Oakland Residential Recycling


As part of Oakland Recycles, California Waste Solutions provides recycling collection services to every Oakland household.

For complete program information including what you can and cannot recycle, go to www.OaklandRecycles.com.

Oakland Recycles is a collaboration of the City of Oakland, California Waste Solutions, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. and you! We’re committed to providing the services and information you need to recycle right.


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It is our pledge to provide every household with world-class service at the lowest cost possible. Our union workforce, recruited from and hired to represent the diversity of Oakland has been trained to provide effective, productive, customer-focused service to every household in every neighborhood.

We are working with schools, community groups and neighborhood organizations to help educate our community about the tremendous environmental benefits of recycling and how to recycle correctly.

Customer Service - You are talking to a neighbor!

For the first time in many years, all of Oakland’s recycling customers will be able to talk to a live, local voice to discuss their recycling service needs. California Waste Solutions has expanded its customer service department in Oakland to quickly and efficiently respond to your exacting service needs.

Call us at 510-OAKLAND or Email us at OaklandCS@CalWaste.com for all your recycling service needs.

For trash and compost services, to schedule a bulky pickup, or for billing inquires, contact Waste Management of Alameda County at:
Residential customers: 510-613-8710
Commercial customers: 510-613-8700
E-mail: csnorthbay@wm.com

Clean Trucks Bring Fresh Air to Our Neighborhoods.

At the start of the new Oakland service, California Waste Solutions will provide curbside recycling service to every Oakland residential customer with a multi-million dollar fleet of gleaming new, clean and efficient CNG (Natural Gas) trucks.


SPECIAL NOTICE: We Now Take Your Old Batteries

Add to Faq Batteries Recyling Containers with BatteriesOld batteries have acids that damage the land, animals and water. Give them to us to dispose of properly. Place old batteries in a plastic bag and leave them on top of your grey recycling cart so our driver can safely retrieve them.






RECYCLE RIGHT – Keep it safe and avoid the fee

When you place the right materials in the right cart, it benefits you and your community, and protects the environment. When you place the wrong materials in a cart, it can harm the environment, make recycling processing more difficult, or even injure our workers who pick up and process your recycling

Contamination of recycling materials can result in additional charges to your account.

California Waste Solutions can refuse to collect carts containing the wrong materials, and may charge contamination fees.

Goodness knows that’s a hassle and we don’t want to do it.

More than 70% of CWS workers live in Oakland. Please help keep them safe.

Be sure to follow Oakland’s recycling guide to recycle right, and avoid contamination fees. Learn more at http://www.OaklandRecycles.com.