Oakland - The Bright Side of the Bay
420,000 strong and growing...
Oakland, California, is a major West Coast port city and the busiest port for San Francisco and all of Northern California. Oakland's 390,724 residents enjoy the balmy Mediterranean climate (averaging 260 sunny days each year), a vibrant cultural life, and world-class sporting events at the Oracle Arena & Coliseum complex. Oakland also boasts some seminal Northern California landmarks, such as the Paramount and Fox Theaters, Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate, and was once home to Jack London (his cabin still resides in Jack London Square).
A Cleaner, Greener, Oakland
As evident by the many ambitious "green city" initiatives, Oakland has a strong legacy of environmental leadership, and, in fact, is continually listed among the top cities in the United States for sustainability practices. With that in mind, the city offers a wide array of services for garbage, composting, and recycling collection through Oakland Recycles.
Oakland Garbage Guidelines
What city trash collectors will/won't take
Oakland trash pickup services through Oakland Recycles offers standard 3 bin pick-up services to 0akland residents and businesses. However, large item/bulky item pickups are limited to once per year, are subject to strict guidelines, and can take up to two weeks to schedule. For a clean, green, and fast option to dispose of your unwanted junk and trash...