DSO was retained to provide community outreach for the Bureau of Sanitation’s ongoing efforts to find technical alternatives to the use of landfills for municipal solid waste. Currently, the city is looking into the use of Alternative Technologies, technologies capable of converting solid waste into renewable energies. Utilization of such technologies has been determined as critical to the success of the city’s overall strategy for adopting more environmentally sustainable strategies and ultimately becoming a “zero-waste” city. DSO was charged with raising stakeholder awareness about this technically complex and extremely important project. DSO has been instrumental in the city’s outreach plan for this particular undertaking and has met with over 35 neighborhood councils, many community and youth groups and key political, labor, business, religious and community leaders throughout Los Angeles. In 2010, DSO will continue to move this environmental -policy process forward.