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Good morning Oakland Residents,We would like to inform you all on TOP CONTIMANTION ITEMS that unfortunately end up in th...
04/12/2021

Good morning Oakland Residents,
We would like to inform you all on TOP CONTIMANTION ITEMS that unfortunately end up in the grey recycling containers. The following items are examples that do not belong in the grey recycling containers: thin plastic, batteries, food, food-soiled paper, .and clothing. See images for examples. Please share and let's work together on correcting these common mistakes. For any additional information regarding this items please contact us at (510)238-7283 or email your questions/concerns at [email protected]. Thank you! ♻

StopWaste.Org
04/07/2021

StopWaste.Org

Since we've been on the topic of eggs 😏 wondering if the eggs in your fridge are still fresh? Try the fun and easy fresh egg test to find out. https://bit.ly/3uliLQS

03/31/2021
StopWaste.Org

StopWaste.Org

Spring cleaning? Get rid of toxics like old paint, pesticides, and batteries for free at your local household hazardous waste facility. Just box them up and our fast and friendly crew will take care of the rest! Appointment details at www.StopWaste.org/HHW.

In Honor of Women’s History Month- Meet some of the women collecting your waste and sorting your recycling.
03/25/2021

In Honor of Women’s History Month- Meet some of the women collecting your waste and sorting your recycling.

CalRecycle
03/24/2021
CalRecycle

CalRecycle

Researchers couldn't believe what they discovered in Dubai: 2,000 plastic bags in the belly of a camel. Via Washington Post

New mattress? Drop off your old one for free in Oakland ♻!
03/17/2021

New mattress? Drop off your old one for free in Oakland ♻!

03/16/2021
Food Shift

Click the above link for a tasty smoothie recipe ♻ Say NO to FOOD WASTE.

Food Shift is reducing the harmful impacts of wasted food and improving community health through the recovery, redistribution, and processing of surplus food. Our social enterprise kitchen provides job training to individuals with barriers to employment.

Hello Oakland Residents,We would like to inform you all on TOP CONTIMANTION ITEMS that unfortunately end up in the grey ...
03/13/2021

Hello Oakland Residents,

We would like to inform you all on TOP CONTIMANTION ITEMS that unfortunately end up in the grey recycling containers. The following items are examples that do not belong in the grey recycling containers: polystyrene foam, lightbulbs, food soiled paper, and plastic packaging. See images for examples. Please share and let's work together on correcting these common mistakes. For any additional information regarding this items please contact us at (510)238-7283 or email your questions/concerns at [email protected]. Thank you! ♻

Are you the lucky owner of a lemon tree or have you been gifted a heap of lemons from a friend? Here are yummy tips from...
03/04/2021

Are you the lucky owner of a lemon tree or have you been gifted a heap of lemons from a friend? Here are yummy tips from Zero-Waste Chef to use them up - from rind to juice! 🍋🍋🍋

In my quest to squeeze as much goodness as possible out of lemons, I started a batch of limoncello, a lemon liqueur. With a vegetable peeler, I removed the peels of a bunch of organic, unwaxed lemons and am steeping them in vodka.

My lemons were massive so let’s say I used the equivalent of 7 medium lemons. I carefully removed the peel (not the pith) from the lemons using a vegetable peeler, placed the pith-less peels in a clean jar, poured 500ml of vodka (a generous 2 cups) over top and closed the jar. After this steeps for a month, I’ll strain the infused vodka and add a simple sugar syrup to it. I’ll start with 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water and add more sugar syrup to the lemony vodka to taste if necessary.

I plan on using a little bit of the finished limoncello to bake biscotti and a grown-up lemon cake. I think those will taste fabulous. The majority of the limoncello will go into the freezer. One day—soon, I hope—I’ll ply guests with it!

Do you change your own oil? We would love to hear from you! Please click on the link below to answer a few simple questi...
03/03/2021

Do you change your own oil? We would love to hear from you! Please click on the link below to answer a few simple questions that will help us design easier ways for DIYers to recycle used motor oil and filters. Learn more or participate here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/MotorOilFB

Join Chef Alison this Wednesday to learn tips to save money, food, and time while fighting climate change!
02/26/2021

Join Chef Alison this Wednesday to learn tips to save money, food, and time while fighting climate change!

Want to learn how to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste in your home while minimizing your climate impact? We're partnering with Community Climate Solutions for a free online event on March 3rd with special guest Chef Alison of Ends & Stems who will give you hands-on, easy tips to get started. Join us! https://bit.ly/3dyfHfb

StopWaste.Org
02/19/2021

StopWaste.Org

Calling all nonprofits and businesses in Alameda County working on innovative projects to prevent waste! Apply now for a grant to support your work - up to $475k in total funding. Deadline to apply is March15. www.stopwaste.org/grants.

