Our Upcoming Events
Oakland's New Trash, Recycling and Compost Services Began July 1, 2015
For current information, click the links below.
|New Services for Residents||New Services for Businesses|
|Getting Started for Businesses|
|Multifamily Property Manager Assistance||Business Trash and Compost Rates|
|Multifamily Property Manager Toolkit|
|1-4 unit Residential Rates|
|5+ Unit Residential Rates||Construction & Demolition Recycling|
|5+ Unit Sample Services & Charges||Event Recycling|
|Program Guides||Fats, Oils & Grease|
Visit the new OaklandRecycles.com to:
Oakland Public Works
Environmental Services Division, Recycling Program
250 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5301
Oakland, CA 94612-2034
Phone: (510) 238-SAVE (238-7283)
Fax: (510) 238-7286
TDD: (510) 238-3254
Find Out More About...
Re-Create Art Contest Now Open
Ready, Set, Recycle
Oakland Food Vendors – Greenware Ordinance Guide Available in Multiple Languages
Event Recycling in Oakland
Bay Area Green Business Program
First Reduce, then Reuse, then Recycle & Rot
It takes resources and energy to manufacture and transport all products, including recyclables. So cutting down on waste disposal through Reduce and Reuse activities provides more economic, social and environmental benefits than recycling and composting alone.
A Sustainable City means making our City safe, healthy and vibrant with opportunity and well-being for all — while acting within the capacity of natural systems. Learn more about waste reduction and the four R's.
Bring Your Own Bag
Single-use bags—whether paper or plastic—create waste and litter and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about our Bring Your Own Bag Campaign.
Reduce Junk Mail
Unwanted mail and catalogs clutter homes, and every year the paper industry cuts down 100 million trees in the U.S. annually to produce it. It’s good to recycle your junk mail. It’s even better to stop getting it. We have more information to help you reduce your unwanted junk mail.
The Future: A Zero Waste Oakland
Oakland is working passionately toward becoming a Sustainable City—a place where we can meet our current needs while ensuring that future generations can live rewarding and healthy lives. To learn more about the strategic plan to make Oakland waste free by 2020, click here.
Fats, Oil, Grease (FOG)
Fats, oils & grease (FOG) cause blockages in Oakland sewer pipes when poured down the drain at home or work. Don't pour FOG down the drain, and visit the FOG webpage to read guidelines for disposing of FOG.
Rules & Regulations
Download the Green Food Packaging Ordinance—Effective January 1, 2007, Oakland food vendors may no longer use polystyrene foam (such as Styrofoam) disposable food service ware. To find out more, visit the Green Food Packaging Ordinance page.
Download the Construction and Demolition Ordinance—Keeping 96,000 tons construction debris out of landfills takes some effort and you are part of the ongoing efforts to raise that number. Get more information on the Construction & Demolition Recycling page.