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Are You a Model Recycler?

Upbeat, positive Oakland residents are sought for a City of Oakland video project to promote good recycling behavior. Models must live in Oakland. They are looking for English, Spanish and Chinese speakers. If you are available for a one-hour commitment during the day on March 19, 20 and 21, please send your name, email, phone number […]

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America Recycles Day Deemed Success

Waste Management, Keep Oakland Beautiful, and other sponsors send a hearty thanks to attendees young and old who came out to America Recycles Day at Waste Management’s facility in San Leandro!  There were loads of fun activities for kids — including raffle prizes — as well as an opportunity for everyone to learn about where […]

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How To Get Rid Of Bulky Trash Items.

  Pop Quiz: You bought a new couch and you want to dispose of the old, beat-up one that your cat destroyed. What do you do? a)      Drag the old couch into the woods behind your house. b)      Leave it on the curb and pray that somebody takes it. c)       Drop it into the Oakland […]

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How Can You Safely Dispose of Hazardous Household Waste?

Pop quiz: You have a mountain of old paint cans in the corner of your garage. What can you do?   a)      Throw them in your recyclables bin (please don’t!). b)      Keep collecting them until you’ve built a wall (been there, done that). c)       Dig a hole and bury them in your backyard. d)      Sneak […]

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What can you do when you see illegal dumping?

Pop quiz: You see a beat-up boxspring, mattress, and couch, illegally dumped on the side of the road where you live. What can you do? a)      Complain that everybody except you is irresponsible, then go on about your day. b)      Rent a truck and dump the eye-sore on somebody else’s property. c)       Call the Mayor […]

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