How was the Zero Waste Resolution created?
The AB 939 Sonoma County Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management (LTF) is an advisory body created by the County Board of Supervisors to advise the Board of Supervisors as well as the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) also known as Zero Waste Sonoma (ZWS).
Through input from stakeholders including ZWS, 350 Sonoma, North Bay Jobs with Justice, Sierra Club Redwood Chapter, Compost Coalition of Sonoma County, Zero Waste Sonoma County, North Bay Labor Council, the Regional Climate Protection Authority, Sonoma County Conservation Action, Recology Sonoma-Marin, Sonoma County Resource Recovery, and other local businesses and engaged citizens, the resolution was created.
Where are we now?
The SCWMA Board of Directors adopted the Zero Waste Resolution at its September 19, 2018 Board of Directors' meeting and requested that SCWMA staff work with member jurisdictions to present the Zero Waste Resolution to SCWMA member agencies for their consideration.
Of the ten jurisdictions, eight have adopted the resolution, with the County and Rohnert Park expected to adopt in 2021.
Adopted: City of Cloverdale (8/2019); City of Cotati (9/2019); City of Healdsburg (4/2019); City of Petaluma (7/2019); City of Sebastopol (10/2018); Town of Windsor (7/2019); City of Sonoma (10/2020); City of Santa Rosa (11/2020)
The County of Sonoma will present the Resolution along with the Polystyrene Ordinance at the August 24, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting.