Published March 21, 2012


The StopWaste Partnership is offering mini-grants to businesses to kick-start new recycling and waste prevention projects at work. The StopWaste Partnership Business Mini-grant Program is open to all StopWaste Partnership clients and other Alameda County businesses including private firms, public agencies, and institutions that have at least two cubic yards of weekly garbage collection service.

How Does it Work?
The proposed project must be in the area of waste prevention, reuse, recycling or market development and have an impact in Alameda County, California. Typical projects are for start-up/one-time expenses to start or expand a workplace waste reduction program. Popular uses of Mini-grants include:
  • Purchasing recycling and food scraps bins for the workplace
  • Paying for training, education or incentives to increase employee participation in recycling and waste prevention programs 
  • Piloting reusable containers on a delivery route
  • Funding paperless office software
Apply for a Grant
Applications are available online at: www.stopwaste.org/docs/stopwaste_minigrantap11-12.pdf. Applications are due by Friday, March 30, 2012. For more information, please contact the StopWaste Partnership using the information below.  The minimum Mini-grant award is $500, and the maximum is $5,000, and applicants are encouraged to contribute at least some amount of matching funds to the project. For organizations that generate less than 10 cubic yards of garbage per week, the maximum Mini-grant award is $3,000, unless otherwise approved.
Additional Information
Additional information on Mini-grants and the StopWaste Business Partnership team is available. Please refer to the StopWaste Partnership Team below for details. 

Contact Information
StopWaste Partnership Team
1537 Webster Street, Oakland, California 94612
(510) 891-6500  phone     (510) 893-2308  fax     partnership@stopwaste.org  e-mail     www.stopwastepartnership.org   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW