Zero Waste

BERKELEY CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM

The Ecology Center operates Berkeley’s Curbside Recycling Program and has since 1973! We were among the very first recycling programs in the US, and we continue to push toward our goals of Zero Waste and natural resource conservation.
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RESOURCEFUL DISCARD DATABASE

Resourceful makes it easy to know where your discards go. If you are a Berkeley resident, this easy-to-use tool will help you sort your trash responsibly so that the most materials are recycled and composted.
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THE PROBLEMS WITH PLASTICS

The plastics industry aggressively markets plastics as an earth-friendly choice, yet Americans are generating more plastic trash than ever and very little gets recycled. Visit our Problems with Plastics page to learn more about why and how to get plastics out of your life.
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ZERO WASTE & RECYCLING RESOURCES

Visit our Zero Waste Resource page for a list of links to recommended resources on recycling, composting, extended producer responsibility, PVC, and more.
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ZERO WASTE FACT SHEETS

Visit the Ecology Center’s Fact Sheet page to access our many free, downloadable fact sheets on topics related to Zero Waste, recycling, and plastics.
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