Join County Recycling Board

Join County Recycling Board

The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board is seeking to fill an Environmental Educator vacancy. The appointee must live in Alameda County. The appointment is for 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 million per year for waste reduction and recycling programs in Alameda County.

Some 50 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, submit a resume and cover letter stating qualifications to: Kevin Jenkins, 1221 Oak St., Suite 536, Oakland, CA 94612, faxed to 271-5151 or emailed to with the subject line “environmental educator representative.”

The deadline for application is Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m. Minority and female candidates are urged to apply. Call 268-5376 with any questions.