• 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 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 sites. Some Safeway and Whole Foods Markets
    will also accept used cooking oil. Go to stopwaste.org to find a convenient site near you.
  • Food scraps along with food-soiled and shredded paper, garden debris, and untreated wood, go into the green waste cart. Keep liquids, glass, metal and all plastics out of your green cart.
  • Bulky waste pickup is paused the first two weeks in January. It will resume on January 18. Call WM at (510) 613-8710 for an appointment.
  • In addition to English, information on the  Oro Loma website (www. oroloma.org) is available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese.
  • Ribbons and foil wrapping paper go in the trash. Regular wrapping paper goes in recycling.