‘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 30-January 10. Details here.

Pledge to Recycle Right!

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 up to receive regular news, updates and tips.

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?