Alameda County established an aggressive waste reduction goal whose achievement will require the cooperation of residential and business sectors. Hacienda and its businesses have met this challenge directly. While Pleasanton's construction debris ordinance helps insure that construction and demolition byproducts are recycled, waste reduction efforts in Pleasanton have focused primarily on residential waste.
Hacienda businesses have been at the forefront of vitally important waste reduction efforts, often implementing internal changes that further waste reduction goals. Through innovations in packaging reduction and distribution, Hacienda businesses have led the way in making sure waste minimization becomes standard business practice.  Hacienda supports and enhances these efforts working with the city and garbage franchise operator, participating in waste reduction efforts and sponsoring recycling events that diverted everything from paper to e-waste.