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Judy Erlandson 
Public Works Manager
3500 Robertson Park Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-8015
(925) 960-4104 TDD
Email Public Works Manager

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays

Recycle Right and Enter to Win FREE PIZZA

See how easy it is to Recycle Right and put your pizza box in the green cart - enter to win free pizza, and more! Go to: for more information.

Free Workshop: Zero Waste & Be a Sustainable Citizen 

Almost everyone knows about recycling and mostly everyone does it. That’s a good thing. Many of us know we can do more, want to do more, but are not sure how. Here is your opportunity to learn how to do more, be more sustainable, and take action to be part of the solution, right now, and right here in your community.

The City of Livermore is hosting a free workshop entitled “Zero Waste & Be a Sustainable Citizen.” The workshop takes you to the next level – beyond basic recycling – and arms you with information and simple, meaningful actions you can practice immediately so you become a “sustainable citizen.”

This fun, engaging class explains how we are all part of the solution to reducing energy and resource consumption. The workshop uses the “Sustainable in 10” principle – ten actions that cost no money, create savings and reduce your environmental footprint. The average “sustainable citizen” household can save over $550 per year, while simultaneously eliminating tons, literally, of carbon dioxide per year (CO2) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The instructor, Todd Sutton, an expert with over 20 years in the environmental field, has appeared on national television including Discovery and the History channels, has educated thousands on being sustainable. See a preview of the workshop here.

Please join us for this informative, entertaining, and informative class:
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am – noon
Livermore Civic Center Library Community Room A & B
1188 South Livermore Avenue

Space is limited so register today by email at or call 925-787-8913.

Agenda Packet for the Meeting of the Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee

  1. Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  2. Steering Committee Update Memo - Status Update on Utility Coordination Study
  3. Management Partners Report - Tri-Valley Utilities Result of Coordination Study, Phase 1
  4. Utility Coordination Ad Hoc Committee Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
  5. Supplemental Materials

Register for the 2014 Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour logo.Registration for the Sunday, May 4, 2014 Bringing Back the Natives Gardent Tour is now open! The tour is a free, self-guided tour of more than 40 Alameda and Contra Costa County gardens featuring a variety of bird and butterfly friendly, pesticide-free, water conserving, low maintenance gardens that contain 60% or more native plants with garden talks scheduled throughout the day. For more information and registration go to

Live More, Save More - Sustainable Livermore

Adopt a Creek Event!A sustainable community is a healthy, livable, resilient community where people and businesses thrive. The City of Livermore is committed to building a sustainable community that fulfills the social and economic needs of present and future residents while protecting the City's environment and natural resources. Please explore the City’s new website to find out what steps the City is taking to build a sustainable community, and what residents and businesses can do to help. Live More. Save More - Sustainable Livermore.

Bring Your Own Bag!

Bag It FlyerBeginning January 1, 2013, stores in Alameda County which sell packaged foods – including most grocery stores, minimarts, convenience stores, liquor stores, and pharmacies – will no longer provide customers with single-use plastic bags upon checkout. Bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags will be available for a minimum price of 10 cents per bag. Consumers may bring from home any type of bags they wish and are strongly encouraged to do so. Small plastics bags used to protect and transport produce, bulk food, or meat from within a store to the checkout or cash register will still be available free of charge.

Click here for the full Press Release. For more information, call StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority at 510-891-6500 or go to

The City of Livermore has taken Styrofoam off the menu!

As of July 1, 2011, the City of Livermore's Ordinance banning Styrofoam® 'to-go' containers for foodservice businesses officially takes effect. By switching to recyclable and compostable take-out alternatives, Livermore's businesses will be reducing both litter and water pollution. The City applauds foodservice businesses that have already discontinued the use of Styrofoam. Wondering how you too can make the switch? Take a look at the information below, email us, or call 925-960-8015.

Solid Waste & Recycling Related Information

Recycling Videos and Public Service Announcements

To learn more about the City of Livermore's Food Scrap Recycling program click on the image to left or visit our Greening Livermore site on YouTube.