Collection dates

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

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 sites.

Some Safeway and Whole Foods Markets will also accept used cooking oil. Go to to find a convenient site near you.

Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling is now in effect

As of January 1, 2019, businesses in California that generate four cubic yards or more of solid waste per week must arrange for organic waste recycling services for the following: food, food-soiled paper, and yard debris. Visit for more information on the law (AB 1826). Alameda County Waste Management Authority requires all businesses that generate a significant amount of organic waste, regardless of total solid waste generated per week, to arrange for organics collection service. Visit for more information about the mandate. For help in setting up an organic waste recycling program, email

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