Zero Waste Technical Assistance


The City of Alameda (“City”) is requesting proposals from qualified contractors/firms to work with Alameda’s business, multifamily and industrial sectors to reduce solid waste going to landfill by providing free waste reduction (including waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting) education and technical assistance with regular frequency and follow-up.

The main objective of the project will be to offer technical assistance to commercial, multi-family, and industrial account holders in compliance primarily with Alameda’s Zero Waste Implementation Plan (Plan) diversion requirements, Alameda Municipal Code: AMC 21-2.1 and California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy (Senate Bill 1383).

The City currently collaborates with Alameda County Industries (ACI), and Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) and the City’s current technical assistance Contractor to identify specific businesses in need of technical assistance and has focused efforts on those without recycling or organics services. The City has been performing this type of assistance since the adoption of the 2018 Zero Waste Implementation Plan Update. ACI has one full time staff dedicated to conducting outreach and education in the community, which is augmented by the current technical assistance contractor to work with commercial and multi-family customers to achieve compliance with both State and local mandates provided at no cost to customers in the City. These efforts can be further enhanced by greater targeted commercial and multi-family technical assistance, specifically addressing contamination issues at a business or property and compliance with SB 1383 - specifically working with Food Generators and Food Recovery Organizations (FRO’s) on proper reporting for the state.

The Proposal, clearly marked with the project name “2023 Zero Waste Technical Assistance for City of Alameda Proposal” should be submitted by email no later than:

5:00 pm on June 5, 2023

Attention to Marc Green at the email address below.  All Proposals will be considered submitted at the time date and time noted in the email transmittal.  Proposals will not be accepted after the time noted above.  Proposals should be addressed to:

Public Works Department
Marc Green

Faxed, mailed or hand carried Proposals will not be accepted. 

Any questions pertaining to this Request for Proposal shall be sent by May 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm to Marc Green, and Liz Acord,

Answers to questions, if any, will be posted online May 30, 2023 at:

Download RFP here(PDF, 263KB)

Download Addendum No. 1 here(PDF, 166KB)