Schedule a Bulky Waste Pickup

Consider donating useful items or having a garage sale before calling bulky waste

Before throwing out useful items from your garage or basement, consider donating them to charity or holding a garage sale. Old magazines and newspapers can be recycled, as can corrugated cardboard and many types of plastic and metal containers. For other items, remember, as an Oro Loma residential customer you are entitled to two free bulky waste pickups per calendar year. Pickup is by appointment only. Call Waste Management at (510) 613-8710 at least two weeks in advance to schedule your date. Click HERE to see the confirmation card that you will receive in the mail.

How to Prepare

  • Have items ready for pick-up by 5:30 a.m., but please do not set them out the night before, as other people may add to the pile and you may incur charges
  • Place pickup items in the street, next to the curb
  • Do not block the sidewalk
  • Make sure that large or bulky items do not topple or roll into the street
  • Cover an area no larger than two regular sidewalk squares
  • Customers will be charged for pickup of items that exceed program limits
  • Before throwing out usable items, consider donating them to charity or holding a garage sale
  • Old magazines and newspapers can be recycled, as can corrugated cardboard and many types of plastic and metal containers.

Bulky Waste How-To Video (1:23)

An overview of what types of materials and furnishings are accepted, and how to schedule and prepare  for your bulky waste pickup.  Oro Loma Sanitary District customers are allowed two bulky waste pickups per year.

What you can include:

You may include items from ALL of the categories below in one pickup as long as:

  1. items are within the stated limits for each category
  2. items meet the preparation guidelines above,
  3. no single item weighs over 75 pounds, and
  4. does NOT contain hazardous waste, rocks, dirt, concrete, or construction debris.

Large residential appliances

up to three large appliances

Automobile tires

up to four, passenger vehicles only, no rims

Household furniture and mattresses

up to three large items

Yard trimmings and wood

  • Branches or wood must not exceed 4′ long or 6″ in diameter
  • Branches and limbs must be bundled
  • Clean, untreated, unpainted wood only
  • Please do NOT place the green waste in plastic bags

Trash and small appliances

  • Trash must be in large bags or other disposable containers
  • Containers will not be returned
  • Up to 2 cubic yards, which is approximately 16 large trash bags or a stack 3ft. x 3ft. x 6ft.

What NOT to include:

No single item over 75 pounds

No hazardous waste

Paint, solvents, gasoline, antifreeze, oil, car batteries, pesticides or materials containing asbestos. For hazardous waste disposal information, contact the Alameda County Hazardous Waste Program at (800) 606-6606 or visit www.household-hazwaste.org

No rocks, dirt, concrete, or construction debris