Garbage and Recycling

A message from Waste Management on March 27, 2020:

Beginning Monday, March 30, Waste Management will suspend bulky pickup and excess waste pick up programs in Hayward. This measure is being taken to focus on collection of trash, recyclables and green waste/organics as the volume of residential waste has increased and maintaining that service is critical to protecting health and public safety.​​ This is a temporary suspension. Bulky and excess waste service will resume when the declarations of emergency and social distancing orders have been lifted. 

Waste Management also asks that all customers place any excess waste in carts. If the excess waste won’t fit in your regular cart, Waste Management will collect excess waste placed in customers’ own private carts. However Waste Management cautions that those carts could be damaged or accidentally dropped into collection vehicles by the automated loader.

A message from Waste Management on March 19, 2020:

Out of an abundance of caution Waste Management is practicing social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and has closed the Main Street office in Hayward and the 98th Ave office in Oakland to walk-in customers. 

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Learn what happens to your trash, recycling, and compost after it's hauled away by the garbage trucks. 

Where the trash goes

Your Recyclables

Residential recyclables are sorted at Tri-CED's facility in Union City. Commercial Recyclables are sorted at Waste Management's Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex in San Leandro. Watch this video about the complex sorting process. You'll be impressed.

Your Organics

Your organic waste goes first to the Davis Street Complex. It is then transferred to a larger truck and brought to Waste Management's composting facility at the Redwood Recycling Center in Marin County. Watch this video about how your food scraps and yard waste are turned into bags of organic compost.

Your Trash

Your trash goes first to the Davis Street Complex. It is then transferred to a larger truck and brought to the Altamont Landfill outside of Livermore (near the windmills). Watch this video about how Waste Management uses the natural gas created at the landfill to power its garbage trucks.

Take a Tour in Person!

As a Hayward community member, these facilities are your facilities. Contact any of the facilities to take a tour.

Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex
2615 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577

Tri-CED Recycling Complex
33377 Western Ave, Union City, CA 94587

Altamont Landfill
10840 Altamont Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94551

Redwood Recycling Center
8950 Redwood Highway, Novato, CA 94945

irecycle@school Education Center
Waste Management and run an award-winning educational center at the Davis Street Complex. The center is open for field trips from all Hayward classrooms. Field trips provide real-life application of concepts taught in the classroom in the areas of physical science, life science and investigation/experimentation. For more information about scheduling a visit to the Education Center, contact