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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)

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. bulky-setout-3

Are you ready to take the pledge to compost and recycle?

"I recycle because my daughter's future depends on it." Zakiya, Oakland ResidentYes – 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

Past Events

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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

December 26, 2017 – January 13, 2018

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

ReCreateFall15-DSC_4982Oakland’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

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

ReCreateFall15-DSC_4982 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