Did you know that used motor oil and filters can be recycled? Unlike standard recyclables, used motor oil and filters ca...
02/17/2021

Did you know that used motor oil and filters can be recycled? Unlike standard recyclables, used motor oil and filters cannot be placed in your recycling cart. Visit oaklandrecycles.com to learn about the recycling options available to you in Oakland!

You probably know that used motor oil can be re-refined to produce new, high-quality lubricating oil that works just as ...
02/10/2021

You probably know that used motor oil can be re-refined to produce new, high-quality lubricating oil that works just as well as—or better than!—virgin oil. But do you know what happens to motor oil filters when recycled? Check out our mini infographic to learn something new!

Ever wonder why?
02/03/2021

Ever wonder why?

#TuesdayTip: Because they’re made of mixed materials, chip bags are not recyclable in your curbside bin. Get more factoids here: recyclebycity.com

Does your winter to-do list include an at-home oil change? If so, make a plan for recycling your used motor oil and filt...
02/03/2021

Does your winter to-do list include an at-home oil change? If so, make a plan for recycling your used motor oil and filter at the curb or with a local Certified Collection Center. Oakland Recycles offers an up-to-date directory of small shops that will pay for your used motor oil and filters. Good for the environment, and good for your wallet!

Still looking for a New Years' resolution that's not only easy, but good for your pocketbook and great for Oakland? Reso...
02/01/2021

Still looking for a New Years' resolution that's not only easy, but good for your pocketbook and great for Oakland? Resolve to recycle! Go beyond paper, plastic, metal and glass this year, and learn about the right way to recycle used motor oil, filters, and other hazardous household items that can't go into the trash.

您是否正在思索一個即簡單又省錢並且還對屋崙市有幫助的新年心願呢?下定決心回收吧!今年除了紙類、塑膠、金屬及玻璃的資源回收之外,還可以了解回收廢機油、使用過的過濾器以及其他無法丟進垃圾桶的有害生活用品之正確方法。
02/01/2021

您是否正在思索一個即簡單又省錢並且還對屋崙市有幫助的新年心願呢?下定決心回收吧!今年除了紙類、塑膠、金屬及玻璃的資源回收之外,還可以了解回收廢機油、使用過的過濾器以及其他無法丟進垃圾桶的有害生活用品之正確方法。

¿Busca una resolución de Año Nuevo que no solo sea fácil, sino buena para su cartera e ideal para Oakland? ¡Decida recic...
02/01/2021

¿Busca una resolución de Año Nuevo que no solo sea fácil, sino buena para su cartera e ideal para Oakland? ¡Decida reciclar! Vaya más allá de papel, plástico, metal y vidrio este año y aprenda la manera correcta de reciclar aceite de motor usado, filtros y otros artículos domésticos peligrosos que no pueden entrar en la basura.

PCC’s new working groups are helping grocers along the Pacific Coast coordinate their #foodwaste reduction efforts – whi...
11/10/2020
PCC Launches Dairy, Produce and Policy Working Groups to Foster Greater Collaboration Among Food Retailers and the Public Sector around Food Waste Reduction Best Practices - Pacific Coast Collaborative

PCC’s new working groups are helping grocers along the Pacific Coast coordinate their #foodwaste reduction efforts – which benefits the entire region. Learn how to join the Voluntary Agreement and take #climateaction: https://pacificcoastcollaborative.org/pcc-launches-dairy-produce-policy-workgroups/ #PCCLeads

The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC) is committed to supporting businesses that are implementing measures to reduce and prevent wasted food in the region by 50% by the year 2030 as part of the West Coast Voluntary Agreement to Reduce Wasted Food.

Edible Food Recovery Technical Council - CRRA
11/10/2020

Edible Food Recovery Technical Council - CRRA

Please join us for the Edible Food Recovery Technical Council's Kick-Off Webinar next Tuesday, November 17 from 12-1pm. Learn about our goals and share your input on what you want to see during the upcoming year.

