Implement solid waste programs that protect public health and the environment; remain at the forefront of material management solutions, exceeding minimum compliance with State mandates.
Develop a cost-effective solid waste management system to allow the City to maintain control of its waste stream.
Aggressively pursue long-term strategies to maximize waster eduction and prevent landfill disposal.
Provide equitable, high-value services.
Ensure exceptional collection, processing, and disposal service, coordinated program implementation, and contract compliance.
Educate the community for enhanced engagement.
Collaborate with local environmental groups to amplify program effectiveness.
Take an active role in regional and state solid waste forums, such as the Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Task Group.
Advocate for state and federal environmental legislation consistent with local policies.
PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023
Expand the Clean SB program to proactively address and clean-up litter and illegal dumping in target neighborhoods citywide on an ongoing schedule.
Expand the Encampment Clean-Up program to increase response, outreach, and resolution time on reported encampments and proactively address litter and waste associated with abandoned encampments.
Conduct a Waste Characterization Study to obtain representative data on the City’s current waste stream that can be used to establish future goals and programming.
Conduct a Cost of Service Study to gain a comprehensive analysis of the cost of solid waste services currently being provided to the community, and consider recommendations for proposed rates, fees, and options.
Re-launch of the Adopt-A-Block program to increase community engagement and create neighborhood improvement volunteer opportunities.
Create a public dashboard highlighting clean-up results, event calendar, photos and interactive apps to promote community involvement.
Begin SB 1383 Food Recovery implementation. Identify and notify Tier 1 generators of requirements and compliance status. Post contact information for food recovery organizations on the City website so that commercial edible food generators can identify donation recipients.
Conduct quarterly outreach campaign to promote landscape equipment battery reuse pilot drop-off and reusable 1lb propane canister coupons.