Mar 9 - Oakland Adopts Zero Waste Goal

Building off an Alameda County measure that set an aggressive goal for the County to reduce land filling by 75% by 2010, Oakland passed a resolution this week to have a city-wide Zero Waste goal by 2020. The resolution states that the Public Works Agency, in conjunction with the Mayor's Office, will develop a Zero Waste Strategic Plan to achieve the City's Zero Waste Goal.

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San Francisco was the first major city to adopt a zero waste resolution in 2002. Oakland is a major port city in the San Francisco Bay–Area with a population over 400,000 residents.