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Joint City of Gainesville / Alachua County Commission Meeting

When

06 August2018

Time

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where

Alachua County Administration Building

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

At this joint City-County Commission Meeting we will discuss the latest developments in our Zero Waste Initiative.

Eco-Industrial Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

When

24 October2018

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

Leveda Brown Environmental Park

5115 NE 63rd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609

What

The ceremony will be held to the immediate East of the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station. The eco-industrial park is a manufacturing and research park for businesses that create value-added products from materials that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

Zero Waste Community Meeting

When

13 November2018

Time

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where

Eastside Rec Center

2841 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

What

There will be a public meeting at Eastside Rec Center to discuss strategies to reduce waste in our community. Join city and county staff as we explore what Zero Waste can mean for our city.

UF Collection Day

When

05 December2018

Time

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where

O’Connell Center Parking Lot

250 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611

What

For UF students looking to dispose of reusable or recyclable items before the end of the semester, come to the NW Corner of the lot, drop off any household items, toiletries, gently used cloths, non-perishable food, school and office supplies, electronics and household hazardous waste.

Commission Meeting on Single-Use Ban

When

06 December2018

Where

Gainesville City Hall

200 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

The Gainesville City Commission will be discussing a proposed single-use plastic bag and Styrofoam ban.

City Commission General Policy Committee

When

14 February2019

Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where

GRU Multi-Purpose Room

301 SE 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

The subject of straws will be one of the items for discussion during this Gainesville City Commission meeting.

General Policy Committee Meeting

When

28 March2019

Where

GRU Multi-Purpose Room

301 SE 4th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

Hear a presentation by city staff regarding the Plastic Ban Ordinance Education Campaign and a continued Plastic Ban Ordinance “Hardship” component discussion.

County Plastic & Polystyrene Ban Hearing

When

14 May2019

Where

Alachua County Administration Building

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

Alachua County’s public hearing for the ordinance prohibiting the use of expanded polystyrene containers and single-use carry out plastic bags will be held in the John “Jack” Durrance Auditorium, Board Room 209.

Plastic Straw Ban Update

When

06 June2019

Time

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where

Gainesville City Hall

200 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

The City Attorney will bring the ordinance back for First Reading at the City Commission Meeting with an update in reference to banning of plastic straws. Please note: The meeting starts at 1:00p.m. however ordinances and resolutions are typically handled in the evening session of the meeting that starts at 5:30p.m.

County Public Hearing

When

09 July2019

Where

Alachua County Administration Building

12 SE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

What

A public hearing of the ordinance prohibiting the use of expanded polystyrene containers and single-use carry out plastic bags in Alachua County will be held. The meeting begins at 5:01pm and the ordinance will be heard shortly after.

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So where do we begin?

By treating our waste as a resource.
Zero Waste means reducing consumption, reusing products & responsible recycling – with nothing going to the landfill or incinerator.

Working towards a zero waste community.

By analyzing the status of our waste reduction and recycling, the City of Gainesville is working to modify existing policies, systems, programs and infrastructure in order to reduce waste and improve diversion opportunities.

Our goal is to support policies needed to dramatically reduce waste and encourage citizens to rethink waste material flows.

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Docs & Presentations

Keep up with our progress as we discuss & develop this program together - we welcome citizen feedback.
download pdf08/01/2019

City of Gainesville Plastic Straw (draft)- Ordinance No. 180678