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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event
Sunday, July 21, 2019
9 am – 1 pm
(Including mattress drop-off*)
Here’s one more way to get out of the summer doldrums! Go through the garage, under the sink, and get rid of stuff you don’t need like leftover paint, pesticides, old electronics and computers. You can bring all of your leftover hazardous products to the free Drop-Off Event at the Oakland Coliseum. Residents can also drop off up to two mattresses and two box springs.
Just register for a drop off time at: www.stopwaste.org/hhw-coliseum and you’ll receive event details and packing instructions.
(*If you’re dropping off mattresses only, you don’t need to register for an appointment.)
The event is free for all Alameda County homeowners and renters. There are dedicated drop off times and a separate process for business owners.
This event is sponsored by Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste with support from the City of Oakland and StopWaste – a public agency whose mission is to reduce waste in Alameda County.
What: FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event – including e-waste
When: Sunday, July 21 from 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Oakland Coliseum – register for drop off time and location details at: www.stopwaste.org/hhw-coliseum
Who: Alameda County residents – homeowners and renters.
A series of Bulky Block Party events on the last Saturday of the month invite Oakland residents to drop off unwanted bulky household items for free disposal.
The Bulky Block Party is open to Oakland residents only – proof of Oakland residency such as a household bill will be required (no businesses please). Bring unwanted bulky items for free disposal – limits are listed below.
If you miss the event, bulky pickup service is available to all Oakland residents, including renters.
Next Bulky Block Party Date, Location and Time:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
9 am – 1 pm
7101 Edgewater Drive, Oakland CA
(Bring proof of Oakland residency – no businesses!)
Saturday, December 28, 2019
- Two (2) pieces of furniture
- Two (2) large appliances
- Four (4) passenger auto tires
- Four (4) Mattresses
- Unlimited electronics
- Unlimited plant debris and clean wood
- Unlimited recyclables, scrap metal, etc.
- Small minor home renovation material
- Trash (bagged, boxed) and painted or treated wood
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 the trash when they can no longer be reused.
When you keep trash and problem materials out of the Compost and Recycling, you are giving a gift of safety to sorting workers, and a gift of quality resources to our earth and our economy.
And don’t forget to properly set out your holiday tree for collection December 30-January 10. Details here.
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 mattresses and box springs without advance registration.
Stopwaste will mail a postcard to Oakland residents near the Coliseum, and Oakland Recycles is promoting the event through our website and social media channels. Download a copy of the postcard.
For more information to register for HHW drop-off residents may visit stopwaste.org/HHW or call 800-606-6606.