Environmental Services

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Judy Erlandson
Public Works Manager
3500 Robertson Park Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-8015
CA Relay: Dial 711

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays

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Mission Statement
The Environmental Services Division is responsible for administering the Solid Waste and Recycling Contract and Special Projects. The Division also provides support to the Public Works Department and other City of Livermore Departments. ESD staff are dedicated to sustainability via the prudent administration of solid waste and recycling programs and a concentration on special projects to enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, and public education. We are committed to providing responsive, timely, and cost-effective professional services to all customers.

Single-Use Bag Ban Ordinance

For Restaurants

Eating establishments (and their delivery services/providers) in Alameda County may not distribute single-use plastic bags. Recycled content paper bags may be distributed for free. If your eating establishment only distributes compliant paper bags, no additional action is necessary. Compliant reusable bags (including thick, reusable plastic bags) may be distributed if at least ten cents is charged and itemized on the receipt. The eating establishment keeps the ten cent charge, which is not subject to sales tax. The law only applies to carryout bags, not to paper or plastic bags without handles that are used to protect food (such as around containers of soup or stew to prevent spilling).


For Retailers

No retailers in Alameda County may provide customers with single-use plastic bags at checkout. Bags made of recycled paper or reusable bags will be available for a minimum price of 10 cents per bag. Consumers may use any type of bags they wish and are strongly encouraged to do so. Small plastics bags used to protect and transport produce, bulk food, or meat from within a store to the checkout or cash register will still be available free of charge.

For more information, call StopWaste, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority at 510-891-6500 or go to www.ReusableBagsAC.org.

Livermore's Styrofoam ban

Styrofoam® 'to-go' containers are not allowed to be provided by foodservice businesses in the City of Livermore. By switching to recyclable and compostable take-out alternatives, Livermore's businesses are reducing litter and water pollution. If you have questions, please review the information below, email us, or call 925-960-8015.

Solid Waste & Recycling Related Information

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Recycling Videos 

To learn more about the City of Livermore's recycling programs visit LivermoreRecycles.org or our Greening Livermore site on YouTube.