Stanislaus Burns Recyclable and Compostable material-
but not for long…
Stanislaus County has 1 of 2 waste incinerators in the state and has the capacity to burn 800 tons of waste every day. Incinerators spew massive and extremely harmful pollutants like ammonia and lead into the air, pollute our water and puts toxic ash into the landfill near overburdened communities and undermine state goals for waste diversion.
VIP advocates for a zero-waste future and a just transition away from dirty solutions, like incineration.
In 2021 VIP collaborated with East Yards Communities for Environmental Justice and Earth Justice on a detailed report on the last two incinerators in CA. In 2022 we co-sponsored a CA bill, AB 1857, that passed and is now implemented as of January 1, 2023.