Alyssa Weiss

Alyssa Weiss is a senior journalism student. She covers the zip code area 32601 in Gainesville. Feel free to email her at or call/text her at (954)482-2630 if you have comments, concerns or a story idea.

Commissioner Hopes Decades-Long Plan Will Take Gainesville To Zero Waste

Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos' plan — first talked about officially in August but a long-term idea he's had since before he was elected in 2016 — includes recommendations for across the city, including its businesses and homes. They include requiring some restaurants to separate and compost food waste and prohibiting single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam.

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