 

PLAN UPDATES IN PROGRESS: Both the City of Alameda's Climate Action Plan (2008) and Zero Waste Implementation Plan (2010) are in the midst of a fresh update via community input and staff evaluation. 

 

 - In February of 2008, Alameda City Council adopted a Resolution which set a citywide greenhouse gas reduction goal: 25% below 2005 baseline levels. The City Council also adopted the Local Action Plan for Climate Protection, (a.k.a. Climate Action Plan) which offers a framework for achieving this goal.

 

 - The City partnered with Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) and presented the Zero Waste Implementation Plan, which was adopted by City Council in October of 2010.

 

GREEN LIVING TIPS: When creating and fostering a cleaner and greener home or multifamily property, check out Good Housekeeping's Ways to Live Greener and property managers can find some useful ideas in the Green & Eco-Friendly Property Guide. It just takes small changes to tweak your daily routines, reuse common items, greening your car and wasting less - creating a better environment for all of us.

 

 

RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING REQUIRED: The City of Alameda is a fully opted-in jurisdiction of the County's Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. Businesses, and multifamily properties of 5 units or more, must have adequate recycling and composting service. 

 

Questions about Mandatory Recycling and Composting?  Learn about Alameda County Waste Management Authority's recent ordinances by going to http://recyclingrulesac.org.

 

If you would like help making sure your property or business is in compliance with the County ordinance, please contact Alameda County Insdustries (ACI) by calling 510-483-1400, or email for a free assessment of your collection needs.