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Commercial Compost Rates and Low-income Senior Discount

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  October 8, 2015

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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

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  September 29, 2015

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Category: Events
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

Low-Income Senior Discount Restored for One Year

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  September 29, 2015

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Low-Income Senior Discount Restored for One Year The City of Oakland has identified funding to restore a garbage bill discount program for low-income seniors for one year, while working to identify long-term funding to continue the discount program. About 1,500 low-income seniors living in single-family buildings had been receiving a discount on their garbage bills until July 1, 2015, when the discount program ended. The City Council recently allocated $100,000 in funding to restore and

July 2015 New Services Overview

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  September 29, 2015

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Category: Program Information
New Services Overview | Frequently Asked Questions | Current Rates |  About Oakland Recycles New Services Overview Starting July 1, 2015, various program and service changes affect all Oakland residents and businesses. All Residents can expect: California Waste Solutions will collect residential recycling citywide. Waste Management will collect residential trash and compost citywide. The time of day of your pickup may change. Most service days will stay the same. All residents will get compost service to

Events

Posted by City of Oakland Recycling Program on  September 29, 2015

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Bulky Item Drop Off and Compost Giveaway – May 2016 Free Bulky Item Drop Off – Saturday, May 7, 2016 | Free Compost Giveaway – Saturday, May 14, 2016 Get the full benefit of new services, and find out more about the newest ways to recycle right. Free Bulky Item Drop Off Event Saturday, May 7, 2016 10 am – 2 pm Davis Street Transfer Station 2615 Davis Street, San Leandro Details: Oakland residents* may