Waste & Recycling

Waste & Recycling

Find your local drop-off facilities and recyclers.

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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 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.


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.

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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.

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).

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.


BioCellection invent technologies to transform unrecyclable PE into virgin-quality building blocks for a circular economy.

Black Earth Compost

Food Waste Collection and Composting Across Eastern MA

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.

CA Dept. of Conservation, Division of Recycling (DOC/DOR)

The Department of Conservation, Division of Recycling administers the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act (Act) enacted in 1986. The primary goal of the Act is to achieve and maintain high recycling rates for each beverage container type included in the program. The Division provides a number of services to achieve these goals, including enforcement, auditing, grant funding, technical assistance and education.

California Waste Solutions

California Waste Solutions provides recycling, waste management and materials brokering services to public and private sector clients throughout northern California.

Label Emmaüs

Label Emmaüs est le premier site de e-commerce multi-vendeurs français dont le catalogue soit exclusivement alimenté par des acteurs du Mouvement Emmaüs et ses partenaires de l’économie sociale et solidaire (ESS).