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Welcome to Zero Waste Palo Alto

Zero Waste Palo Alto’s mission is to help the community reach its Zero Waste goal of virtually eliminating waste being burned or buried. Zero Waste goes beyond recycling – it’s a systems approach that first seeks to eliminate waste wherever possible, and then manages discards through reuse and recycling.

Zero Waste

  • Recognizes that "waste" is not inevitable
  • Recognizes that discarded materials are valuable resources
  • Goes beyond "end of pipe" strategies
  • Maximizes recycling and composting
  • Improves consumption
  • Designs "waste" out of the system
  • Requires participation by the whole community

Attempting to eliminate waste is an ambitious goal, but there are actions everyone in the community can take to help achieve Zero Waste. Take a look around our site and learn the various ways you can make Zero Waste a reality. We have a variety of resources to help you get started!

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2012