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Holiday Service Schedule

Backyard Collection
Battery Recycling
Holiday Tree-Cycling
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
LampTracker Program
Low Income Assistance
Motor Oil & Filter Collection
Neighborhood & On-Call Bulky


Backyard Collection
Carts can be collected from backyards for an additional fee, or no fee for qualifying disabled individuals. Call (510) 613-8710 for details.

Battery Recycling - Free
Household batteries (AAA, AA, B, C, D & small button batteries), including rechargeable and cell phone batteries, can be recycled. Place batteries in a clear plastic bag, seal shut & tape to the top of the gray recyclables cart.

Holiday Tree Recycling Pickup - Free
Trees are picked up curbside during the first two weeks of January, on your regular pickup day. Only clean trees will be picked up: no “snow” flocking, stands or decorations. Trees must be cut to less than 5 feet tall.

Click here to download informational tree recycling flier.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW Drop-off Center is located at 2100 East 7th St., Oakland. The facility is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s week - 9am-1pm. Available to all Alameda County residents and no appointment is needed. For more information & schedule, call (800) 606-6606 or visit

Lamptracker Program - Free
Recycle compact fluorescent bulbs from the convenience of your home with the free mailback Lamptracker program provided by Waste Management and the City of Emeryville. Call (510) 613-8710 or e-mail to request your free Mercury VaporLok container in a pre-paid mail back box.

Low Income Assistance
Single-Family Dwelling Customers that can demonstrate that they receive assistance under PG&E’s California Alternative Rates for Energy Program (CARE) as it currently exists and is administered, shall receive a discount of twelve and one-half percent (12.5%) on their monthly Collection Service rate.

Motor Oil & Filter Collection - Free
Place filled motor oil recycling jug & filter bag curbside, next to the your garbage cart. Do not put kit in the cart. Call Waste Management at (510) 613-8710 to have a free used motor oil jug delivered to you. Put used filters in a customer-provided sealed plastic bag.

This program is for motor oil only; for cooking oil recycling, call the City of Emeryville at (510) 596-3728.

Neighborhood & On-Call Bulky Pickup - Free
Neighborhood pickups are scheduled for the month of April. Watch for future mailers with exact dates and information.

On-Call Bulky - you call, we’ll haul. Call (510) 613-8710 to schedule an individual pickup once per year at your convenience. Watch for guidelines in the mail.