The Environmental Services Division is responsible for administering the Solid Waste and Recycling Contract and Special Projects. The Division also provides support to the Public Works Department and other City of Livermore Departments. ESD staff are dedicated to sustainability via the prudent administration of solid waste and recycling programs and a concentration on special projects to enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, and public education. We are committed to providing responsive, timely, and cost-effective professional services to all customers.
The 2021 compost giveaway has been postponed due to the current Shelter in Place guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department. The event may be rescheduled later this year if the Alameda County Public Health Department rescinds or reduces the requirements for vehicle-based gatherings.
The City of Livermore is hosting a virtual screening of The Story of Plastic to spread awareness of the environmental threat of plastic pollution. Registration is required. Registered individuals will receive a link to view the film online. A link will be sent on April 20 to anyone who registered and then you have up to seven days to view the film until the link expires on April 27.
Register here for free by April 19, 5:00 PM:
For RestaurantsEating establishments (and their delivery services/providers) in Alameda County may not distribute single-use plastic bags. Recycled content paper bags may be distributed for free. If your eating establishment only distributes compliant paper bags, no additional action is necessary. Compliant reusable bags (including thick, reusable plastic bags) may be distributed if at least ten cents is charged and itemized on the receipt. The eating establishment keeps the ten cent charge, which is not subject to sales tax. The law only applies to carryout bags, not to paper or plastic bags without handles that are used to protect food (such as around containers of soup or stew to prevent spilling).
No retailers in Alameda County may provide customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout. Bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags will be available for a minimum price of 10 cents per bag. Consumers may use 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.
For more information, call StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority at 510-891-6500 or go to www.ReusableBagsAC.org.
Styrofoam® 'to-go' containers are not allowed to be provided by foodservice businesses in the City of Livermore. By switching to recyclable and compostable take-out alternatives, Livermore's businesses are reducing litter and water pollution. If you have questions, please review the information below, email us, or call 925-960-8015.
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