Composting and gardening at Fire Station 64
The City of Richmond integrated sustainable practices into its municipal operations as a first step toward city-wide waste reduction.
In September 2008, the City of Richmond received a grant from the West Contra Costa Waste Management Authority in the amount of $8,142 to fund the "Greening Richmond City Offices" project. View of the final report on the project
. Environmental staff used the funds to support a comprehensive waste reduction program in City buildings, improving recycling infrastructure, providing recycling education, facilitating the use of reusable dishware in City Hall, and implementing a composting and gardening program.