Illegal dumping is everyone’s problem

Not only is illegal dumping unsightly, it puts the whole community at risk. A piece of furniture, a few tires, and some trash dumped on a street corner or empty lot encourages more illegal dumping. Rats and other vermin have a new home. Property values decline. Children playing among the debris are at particular risk. Illegal dumping affects everyone.

Who to call

Oro Loma collects trash, recycling, and green waste/organics from residents and businesses in the District. Its contract with Waste Management does not provide for street cleanup, public refuse containers, or removal of illegally dumped items on city streets or private property. Cities and counties are responsible to ensure removal of illegally dumped items. Here is the contact information to report illegal dumping in the public right-of-way:

City of Hayward (510) 881-7745

City of San Leandro (510) 577-3400

Alameda County (510) 670-5500

(for unincorporated areas)

You can also go online to www.acpwa.org/request-services to report illegal dumping in the county.

Two free bulky pickups a year

Oro Loma single-family residential customers are entitled to two free bulky pickups per year. Household furniture and mattresses, large appliances, trash, and small appliances are among the items accepted. Items over 75 lbs., hazardous waste, and rocks, dirt, concrete or construction debris are not accepted. To schedule your bulky pickup, call Waste Management at least two weeks in advance at (510) 613-8710. You will receive a postcard in the mail confirming the date of your bulky pickup. More information is available at oroloma.org/bulky-waste-pickup/.