Attend a Bulky Block Party for free large-item disposal

Join us on the last Saturday of the 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.

**Bulky Block Parties will NOT be held in November and December**

Join us for the next Bulky Block Party on Saturday January 27th!

Upcoming Bulky Block Party Dates

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  • November 2023 – NONE
  • December 2023 – NONE
  • Saturday January 27th, 2024
  • Saturday February 24th, 2024
  • Saturday March 30th, 2024
  • Saturday April 27th, 2024
  • Saturday May 18th, 2024 (One week early, as 5/25 is Memorial Day weekend)
  • Saturday June 29th, 2024
  • Saturday July 27th, 2024
  • Saturday August 31st, 2024
  • Saturday September 28th, 2024
  • Saturday October 26th, 2024
  • November 2024 – none
  • December 2024 – none

Event Details

Bulky Block Parties are typically held the last Saturday of the 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! When the last Saturday of the month falls on a holiday weekend, the date may shift by one week. Bulky Block Parties will NOT be held in November and December of 2023.Please refer to the 2024 dates listed above.

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 bulky trash is welcome, except for any hazardous waste or materials including: 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 home owners and renters.

Who cannot participate: businesses, for-hire haulers, contractors, painters, organizations, apartments & condominium managers, clubs, and non-profits.

  • If you are a resident of Alameda County and you have household hazardous waste, please visit the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste drop off locations:

Additional Tips

You can recycle used oil at any Used Oil Collection Center (UOCC): Search for Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

You can recycle leftover paints at any PaintCare location:

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 pickups 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 pickup or drop off by calling (510) 613-8710 or visiting