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Berkeley, California (Thursday, March 07, 2019) - Community input led us to create several plans for redesigning how our transfer station collects and distributes garbage, recycling, compost and other materials.

Weigh in at a meeting on some preliminary plans for a redesigned transfer station as we strive to reduce what goes to the landfill from Berkeley.

These preliminary plans were created through a series of community meetings and workshops about the station, which transfers garbage, recycling, compost and other materials. Both plans:

  • make it easier to drop off materials that aren’t collected curbside
  • propose an environmental center, allowing greater capacity for school tours or other education
  • catwalks, to help the public view and learn more about the work of reducing waste
  • design the facility to be able to take in other materials

If you come, you’ll get an overview, and you’ll be able to review these conceptual plans. You’ll also be able to give input on how you want to experience this facility, a critical nexus in the City’s efforts to reduce waste.

Each session will have the same content. Choose the date and time that works best for you.

  • March 14th (Thursday)
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    James Kenney Community Center
    1720 8th Street  

  • March 15th (Friday)
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    North Branch Public Library Community Room
    1170 The Alameda  

Light refreshments will be served. This is a Zero Waste event – please bring your own reusable beverage container.

Using the input from these sessions, these plans will be finalized as a draft. That draft will come to the Zero Waste Commission for review in May, and it will come to the full City Council in June.

When this outreach phase is complete in July, the environmental review process is expected to take up to three years. Final engineering and construction would take an additional three years.

For more information, or to submit written input, please contact Greg Apa, Solid Waste & Recycling Manager, (510) 981-6359 or gapa@cityofberkeley.info.

Help lead us – and all of Berkeley – toward a future with Zero Waste.


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