CASA’s Zero Waste Committee supports initiatives to help Alamedans reduce, reuse and recycle.

Miss Alameda Says “Compost!”

A program with Jessica Robinson (“Miss Alameda”), helps our local restaurants and multi-family complexes to implement best practices for recycling and compost. Through her efforts we are able to go door-to-door distributing compost pails, recycling buddies, and provide technical assistance and support.

ReThink Disposable

Clean Water Action’s regional team has been awarded a $400K grant to “de-package” Alameda thru 2019. CASA is helping their team recruit 100 restaurants to the program that will help these establishments transition from disposable to reusable items. This will help our local restaurants, bars and eateries save money while reducing their impacts of litter (plastics, straws, containers, etc.) on our local Alameda beaches and walkways, and at sea.

Trash Talkers

CASA’s trash talkers help residents and visitors to Alameda recycle and compost correctly (putting items in the right bins!) at special events across the city – chili cook-off, pancake breakfast, concerts at the cove, blues and brews and more. Trash talking is a lot of fun. Join us – as we can always use more volunteers!


CASA was instrumental in the development of the City’s first Zero Waste Implementation Plan in 2010. We are now providing input to the plan update. Check out the current findings and help us provide input on new Zero Waste policies and programs that will help Alameda become a more sustainable and resilient city.