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Happy Holidays from Oakland Recycles! As you celebrate the season, it’s a good time to make sure you know your containers and recycle right! When you fill your grey container with recyclables, and put your food scraps and food-soiled paper in the green container, it is always important to avoid contamination. Remove wires and ribbons from wreaths and flower arrangements before composting. Metallic or glitter gift wrap, bags and boxes should be put in

one-day-hhw-flyer-oaklandcoliseum-r2-image_page_1The countywide organization StopWaste is hosting a free HHW and mattress drop-off event at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Materials accepted include: pesticides and garden products, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paint, electronics & small appliances, propane tanks, medicine, oil, gasoline, automotive fluids, household cleaners and sharps in containers. Advance registration is required. Residents may also drop

stopfoodwasteveggiesstock Check out helpful tips for extending the life of food at home through proper planning, storage and eating/recipes. You can also prevent food waste by sharing (giving or receiving) with your neighbors, with an easy-to-use app – See a short video and learn more.

Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event – CANCELLED

Details:

  • The Bulky Item Drop-Off program is no longer available. The May 6, 2017 drop-off event is cancelled.

 

Are you preparing a waste-free Thanksgiving? Here are some tips and encouragement from Waste Management’s Karen Stern, in conversation with KTVU Channel 2 News.

We’ve made a few changes to make the site more readable and easier to navigate. We’ve added a new Bulky Pickup Services page.  Bulky Pickup Services are available to all Oakland residents, including those in apartments and condos.  On the new page, you’ll find information for both residents and property managers, including how to schedule an appointment, and how to properly set out materials. With the holiday season upon us, check out our

Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event

Saturday, February 4, 2017 10 am – 2 pm Davis Street Transfer Station 2615 Davis Street, San Leandro Details:

  • Oakland residents* may drop off bulky materials for free, FOUR times a year on the first Saturday in August, November, February and May.

*Oakland residents only. Bring an official ID or utility bill as proof of residency.

  • Maximum materials allowed:**
    • Two (2)

Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event

Saturday, November 5, 2016 10 am – 2 pm Davis Street Transfer Station 2615 Davis Street, San Leandro Details:

  • Oakland residents* may drop off bulky materials for free, FOUR times a year on the first Saturday in August, November, February and May.

*Oakland residents only. Bring an official ID or utility bill as proof of residency.

  • Maximum materials allowed:**
    • Two (2)

Free Compost Giveaway EventCompostGiveawayImage

Saturday, September 17, 2016 9 am – 1 pm American Steel Studios 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland CA (Please enter on 20th Street.) Details:

  • Take home a free bag* of WM EarthCare™ Homegrown Compost made from Oakland food scraps and certified for organic farming.
  • Take the pledge to compost for a greener, cleaner Oakland. Receive a free