A program partnership towards a zero waste community

Our goal is to foster collaboration between Alachua County and the city of Gainesville to support policies needed to dramatically reduce waste and encourage citizens to rethink waste material flows.

Zero Waste means reducing consumption, reusing products & responsible recycling – with nothing going to landfill or incineration.

 

 

Treating waste as a resource depends on the ability to easily separate and manage waste.
So where do we begin?

By analyzing existing policies, systems, programs and infrastructure, our plan is to identify the greatest potential waste for reduction and diversion opportunities, based on the status of waste reduction and recycling in the County and City.

to move forward we must first look back

 

With your help we can turn a visionary goal into a plan of action.

Waste prevention starts with you: in the home, office, restaurant – even on the road.

Waste materials get into the environment and then stay there forever. We need to reduce the amount of plastic that we’re putting into our environment, and we have to take these steps now to protect the city for not only us but for future generations.

– Adrian Hayes-Santos
Gainesville City Commissioner

GET INVOLVED - ATTEND AN EVENT

Joint City of Gainesville / Alachua County Commission Meeting

When

06 August

Time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where

Alachua County Administration Building

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

At this joint City-County Commission Meeting we will discuss the latest developments in our Zero Waste Initiative.

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Meetings & Presentations

Keep up with our progress as we discuss & develop this program together - we welcome citizen feedback.
download pdf16-08-2018

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Special Meeting - Policy Discussion, 1:30 PM*

download pdf01-08-2018

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Special Meeting - Policy Discussion, 1:30 PM*

download pdf15-08-2018

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Special Meeting - Policy Discussion, 1:30 PM*

download pdf23-08-2018

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Special Meeting - Policy Discussion, 1:30 PM*

download pdf07-08-2018

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) Special Meeting - Policy Discussion, 1:30 PM*