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Keep Organics and Recyclables Out of the Trash and Trash Out of Your Recyclables.
Managed properly you could reduce the size of your trash cart and save!
Download Single-Family sorting guide and services overview.
Backyard / Disabled Service Collection
Battery, CFL & Cellphone Recycling
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Motor Oil & Filter Collection
On-Call Bulky Item Pickup
10-Gallon Micro Cart
No fee is charged to qualifying disabled individuals. Residents with ongoing physical disability that prevents them from being able to wheel a cart curbside may qualify for side or backyard service. Download Disabled Service application.
FREE CURBSIDE BATTERY, CFL & CELLPHONE RECYCLING
Place household batteries (AAA, AA, B, C, D & small button batteries), including rechargeable and cell phone batteries and cellphones in a clear plastic bag, seal shut & tape to the top of the grey recyclables cart.
For CFL (compact fluorescent bulbs), always place bulbs in the special CFL vapor-lock plastic bag, available from Waste Management, seal and tape it to the top of the grey recyclables cart. Call (510) 613-8710 or e-mail [email protected] to request your free Mercury VaporLok bag.
FREE HOLIDAY TREE-CYCLING PICKUP
Trees are picked up curbside during the first two weeks of January, on your regular pickup day.
Only clean trees, cut into 5 foot sections or smaller without “snow” flocking, stands, lights or decorations will be collected.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
Household hazardous waste (HHW) materials such as paints, pesticides, fertilizers, propane tanks and some cleaners are not allowed in your trash, recycling or organics carts. These materials have toxic properties that require careful disposal by a certified facility. Alameda County residents may drop off HHW materials at any of the four County HHW facilities for free. The nearest HHW Drop-off Center is located at 2100 East 7th St., Oakland.
The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s week. Available to all Alameda County residents and no appointment is needed. For more information and schedule, call (800) 606-6606 or visit www.household-hazwaste.org.
FREE MOTOR OIL & FILTER COLLECTION
Place filled motor oil recycling jug along with filter in sealed plastic bag curbside, next to your trash cart. Do not put the jug or filter in the cart. Call Waste Management at (510) 613-8710 to have a free used motor oil jug delivered to you.
FREE ON-CALL BULKY ITEM PICKUP
Schedule this free service to get rid of items too large for your trash cart. Call (510) 613-8710 to schedule an individual pickup once per year at your convenience. A second bulky pickup appointment is available for the first 300 requests per year.
Seniors 62 years of age or older receive a 20% discount on services. Download the Senior Discount application.
A 10-gallon micro cart is available for those generating very little trash. Download application form.