Oakland Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Oakland trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Oakland is in California with Concord to the northeast, Alameda to the south, San Francisco to the west, Berkeley to the north.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Oakland Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/services/apartment-condo-residents/

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

There is no trash, compost or recycle collection on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. During years when these holidays fall on a weekday, pickup is one day later for the rest of the week, including Saturday. For example, if your regular service day is Tuesday service will occur on Wednesday, or if your regular service day is Friday service will occur on Saturday.

Oakland Trash Collection Map

Oakland Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/bulky-service/

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture and carpets
  • Non-hazardous items
  • (box or bag loose items),
  • Painted wood/doors, home remodeling debris
  • Appliances
  • monitors, electronics
  • Automobile tires
  • Scrap metal, cardboard
  • Plant debris, branches, clean wood

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Hazardous or Medical Waste: For disposal options, please visit the Alameda County HHW Program website (1-800-606-6606)
  • Dirt, Rock or Concrete (pay extra). Visit the City of Oakland website for disposal options.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Oakland and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/what-goes-where/recycling/

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Oakland?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/bulky-service/

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.oaklandrecycles.com/services/apartment-condo-residents/

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Oakland Public Works Department?

Phone: (510) 238-3961


250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 4314
Oakland, CA 94612

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