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Zero Waste Commission

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Mission:
The Commission is responsible for making recommendations on City solid waste policy and goals, including commercial and residential garbage and recycling services, budgets, and other decisions relating to solid waste in the City of Berkeley. In February 2006 the City Council changed the name of the Commission from Solid Waste Management Commission to the Zero Waste Commission and updated its duties to reflect Zero Waste goals.
 
Regular Meetings of the Zero Waste Commission:

4th Monday of every month (exception: no meetings are held in August or December)

7pm-9pm

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue 
Berkeley, CA 94709
Please check the community calendar to verify.

Contact:
Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note: e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission or committee, will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in person to the secretary of the relevant board, commission or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the secretary to the relevant board, commission or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.

Secretary:
Heidi Obermeit
Public Works
(510) 981-6357
E-mail: hobermeit@CityofBerkeley.info
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Mailing Address:
Zero Waste Commission
Heidi Obermeit, Secretary
City of Berkeley Zero Waste Division
1201 Second Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

 
Enabling Legislation:
BMC Chapter 3.40 (1972)

For More Information:
Commission Vacancies

 

Zero Waste Documents:

Rate Subcommittee Presentation Aug 22, 2011

Ecology Center Recycling Report June 27, 2011

Community Conservation Centers Recycling Report June 27, 2011

Refuse Fund Budget Presentation Oct 24, 2011

 HF&H Rate Study Presentation Sept 23, 2013

HF&H Rate Study Presentation Nov. 12, 2013

City of Berkeley Commercial Franchise Study Feb. 10, 2015

Attendee Summary of April 9, 2017 City of Berkeley Zero Waste Facilities Tour

 

2015 Zero Waste Commission Strategic Plan Documents:

ZWC Commission Report Strategic Plan July 14, 2015

ZWC Role in Strategic Plan Process Discussion Notes October 14, 2014

DRAFT Zero Waste Goals and Process August 24, 2015

ZW Goal Definition Process August 24, 2015

Task List Assignment

DRAFT Sample Agenda September 4, 2015

Ruth Abbe ZW Goals December, 2015

 

Rethink Disposable Program Documents:

Case Studies: Businesses Reducing Single-Use Disposables:

      El Metate Case Study

      The Sacred Wheel Case Study

      Rene Rose Island Cuisine Case Study

Disposable Cups Infographic

Reducing Litter and Achieving Zero Waste by Charging for Take-Out Cups Survey

 Straws Infographic

  

Meeting Agendas & Minutes:
Agendas & Minutes are presented in PDF format. To view PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Zero Waste Commission Regular Meetings: 

Agendas:        

Minutes:

   
January 23, 2017 January 23, 2017
February 27, 2017 February 27, 2017
March 27, 2017 March 27, 2017
April 24, 2017 April 24, 2017
May 22, 2017 May 22, 2017
June 26, 2017 June 26, 2017
July 24, 2017 July 24, 2017
September 25, 2017  
October 23, 2017  

 

Subcommittee Meetings:  

 
Edible Food Recovery & Diversion Subcommittee: 
Agenda: Minutes/Notes:
April 9, 2017  April 9, 2017
  

Zero Waste Strategic Plan Subcommittee: 

Agenda: Minutes/Notes:
June 13, 2017  June 13, 2017
 
Foodware Subcommittee:
Agenda: Minutes/Notes:
July 10, 2017  July 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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