Garbage and Recycling

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
510.638.2303

Tri-CED Recycling Complex
33377 Western Ave, Union City, CA 94587
510.471.3850

Altamont Landfill
10840 Altamont Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94551
925.455.7300

Redwood Recycling Center
8950 Redwood Highway, Novato, CA 94945
415.892.2851

irecycle@school Education Center
Waste Management and StopWaste.org 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 www.StopWaste.org.