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Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

Find your local drop-off facilities and recyclers.

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Bye Bye Mattress

This website offers a map and locator of the mattress collection and recycling centers in any geographic location, along with information on the program. By California law (Dec. 30, 2015), all new mattress and box spring sales are charged a fee which supports this statewide mattress recycling program. Valuable resources are recycled instead of sent to the landfill.

EcoHaul

Residential and commercial waste removal and hauling services. The company attempts to divert collected waste from landfills by sending it to reuse centers, donation centers, thrift stores, salvage yards. The truck is powered by biodiesel.

TOYCYCLE

TOYCYCLE’s mission is to reduce waste by connecting families in local toy reuse communities. They enable families, teachers and other child-centered non-profits or agencies to exchange gently-used toys through their website and mobile app in an effort to keep them out of landfill.

Waste Busters

Waste diversion and greening services. Events are cultural transmission points where we express and share our cultural values such as food, dance, fashion, music and more. Having a robust zero waste program helps acculturate our communities to Zero Waste, or as in San Francisco, reinforces this cultural value and builds the confidence of event attendees who appreciate sustainable event practices. Waste Busters extensive experience helping large festivals and events manage this process allows them to provide top notch programs and services to their clients.

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Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste - Oakland Facility

Accepts hazardous wastes from households and qualifying businesses in Alameda County. Accepted materials include: batteries, fluorescent bulbs, paints, adhesives, auto additives, pesticides, herbicides, some misc. chemicals, prescription and over the counter medicines (except for controlled substances). Does not accept asbestos, railroad ties, treated wood (arsenic). Also operates facilities located in Fremont, Hayward, and Livermore, which are each open on certain days for drop off. Call or check web site for addresses, hours, open dates, and detailed lists of what you can and cannot drop off.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste -- Fremont Facility

Accepts hazardous wastes from households and qualifying businesses in Alameda County. Accepted materials include: batteries, fluorescents, paints, adhesives, auto additives, pesticides, herbicides, some misc. chemicals, prescription and over the counter medicines (except for controlled substances). Does not accept asbestos, railroad ties, treated wood (arsenic). Also operates facilities located in Hayward, Livermore, and Oakland, which are each open on certain days for drop off. Call or check web site for addresses, hours, open dates, and detailed lists of what you can and cannot drop off.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste -- Hayward Facility

Accepts hazardous wastes from households and qualifying businesses in Alameda County. Accepted materials include: batteries, fluorescents, paints, adhesives, auto additives, pesticides, herbicides, some misc. chemicals, prescription and over the counter medicines (except for controlled substances). Does not accept asbestos, railroad ties, treated wood (arsenic). Also operates facilities located in Fremont, Livermore, and Oakland, which are each open on certain days for drop off. Call or check web site for addresses, hours, open dates, and detailed lists of what you can and cannot drop off.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste -- Livermore Facility

Accepts hazardous wastes from households and qualifying businesses in Alameda County. Accepted materials include: batteries, fluorescents, paints, adhesives, auto additives, pesticides, herbicides, some misc. chemicals, prescription and over the counter medicines (except for controlled substances). Does not accept asbestos, railroad ties, treated wood (arsenic). Also operates facilities located in Fremont, Hayward, and Oakland, which are each open on certain days for drop off. Call or check web site for addresses, open dates, and detailed lists of what you can and cannot drop off.

Alameda County Industries

Alameda County Industries provides residential, commercial and industrial collection services for recyclables, organics and garbage. We are the franchised hauling company for the cities of Alameda and San Leandro excluding the Oro Loma Sanitary District. For details, please see website.

Alta Bates Milvia Outpatient Pharmacy -- Herrick Campus

Collects old or unwanted medications for safe disposal,.. returned in ORIGINAL containers, with names removed from container. NO controlled substances. Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Alta Bates Peralta Outpatient Pharmacy -- Summit Campus

Collects old or unwanted medications for safe disposal,.. returned in ORIGINAL containers, with names removed from container. NO controlled substances. Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

American Textile and Supply / Peerless Materials Company

Reclaims and converts 100% post-consumer textile waste into wiping cloths (rags).

BeeGreen

Bee Green Recycling & Supply is a hive of activity helping you succeed. Offers construction debris, green waste and inert debris (such as concrete, dirt, asphalt singles) recycling services as well as landscape materials for home projects. Located in Oakland, serving locations throughout the Bay Area.

Biagini Waste Reduction Services

BWRS has been serving the Bay Area since 1992 and we take pride in finding solutions for our customers, guaranteeing that our programs will allow you to recycle more waste. BWRS offers customized programs to meet waste reduction and recycling needs. They provide: Assessment of waste reduction needs; Rent, lease & purchase options; Equipment financing; EyeSite compactor monitoring; Custom Programs. BWRS is concerned about the negative impact waste has on our environment, and our goal is to educate Bay Area businesses about the importance of recycling for our planet.

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