Zero Waste Alameda
Alameda is very good at diverting waste from the landfill - but we can be better.
Public Works updated the Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP), and this effort is now known as the ZWIP Update ZWIP Update(PDF, 3MB) . This updated plan was approved by City Council in July, 2018.
Brief summary: The ZWIP Udate(PDF, 3MB) assesses Alameda's current disposal data to discover just how close Alameda is to "Zero", and offers 5 ambitious strategies to get us to our goal.
- Support zero waste culture in Alameda
- Conduct targeted technical assistance with commercial and multi-family sectors
- Create a food recovery program and enhance organics management
- Update Alameda's construction and demolition debris (C&D) recycling ordinance and conduct outreach
- Expand high diversion franchise agreement with waste hauler
If you're interested in any of the details, a copy of the final draft can be found here(PDF, 3MB) .
The Public Works Department originally developed the Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP)(PDF, 3MB) in 2010.