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Berkeley, California (Thursday, April 25, 2019) - Come out to the last of our public sessions on reconfiguring our transfer station, a critical piece in our efforts to reduce what Berkeley sends to the landfill.

At this May 22 session, you'll see the most developed layouts to date for the future transfer station, which accepts and then transfers recyclables, compost and garbage.

The input from this meeting will further refine the designs that will be presented to the Zero Waste Commission in June and, ultimately, to the City Council in November.

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.

May 22nd (Wednesday) 
Berkeley Public Library - West Branch 
Community Meeting Room  
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
1125 University Avenue     

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

When this outreach phase is complete in November, 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 Goal.


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