Bulky Block Party for Free Large-Item Disposal

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 Dates, Locations and Times:

Saturday, June 29th, 2019
9 am – 1 pm
7101 Edgewater Drive, Oakland CA

(Bring proof of Oakland residency – no businesses!)

Maximum Allowable Materials:

  • 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

‘Tis the Season to Recycle Right

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 26-January 12. Details here.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Drop-Off Event

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 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.

one-day-hhw-flyer-oaklandcoliseum-r2-image_page_2For more information to register for HHW drop-off residents may visit stopwaste.org/HHW or call 800-606-6606.