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December 27, 2011 > Holiday schedule for garbage service & free tree recycling

Holiday schedule for garbage service & free tree recycling

During the holidays, garbage, recycling, and organics collection service for Hayward residents will be on regularly scheduled days as Christmas and New Year's fall on Sunday.

Waste Management of Alameda County in conjunction with Hayward Sanitary District is providing free Holiday Tree Recycling on regular collection days in January. The trees will be composted. Green waste in Alameda County is banned in landfills. Waste Management produces OMRI listed compost for organic farming from residential food scraps and green waste in Alameda and Marin counties. To learn more visit

Holiday Tree Recycling
Monday, January 2 thru Friday, January 13 on regular collection day

Place tree curbside - Only clean trees are acceptable (free of flocking, ornaments, tinsel and stands: plastic, metal or nailed wood). Cut tree to 5'-6' length.

Plastic or flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be cut to fit into the trash cart with the lid closed.

After January 13, residents may cut their trees to fit into their Yard Waste cart with the lid closed and the trees will be recycled.

Residents seeking more information about Holiday Tree Recycling, Collection Schedule or other services provided by Waste Management, may call - (510) 537-5500

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