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July 16, 2013 > Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Submitted By Jeff Becerra

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board (Recycling Board) was created by the voters of Alameda County through passage of Measure D, the Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Act of 1990.

Applications are invited to fill a Recycling Board vacancy in the category of "a Source Reduction Specialist with substantial experience as such." The appointee must live in Alameda County. Term of the appointment is two-years and Board Members are eligible for re-appointment to one additional two-year term.

The Recycling Board administers the voter-approved Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative, which levies an $8.23 per ton landfill disposal fee that generates approximately $8M per year for waste reduction and recycling programs in Alameda County. Fifty percent of the money is returned to local jurisdictions on a per-capita basis. The balance is appropriated by the Board for county-wide source reduction and recycling programs, public education, recycled product procurement, market development and grants to community organizations.

To be considered for this appointment, please submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications to: Kevin Jenkins, 1221 Oak Street, Suite 536, Oakland, CA 94612, faxed to (510) 271-5151 or emailed to with the subject line "Recycling Board Vacancy." The deadline for application is July 25, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Minority and female candidates are urged to apply.

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Kevin Jenkins at (510) 268-5376. Questions regarding the Recycling Board may be addressed to Tom Padia or Gary Wolff at (510) 891-6500 or email at or

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