‘Tis the Season to Recycle Right

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 trash when they can no longer be reused.

When you keep trash and problem materials out of the Compost and Recycling, you are giving a gift of safety to sorting workers, and a gift of quality resources to our earth and our economy.

And don’t forget to properly set out your holiday tree for collection December 26-January 12. Details here.

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"I recycle because my daughter's future depends on it." Zakiya, Oakland ResidentYes – take me to the online pledge!

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Oakland Recycles is a collaboration of the City of Oakland, California Waste Solutions, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. and you!  Our commitment to you is to provide the services and information you need to recycle right.  Won’t you pledge to recycle right?

 

Holiday Treecycling

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 Property Managers, please call Waste Management at 510-613-8710 to determine the best method of collection and schedule service.

 

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Holiday tree

Cut to 4 feet – no flocking, ornaments or stands. Place curbside on service day.

Árbol de navidad: córtelo a una altura de 4 pies (1,22 m) y quite toda la nieve artificial, los adornos y los soportes. Colóquelo en el borde de la acera en los días de servicio.

聖誕樹:裁切為 4 英尺長 – 不要有填充物、裝飾品或底 座。請在服務日將樹木放在街道邊。

Cây Mừng Lễ: Cắt từng khúc 4 feet – không có bông tuyết, đồ trang trí hoặc chân đứng. Đặt bên lề đường vào ngày có xe đổ rác làm việc.