Register for free : https://crra.wildapricot.org/event-4043728

StopWaste.Org
10/15/2020

StopWaste.Org

Alameda County Boaters! ⛵ 🛥️ Did you know that flares are explosives and are hazardous if stored or disposed of improperly? Get rid of your expired flares for free at this one-day collection event on Sunday, Oct. 18. Make an appointment for easy drop-off: www.StopWaste.org/marineflare

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#DYK old string lights and light bulbs, broken glass and dishes do not belong in the recycle bin? Learn more at oaklandr...
08/28/2020

#DYK old string lights and light bulbs, broken glass and dishes do not belong in the recycle bin? Learn more at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/. #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycle @CAWasteSolutions

Camping and BBQ  are lots of fun, but the leftover propane tanks aren’t. ⛺ When you’re taking out the trash, remember th...
08/24/2020

Camping and BBQ are lots of fun, but the leftover propane tanks aren’t. ⛺ When you’re taking out the trash, remember that propane tanks should be taken to household hazardous waste. Learn more at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/ #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycle @CAWasteSolutions

Are you receiving more packages? Do you have lots of cardboard boxes? Fold and bundle large cardboard to be under 3’x3’ ...
08/21/2020

Are you receiving more packages? Do you have lots of cardboard boxes? Fold and bundle large cardboard to be under 3’x3’ and place it next to the cart. Learn more at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/ #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycle @CAWasteSolutions

08/19/2020
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Do you recycle right? Watch this new video to find out. Stay current and learn more at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/ #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycle @CAWasteSolutions

#DYK the service provider issues surcharges for having the wrong material in the recycle bin? The surcharge will increas...
08/14/2020

#DYK the service provider issues surcharges for having the wrong material in the recycle bin? The surcharge will increase with repeated issues. Recycle right and avoid paying a surcharge! #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycle @CAWasteSolutions @WasteManagement

Oakland's curbside recycling service does not accept single use utensils. 🍴 🥄#Protip: Avoid single use items completely ...
08/12/2020

Oakland's curbside recycling service does not accept single use utensils. 🍴 🥄#Protip: Avoid single use items completely and bring reusable utensils with you when you travel! #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycles @CAWasteSolutions

Did you know that most household appliances are not recyclable? Visit oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/ for information...
08/10/2020

Did you know that most household appliances are not recyclable? Visit oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/ for information on proper disposal. #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycles @CAWasteSolutions

Are you updating your home? Did you know home remodel items do not belong in the recycling bin?  Check oaklandrecycles.c...
08/08/2020

Are you updating your home? Did you know home remodel items do not belong in the recycling bin? Check oaklandrecycles.com to see if it’s accepted in Oakland’s curbside service. #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycles @CAWasteSolutions

Make sure your recycling is empty, clean, and dry!  Keep your recycling empty of liquids, scrape food residue into the g...
08/05/2020

Make sure your recycling is empty, clean, and dry! Keep your recycling empty of liquids, scrape food residue into the green bin, and ensure paper and cardboard stays dry. Learn more about Oakland’s recycling rules at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/. #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycles @CAWasteSolution

Remember to put household batteries in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycle bin, and your motor oil recycling kit...
08/03/2020

Remember to put household batteries in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycle bin, and your motor oil recycling kit next to the bin.
Learn more about Oakland’s battery recycling rules at oaklandrecycles.com/recycle-right/. #RecycleRight #Recycle

@OakRecycles @CAWasteSolutions

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Hey Oakland residents - tell us how you recycle and compost! Please take our brief survey so that we can learn and better serve you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NJQSPRX
Hello, I have a couch that I want to get rid of asap, friends have a truck, can you message me where we can bring it, and how much the fee is? Thank you!
Join us Nov 2 or Nov 13 at a Town Hall to update the City's (Equitable) Climate Action Plan for 2030! The City needs to hear your voice on a range of material reuse and recycling, urban greening, transit, building energy and other fronts, helping target resources to where they are most needed. Details and registration here (scroll down to Town Halls):
Offer more bulk pickups per household each year. Once per year is below industry standard.
when is your next bulky pickup? there's not one for april.
What about those "Compostable" utensils? They are everywhere, can they go in the green bin?
Help keep your Oakland neighborhood clean. Get your free bulky pickup each year to remove extra trash and bulky items. Call Waste Management at 510-613-8710.
Oakland Recycles @ #theblackcowboyparade
Can I put "used" compressed wood pellet kitty litter (Feline Pine) in the compost bin?
Good afternoon I am looking for someplace to donate a large amount of yard debris. My son cut our elderly neighbors back yard down that hasn't been cut in around 20 or more years so there is approximately 2-3 tons of cut up trees and bushes. Do you guys accept things like this or know anyone who does ? Thank you.
A couple of questions: (1) Is it OK to put bottles in a cardboard box in the recycling? (2) Is it OK to put paper in a cardboard box in the recycling? The website seems to imply that the answer to both would be no -- is that the case?
Why has the free Bulk Drop off days been discontinued? It was great for people who have no curb space for a pickup. I also help cut down on illegal dumping !!