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Have a waste-free Thanksgiving!

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

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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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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, News Highlights
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