Hayward Customer Service Number
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
(510) 537-9963
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Upcoming Events

january 2018

1janAll DayNew Years HolidayNO Pick Up Monday, 1/1/18. Service will be delayed one day for the week. Office & Buy Back Closed Monday, 1/1/18

Hayward Single Family Collection Programs

Recycling Collection Program

Proper Cart Set Out

Proper Cart Set Out


Collection Day

Collection Day:
Single Stream Recycling and Organics carts are serviced weekly.

  • Set out containers before 6:00 a.m.
  • Place containers in the street gutter, wheels against the curb
  • Carts should be 2 feet apart to allow for pickup by automated trucks
  • Carts should be at least 3 feet from parked vehicles
  • Remove carts from curb within 24 hours after collection.

No service on New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Christmas. If your trash service falls on or after a holiday, service will be delayed one day that week.

Single Stream Recycling

Single Stream recycling simplifies recycling because all recyclable materials are mixed together in one container. Single Stream recycling is so easy, the number of people who recycle increases; therefore, the pounds of recycled materials collected also increases. Service fees for curbside recycling collection is included in your Waste Management bill.

For more information about single stream recycling, please call Tri-CED Community Recycling at (510) 537-9963.

Acceptable Materials to Place Inside Recycling Cart

It is very important to the success of the City of Hayward’s recycling programs that residents place only the correct items in the recycling cart.

Acceptable Recycling Materials

Only place recyclable materials into your recycling container!

  • Newspaper (including inserts, coupons and store advertisements)
  • Mixed paper (including office paper, computer paper, magazines, junk mail, catalogs, paper bags, paperboard, paper egg cartons, telephone books, colored paper, construction paper, envelopes, legal pad backings)
  • Shoe boxes, cereal boxes and other similar food boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Paper milk cartons
  • Books (hard and soft cover)
  • Glass containers of any color (brown, clear and green glass bottles and jars)
  • Aluminum (beverage containers, foil, food containers)
  • Steel, tin or bi-metal cans
  • Plastic containers #1-7
  • Aseptic beverage boxes
  • Laundry detergent bottles
  • Tubs and lids (ie: yogurt containers and Tupperware)
Unacceptable Materials to Place Inside Recycling Cart

Unacceptable Recycling Materials

Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your GREY container! Carts with unacceptable material will not be serviced.

  • Automotive Parts
  • Batteries
  • Ceramic dishware or glassware
  • Clothing, linens and rags
  • Coat hangers
  • Diapers
  • Electronics
  • Food scraps
  • Garbage
  • Glass mirrors and windows
  • Hazardous material
  • Incandescent light bulbs,
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and HIDs
  • Plastic labeled “Compostable” or “Biodegradable”
  • Plastic bags or film
  • Scrap metal
  • Soiled paper (paper cups, plates, napkins, tissues, towels, take-out boxes and greasy pizza boxes)
  • Styrofoam
  • Waxed cardboard and paper
  • Waxy paper milk or juice cartons
  • Wood
  • Yard trimmings
Recycling Cart Sizes

Tri-CED offers 3 sizes of recycling carts. A 64-gallon cart is the standard for single family households. You may request a smaller (32-gallon) or larger (96-gallon) recycling cart. To order a new cart, call Tri-CED at (510) 537-9963.

Side Yard Service

Backyard or side yard collection is available for residents with disabilities. Call Waste Management Customer Service at (510) 537-5500 for eligibility information.

Curbside Used Motor Oil and Filter Recycling

tri-ced-used-oilMotor oil and anti-freeze not properly disposed of can pollute groundwater, harm San Francisco Bay and place people and pets at risk. You should never pour used oil or anti-freeze on the ground or down a storm drain, nor should it be placed in refuse or recycling containers.

Free containers for recycling use motor oil and filters are available to all Hayward residents. Please all Tri-CED at (510) 537-9963 for special oil containers and bags for your oil filters. You may place a maximum of two fully sealed, one-gallon plastic containers of uncontaminated (meaning not mixed) used motor oil at curbside on your designated pick-up day.

Free Drop Off

Free Drop Off

The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program also will accept a maximum of five gallons of used motor oil, filters anti-freeze and batteries. When recycling a used oil filter, be sure to drain it first, place it in a leak proof, tightly sealed plastic bag. Help avoid contamination by not mixing used motor oil with any other automotive products such as gasoline, solvents, antifreeze, and cleaners.

Hayward Drop-Off Center

2091 West Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
(800) 606-6606 or (510) 670-6460

Curbside Household Battery and Cell Phone Recycling

Batteries are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contained within. For this reason, all batteries must be recycled, or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility, a universal waste handler, or an authorized recycling facility. Used batteries have enough remaining voltage to cause a fire, leak or explosion if not handled properly. Never burn or dispose f batteries in the trash. Please call the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program at (800) 606-6606 for more information on disposal of batteries and other household hazardous waste.

Please call Tri-CED at (510) 537-9963 to request a clear plastic zip-lock bag for battery and cell phone recycling.

Accepted Batteries

Accepted Batteries

Recycling batteries helps protect the environment!

  • AAA, AA, C, D
  • 9-volt
  • Alkaline
  • Rechargeable
  • Lithium and coin cells (IMPORTANT: Please tape ends to prevent short circuits)
  • Small button-size hearing aid cells
  • Old Cell Phones
  • NO car batteries please!