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Innovation, Leadership, Stewardship

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jan 1, 2002 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Alameda County, California (pop. 1.46 million), diverts almost 60% of its municipal solid waste, making it one of the nation’s record-setting recycling communities. The Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Recycling Board deserves much credit. This glossy booklet — chock full of case studies and photographs — features the Board’s source reduction, reuse, construction material recycling, composting, market development, green building, and outreach initiatives. For more information on this county’s model waste reduction programs, visit

by Kelly Lease

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