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Trash, Compost and Recycling Services During Alameda County Shelter In Place Order

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  March 17, 2020

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WMAC and CWS will continue to provide regular trash, compost and recycling services during the mandatory Alameda County shelter in place order. If service issues arise, contact WMAC (for trash or composting services) or CWS (for recycling services). Scroll down for phone, e-mail and website contacts. If a problem persists after contacting WMAC or CWS, contact the City of Oakland’s Recycling Hotline for further assistance.  Scroll down for phone and e-mail contacts. COVID19 Frequently Asked

Have a waste-free Thanksgiving!

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  November 25, 2019

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Category: Recycling Tips
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.

FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  July 18, 2019

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Category: Events
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event Sunday, July 21, 2019 Oakland Coliseum 9 am – 1 pm (Including mattress drop-off*) Registration Required 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

Bulky Block Party for Free Large-Item Disposal

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  August 14, 2018

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Category: Events
Due to the mandatory shelter in place order for Alameda County, the March 28, 2020 Bulky Block Party is cancelled. DO NOT BRING MATERIALS. Unlawful dumping will be cited. Status of future dates will be determined as the situation changes.   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

‘Tis the Season to Recycle Right

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  December 16, 2017

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Category: Recycling Tips
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