Don’t Forget

Collection dates

If your trash, recycling, or green waste collection dates fall on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or  New Year’s Day, your pickup will occur on the next calendar day.

Cooking oil clogs plumbing and sewer pipes

Thinking of deep frying your holiday turkey this year? Don’t forget that when you pour used cooking  oil—and other fats and grease—down the drain, they don’t go away. Fats, oil, and grease stay around to clog your plumbing and sewer pipes. Instead, pour oil from deep frying into a sealable container and bring it to one of Alameda County’s household hazardous waste collection sites. Some Safeway and Whole Foods Markets will also accept used cooking oil. Go to to find a convenient site near you.