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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.Read 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.  Read More
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.Read More
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 Holiday RecycleRead More
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) pieces of furniture Two (2) large appliances, FourRead More
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) pieces of furniture Two (2) large appliances, FourRead More
Free Compost Giveaway Event 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 kitchen pail* to collect your food scraps at home. *Limit of one bag and oneRead More
Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event Saturday, August 6, 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) pieces of furniture Two (2) large appliances, FourRead More
City of Oakland Trash, Compost & Recycling Rates Effective July 1, 2016 1-4 Unit Residences 5+ Unit Apartments & Condos 5+ Unit Apartment & Condos – Sample minimum trash container combinations table Businesses Special Events  Read More
Bulky Pickup services are available to all Oakland residents, including those in apartments and condos. If you are a resident or a property manager, you can find complete information, including how to schedule an appointment, and how to properly set out materials here.Read More