Attend a Bulky Block Party for free large-item disposal

Join us one Saturday each month, January through October, to dispose of your large unwanted items—the right way, and for free! These events are for Oakland residents only. Please bring proof of residency, such as a utility bill.

Join us for the next Bulky Block Party on Saturday February 24th! Check this website regularly for upcoming Bulky Block Party dates.

Upcoming 2024 Bulky Block Party Dates

Photo of a flat bed truck loaded with bulky junk
  • Saturday February 24th
  • Saturday March 23rd
  • Saturday April 27th

Event Details

Bulky Block Parties are held once a month, January through October, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 7101 Edgewater Drive. Oakland residents may drop off items that don't fit in their trash cart at home—for free!

This service is open to residents only – proof of residency such as a household bill will be required. Commercial customers will be redirected from these events – they may pay to dispose of large trash loads nearby at the Waste Management Davis Street Transfer Station, located at 2615 Davis Street in San Leandro.

Additionally, Oakland Public Works will be limiting the type of rental vehicles allowed at the event. Personal vehicles and rental moving vehicles like trucks and vans up to a length of 10’ are still permitted. Rental moving trucks over 10’ will be redirected to the Davis Street Transfer Station. These updates are intended to keep more Oaklanders moving through the line more swiftly.

What Materials are Accepted?

All residential bulky trash is welcome, except for hazardous waste or materials.

NOT PERMITTED:

  • paints & coatings
  • oil
  • gasoline
  • auto fluids
  • propane
  • gas cylinders
  • cleaners/ bleach
  • garden products (pesticides, fertilizer, weed killer)
  • batteries
  • bulbs/ lamps
  • syringes
  • pool & spa chemicals
  • appliances with hazardous waste such as antifreeze or oil, etc.

Who Can Participate?

All Oakland residents, including homeowners and renters, are eligible to dispose of their household bulky items at these events.

NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE:

  • businesses
  • for-hire haulers
  • contractors
  • painters
  • organizations / clubs
  • non-profits
  • apartments & condominium managers

Additional Tips and Resources

Used oil can be recycled at any Used Oil Collection Center (UOCC): Search for Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

Paints can be recycled at any PaintCare location: https://www.paintcare.org/drop-off-sites/

Residents of Alameda County can dispose of household hazardous waste, at any Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste drop off location: www.stopwaste.org/HHW

If you own a small business in Alameda County and need to dispose of business-generated hazardous waste, please visit www.stopwaste.org/business-hazardous-waste

If you are a landlord or owner of residential rental units, please visit www.stopwaste.org/residential-landlord-service

Alternative Bulky Disposal Options

Curbside Bulky Pickup service is provided by Waste Management of Alameda County as a part of the City of Oakland’s Zero Waste program. Residents of single-family homes or buildings with four or less units can schedule up to two FREE pick-ups per year. All others may schedule one per year. Residents may also schedule one FREE drop-off per year at the Davis Street Transfer Station. Homeowners and property managers may contact Waste Management directly to schedule a bulky pick-up or drop-off by calling (510) 613-8710 or visiting www.oaklandrecycles.com/bulky-pickup-services.