Zero Waste Alameda


Alameda is very good at diverting waste from the landfill.  The current diversion rate is 81%.

Public Works updated the Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP), and this effort is now known as the ZWIP Update ZWIP Update(PDF, 3MB) with the Zero Waste diversion goal set at 89%.

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.