Palo Alto Solid Waste Processing Contract

Published on March 03, 2021

Request for Council Approval of a new service contract that addresses the processing of residential and commercial solid waste collected within the City. The project will increase the City’s diversion rate for materials placed in the black solid waste containers from 29.68% to 70.45% and result in an additional 7,868 tons/per year of diversion. The project will change where the waste is processed as well as the final landfill location for any residuals. No changes to the collection of materials within the City are proposed as part of the project.

Environmental Assessment: A Negative Declaration has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Circulation of the document begins on February 5, 2021 and ends on February 25, 2021. For more information contact project manager, Paula Borges, at or by phone at (650) 496-5914.


Environmental Review Documents

Notice of Determination

Final Initial Study / Negative Declaration

Notice of Intent to Adopt 

Initial Study / Negative Declaration


Public Hearings and Staff Reports

A Council hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 24, 2021


Project Manager

Paula Borges, Solid Waste Manager
(650) 496-5914


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