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A series of Bulky Block Party events on the last Saturday of the month through June 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
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
The 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
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 Holiday Recycle
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, Four
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, Four
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 one