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September 10, 2013 > Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Vacancy on County Recycling Board

Submitted By Jeff Becerra

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has a vacancy in the category of "Solid Waste Industry Representative." 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 $8.0 million 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 countywide source reduction and recycling programs, public education, recycled product procurement, market development and grants to community organizations.

To be considered for appointment to the Recycling Board as "Solid Waste Industry Representative" 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 October 11, 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

The Recycling Board normally meets on the second Thursday of each month. Seven of the monthly meetings are at 4:00 p.m., at the StopWaste.Org office in Oakland (BART accessible). Under the charter, the Board meets at other transit-accessible locations around the county five times a year at 7:00 p.m., one meeting in each Supervisorial district. Attendance at Board meetings is mandatory. Two consecutive absences or more that three absences in a calendar year are grounds for dismissal from the Board.

Recycling Board members are paid $150 per meeting.

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