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Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event Saturday, August 6, 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
City of Oakland Trash, Compost & Recycling Rates Effective July 1, 2016 1-4 Unit Residences 5+ Unit Apartments & Condos 5+ Unit Apartment & Condos – Sample minimum trash container combinations table Businesses Special Events  
Bulky Pickup services are available to all Oakland residents, including those in apartments and condos. If you are a resident or a property manager, you can find complete information, including how to schedule an appointment, and how to properly set out materials here.
Are you ready to take the pledge to compost and recycle? Yes – take me to the online pledge! Need help?  When you click on the online pledge, you’ll be offered the chance to say, “Yes, but I need help,” and request information or tools.  You’ll also be able to sign up to receive regular news, updates and tips. Oakland Recycles is a collaboration of the City of Oakland, California Waste Solutions, Waste Management of

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Past Events Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event Saturday, February 6, 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. Maximum materials allowed: Two (2) pieces of furniture, two (2) large appliances, unlimited electronics, four (4) passenger auto tires, four (4) Mattresses Oakland residents only.
December 26, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Now available for all residences in Oakland Convenient and free pickup of holiday trees takes place on your regularly scheduled Compost service day. Cut taller trees to 4 feet – no flocking, ornaments or stands. Place curbside*. All residences in Oakland, including apartments and condos now receive this service. Please note that a separate collection vehicle may pick up the trees. *For buildings over 100 units: Building or Property Managers,
Oakland’s Re-Create Art Contest Exhibition Oakland’s ReCreate Art Contest Exhibition will open with a public reception on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA. The reception will feature announcement and presentation of awards valued at $500 to this year’s contest winners. The exhibition features artwork created from discarded materials by student artists in Oakland schools, in a hands-on application of the 4Rs
Improved 20-Gallon Carts Arrive in October New Cart Sizes Available for All Materials New carts have arrived! Oakland Recycles is now making compact 20-gallon carts available for all discards: Trash, Compost and Recycling, for residents’ convenience. As a first step, in October and November Waste Management will be delivering new wheeled 20-gallon carts to households that currently subscribe to 20-gallon trash service. These households currently have either a container without wheels, or a 32-gallon cart
Oakland Reduces Commercial Compost Rates and Restores Discount Program for Low-income Seniors Oakland, CA – City leaders approved on Tuesday night (October 6, 2015) an agreement with Oakland’s trash and compost service provider to reduce compost rates for businesses and restore a discount program for low-income seniors. In July the City launched “Oakland Recycles,” a new zero waste program of trash, compost and recycling services with a goal to divert all compostable and recyclable material
Oakland’s Re-Create Art Contest Now Underway Students in Oakland schools are invited to participate in the 2015 Re-Create Art Contest, Oakland’s annual recycled art competition.  Participants will use discarded or reused materials in a creative application of the 4Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot (compost). All Oakland students in grades TK-12 are eligible to participate in the contest. Art supply sets, and theater and museum passes will be awarded to contest winners. Deadline for