Community Zero Waste Plan

Adopted in 2017, the community zero waste plan serves as a guiding policy that outlines strategies for the community to implement to significantly reduce waste while reinforcing proper waste disposal practices. Within the plan, zero waste is defined as 90% of waste being either recycled or composted.

The community zero waste plan outlines a goal to recycle and/or compost at least 73% of waste by 2035. To achieve this goal, the community will need to reduce the amount of landfilled materials generated to 3.1 pounds per person per day. 

Read more about Menlo Park's community zero waste plan(PDF, 5MB).

Check out the zero waste management plan requirement as part of the city's green and sustainable building requirements.

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Rebecca Lucky

Sustainability Manager