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BATTERY & CELLPHONE RECYCLING - FREE
Household batteries (AAA, AA, B, C, D & small button batteries), including rechargeable and cell phone batteries, can be recycled. Please follow these simple guidelines for curbside battery recycling:
- Call Tri-CED to request a clear plastic zip-lock bag for battery and cell phone recycling.
- Put batteries and cell phones in the bag. For safety reasons, please tape the ends of lithium batteries.
- Place the sealed plastic bag on the ground next to your grey cart (not inside the cart) on your collection day.
Call Tri-CED Community Recycling at (510) 537-9963 or (510) 429-8030 for more information about curbside battery recycling or to request a plastic bag for battery recycling. Or visit Tri-CED at http://www.tri-ced.org/index.php?page=city-of-hayward-residents
SELF-HAUL COUPON TO HAUL TWO CUBIC YARDS - FREE
Waste Management provides coupons that waive the fee for disposal of up to two cubic yards of household garbage (no bulky or HHW items) self-hauled to the Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex. Coupons are limited to only one coupon per household per year. To request a coupon, call (510) 537-5500 or visit the Hayward Pay Station at 22770 Main Street, Hayward.
HOLIDAY TREE COLLECTION - FREE
Trees are collected curbside during the first two weeks of January, on your regular pickup day.
Only clean trees, cut into 5 foot sections or smaller without stands, lights or decorations will be collected.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)
HHW Drop-off Center is located at 2091 West Winton Avenue, Hayward and is available to all Alameda County residents. No appointment is needed. The facility is open 9am-2:30pm and Saturdays 9am-4pm. For more information and operating schedule, call (800) 606-6606.
LOW INCOME ASSISTANCE
The City of Hayward offers a discount on garbage rates for low-income residents. Please download and complete the application or contact the city at (510) 583-4610 for assistance.
MOTOR OIL & FILTER COLLECTION -FREE
Free containers for recycling used motor oil and filters are available to all Hayward residents. Please call Tri-CED at (510) 429-8030 or (510) 537-9963 for special oil containers and bags for your oil filters. You may place a maximum of two fully sealed, one-gallon plastic containers of uncontaminated (meaning not mixed) used motor oil at curbside on your designated pick-up day. Please always dispose of motor oil and anti-freeze properly. Never pour used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or down a storm drain, they are harmful to the environment.
ON-CALL BULKY ITEM PICKUP – FREE
You call, we’ll haul. Call (510) 537-5500 to schedule a pickup twice per year at your convenience. Watch for guidelines in the mail. Download information. Click here to watch a video on how to use the service.