Complete survey by July 31 and attend meetings on June 29 or July 12 to help develop policies, programs, and infrastructure needed in a strategic plan to achieve zero waste.
Berkeleyans can use a survey, virtual meetings, and in-person forums to give input, ask questions, and learn more about how the City can expand recycling and composting programs – and reduce landfill waste.
The survey will ask about topics such as:
- Your experiences, difficulties, and suggestions with recycling or composting
- Recommendations for outreach and education about reuse, recycling, or composting
- Preferred language for communication
At the two public meetings, you'll hear an outline of the planning process and engage in discussions about the City’s waste management practices, challenges, and opportunities. You’ll help build a strategic plan for zero waste.
Complete the survey by July 31 at 5pm, come to the meetings, or participate however you can.
Public meetings: in-person on June 29, virtual on July 12
The Berkeley Zero Waste Strategic Plan will evaluate Berkeley’s recycling and composting programs and offer suggestions for improvement. Our first meeting is in person.
In-person Community Meeting
Thursday, June 29, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St
Light refreshments will be served
The in-person meeting is held in a wheelchair-accessible location. If you require disability-related accommodations, including auxiliary aids or services, please get in touch with the Disability Services Specialist at (510) 981-6418 (v) or (510) 981-6347 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting.
Interpreter services are also available upon request. To arrange for an interpreter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those unable to attend in person, the online meeting will cover the same content.
Online Community Meeting
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join on Zoom
ID: 833 9808 8684
Future meetings are planned for September and January 2024 to inform the public of different milestones in the planning process. When you fill out the survey, you can choose to provide your contact information to receive notifications for future meetings.
Building a greener and cleaner community
Berkeley’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan aims to divert 90% of waste away from landfills. This initiative uses recycling, composting, and other strategies to divert waste such as food scraps, glass, metals, and paper away from landfill.
The plan aims to protect the environment, preserve resources, and create a sustainable future while saving money and generating employment opportunities.
“We look forward to hearing from the entire Berkeley community to ensure that the Zero Waste Strategic Plan represents the goals and aspirations of all residents and business representatives in Berkeley.” – Liam Garland, Public Works Director
Help create the Berkeley Zero Waste Strategic Plan by completing the online survey and attending the upcoming community meetings on June 29 or July 12.
Strategic Plan Goal