Zero Waste in Alameda

Getting to Zero Waste is About More than Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle (But those are big parts of it!)

Since 2010, the City of Alameda and CASA (Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda) have been working toward achieving Zero Waste through the Zero Waste Implementation Plan (ZWIP). This plan has five key initiatives to get us to our goal of Zero Waste in Alameda:

  1. Support zero waste culture in Alameda
  2. Conduct targeted technical assistance with commercial and multi-family sectors
  3. Create a food recovery program and enhance organics management
  4. Update Alameda’s construction and demolition debris (C&D) recycling ordinance and conduct outreach
  5. Expand high diversion franchise agreement with waste hauler
These initiatives follow the Zero Waste Hierarchy to:
Rethink Reduce Reuse Recycle Recover Refine Refuse
Get the full Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Use here


Alameda offers many options for Upcycling or finding secondhand clothing, furniture, household and other Items. 

You’ll not only help reduce waste from discarded items, you’ll have a lot of fun and may just discover something to treasure forever!

The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center
1918 Park St • (510) 769-7401

2319 Lincoln Ave • (510) 337-2742

Rocket Reuse
(Books, Games, Music, Vintage Clothing)
1355 Park St • (510) 337-0750

Airloom Deluxe
(Shoes, Clothing)
2322 Santa Clara Ave • (510) 227-5667

Lauren’s Closet
(Used Clothing)
1420 Park St • (510) 865-2219

Record Gallery
(Used Records)
1451 Webster St • (510) 523-2330

J Couture
(Designer Clothing, Vintage Furniture & Art)
1513 Webster St • (510) 995-8675

Feathered Outlaw
(Used Clothing, Locally Made Goods)
1506 Webster St • (510) 239-4593

The Katz Meow Quality Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
1519 Park St • (510) 995-8727

Fort Knox of Alameda
(Pawn, Vintage, Resale)
1546 Park St • (510) 523-8000