Mandatory Recycling and Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinances

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Alameda County Waste Management Authority, StopWaste (ACWMA)
Document Title
Mandatory Recycling and Single-Use Bag Reduction Ordinances
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
StopWaste.Org is proposing two specific initiatives to increase recycling countywide, to decrease disposal of resources in landfills, to decrease use of valuable resources in the manufacture and disposal of single-use bags, and to significantly reduce the quantity of single-use bags in the urban environment, in the creeks and water bodies of Alameda County, and in San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Mandatory Recycling: To achieve this goal, an ordinance is proposed that would make recycling (including food scraps and other organics) mandatory in Alameda County. Single-Use Bag Reduction: The EIR will also evaluate an ordinance that would prohibit the distribution of single-use carryout paper and plastic bags at the point of sale for all commercial retail business in Alameda County.

Contact Information

Debra Kaufman
Agency Name
Alameda County Waste Management Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Ordinances)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Other

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