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Bulky Block Party for Free Large-Item Disposal

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

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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

‘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

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

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on August 8, 2017

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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

Prevent Edible Food Waste!

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on May 5, 2017

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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.

CANCELLED – Free Bulky Item Drop-Off Event

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on April 13, 2017

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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.