Welcome to Tri-CED Community Recycling

Tri-City Economic Development Corporation, also known as Tri-CED Community Recycling, operates on 4.5 acres in Union City, California. Tri-CED is California’s largest non-profit recycling operation and was incorporated in January 1980. The primary mission of Tri-CED is to employ low-income youth and adults in the recycling industry and to share residual proceeds with other non-profit organizations and preserve the environment through recycling activities.

Tri-CED operates 18 residential route trucks per day in the City of Hayward and Union City.  The Buy Back Recycling Center operates five days a week and is a certified California Redemption Center.

Tri-CED is governed by a community board of directors made up of local people.  The corporation has initiated several community benefit initiatives including the Masonic Homes of Union City, Math Science Nucleus and Niles Historical Nursery project called “Habitat Restoration” and the creation of the “Veterans Memorial Park” in Union City. Tri-CED will also be a partner in the establishment of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Activities League (DSAL) project of a 5 acre farm to be located on the property of Masonic Homes along Mission Boulevard.


Reduce  |  Reuse  |  Recycle

Union City Programs

Hayward Programs

Buy Back Recycling Center

Community Service

Upcoming Events

2017 Holiday Schedule

There will be NO curbside recycling or yard waste pick up on the following days:

  • January 1 – New Years Day
  • November 23 – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25 – Christmas Day

If your pick up day falls on or after the Holiday, your service will be delayed by one day.

Did You Know?


businesses and multi-family buildings is mandatory?

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has a Recycling Hotline? It’s (577) 786-7927

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