Trash, Compost and Recycling Services During Alameda County Shelter In Place Order

WMAC and CWS will continue to provide regular trash, compost and recycling services during the mandatory Alameda County shelter in place order.

If service issues arise, contact WMAC (for trash or composting services) or CWS (for recycling services). Scroll down for phone, e-mail and website contacts.

If a problem persists after contacting WMAC or CWS, contact the City of Oakland’s Recycling Hotline for further assistance.  Scroll down for phone and e-mail contacts.

COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions

Compost & Trash (Residential & Business):

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For trash and compost services, to schedule a bulky pickup, or for billing inquires, contact WMAC:
Residential customers: 510-613-8710
Commercial customers: 510-613-8700

Recycling (Residential)

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For recycling services or to order a used motor oil recycling kit contact CWS:
Phone: 510–625–5263

City of Oakland Recycling Hotline

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City of Oakland Recycling Hotline
If a problem persists after contacting WMAC or CWS, contact the City of Oakland’s Recycling Hotline for further assistance by either calling 510-238-SAVE (510-238-7283) or e-mailing

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Mattress Drop-Off Event

one-day-hhw-flyer-oaklandcoliseum-r2-image_page_1The countywide organization StopWaste is hosting a free HHW and mattress drop-off event at the Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Materials accepted include: pesticides and garden products, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paint, electronics & small appliances, propane tanks, medicine, oil, gasoline, automotive fluids, household cleaners and sharps in containers. Advance registration is required.

Residents may also drop mattresses and box springs without advance registration.

Stopwaste will mail a postcard to Oakland residents near the Coliseum, and Oakland Recycles is promoting the event through our website and social media channels.  Download a copy of the postcard.

one-day-hhw-flyer-oaklandcoliseum-r2-image_page_2For more information to register for HHW drop-off residents may visit or call 800-606-6606.


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?


Past Events

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


  • 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. *Bring an official ID or utility bill as proof of residency.

Free Compost Giveaway Event

Saturday, October 17, 2015
9 am – 1 pm
West Oakland Library Parking Lot
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA

(Entrance on 19th Street, off Adeline)


Oakland Community Outreach Event

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9 am – 2 pm
(9 – 10 am volunteer training; 10 am – 1 pm door-to-door outreach; 1 – 2 pm lunch and debrief)
Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center*
7701 Krause Ave, Oakland, CA 94605
*Parking is available in the nearby CDC parking lot, transportation from Coliseum BART can be arranged if requested in advance.

Organized by: Northern California Recycling Association


  • The Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) is going door-to-door in Oakland’s District 6 to promote recycling and composting among Oakland multi-family residents and we need your help! Are you available to help us get the word out on August 22nd?
  • We will visit apartment-dwellers in Oakland to let them know more about changes to their waste collection services that became effective July 1st. The goal of this outreach is to assist the city of Oakland in reaching Zero Waste by promoting the benefits of composting and recycling. We also hope to develop community pride, increase awareness about the new curbside compost collection program, and clarify questions about what is accepted in the recycling and compost bins.
  • Volunteers should be prepared to walk up and down stairs and will likely walk 1 mile or more over the course of the day. Hats, sunscreen and water are recommended. Light refreshments in the morning and lunch will be provided as well as all other outreach materials.
  • If planning to attend, please RSVP to the email address below.

To Attend: Please RSVP if you can join: 510-320-3140 or E-Mail Event Organizer.

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