Hayward Transfer Station

GreenWaste Transfer Station of Hayward is a construction and demolition debris transfer station.  All material disposed of at this facility, will be transported to GreenWaste’s San Jose C&D Recycling Facility, where more than 80% of material will be recycled.

Commercial Services

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

Drop off construction and demolition and landscape debris for recycling. See the What We Recycle tab to learn more.

Residential Services

Residential Services

Dropping off large household items, such as couches, carpeting, refrigerators for recycling.
GW Debris Services

Debris Boxes

Residential and Commercial Debris Boxes and Hauling Services.

Carpet Recycling

Don’t let your old carpet sit in landfills forever, recycle used carpeting with us.

It must be dry, free of tack strips, nails, and other debris, cut into 5’ widths, no smaller than 3’, backing to the outside, and must be separated from carpet pad. Contaminants on carpet that will designate load as trash include paint and drywall mud, body fluids, chemical or pharmaceutical contaminants. Excessive amounts of padding will designate load as trash.

Preparation Instructions for Recycling Carpet

Step 1: Keep it dry.

Step 2: Keep it free of debris.
Remove tack strips, nails, trash and dirt

Step 3: Prepare the Carpet.

  • Cut carpet into manageable sections
  • Separate carpet from pad
  • Roll carpet
  • Roll, stack or fold carpet pad
  • Stack carpet tile

Carpet Recycling

About the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), and the California Carpet Stewardship Program

Why Recycle Your Carpet?

Carpet is a petroleum based product and accounts for over 3.5% of all the waste disposed of in our U.S. landfills.

This translates to over 4 billion lbs per year!

By recycling your carpet  with us at GreenWaste Recycling, you will not only be reducing the use of millions of barrels of oil to reproduce new carpeting but like other recyclable materials you will be helping it find new life as other useful products like new carpet and padding, auto parts, plastic lumber, erosion control products, roof shingles, construction products and fuel pellets.

All this helps to drastically lower our carbon footprint and decrease greenhouse gas emissions!

  • If you recycle 1000 square feet of carpet and pad:
  • You will keep approximately 500 lbs of carpet out of landfills
  • You will eliminate the need for an estimated 48 gallons of petroleum oil
  • You will reduce approximately 913 lbs of CO2 from being emitted into our air (the equivalent of 950 miles driven by a car)
  • You will create local “Green” jobs for your community

To learn more visit: https://carpetrecovery.org/california/

Carpet Pad Recycling

 

Clean/Mixed Soil and Dirt Recycling

We accept various types of soils and dirts.

GreenWaste is able to recycle your dirt, soil, or sod and divert it from landfills. Recycling dirt can be difficult, however, GreenWaste offers dirt recycling that is simple. Soil is recycled and processed into various compost and soil blend products. Help reduce waste and recycle your clean soil and clean fill dirt.

Clean/Mixed Soil and Dirt Recycling

Clean Fill Dirt/Sod

Dirt and sod.

Clean/Mixed Soil and Dirt Recycling

Concrete Recycling

GreenWaste is able to recycle concrete debris and waste and turn it into marketable aggregate landscaping materials. 

GreenWaste accepts various types of concrete debris and waste. We accept clean concrete as well as concrete with other materials mixed in. Whatever your construction project is, bring your concrete waste to GreenWaste Recycling to achieve the highest diversion rate on your concrete materials.

Concrete Recycling

There are two categories of concrete that can be recycled.

Clean Concrete

Clean concrete from building pads, driveways, road construction, etc. May include native stone and asphalt, with minimal flush-cut wire or rebar. No dirt, base rock, brick, roofing tiles, wood, or trash.

Mixed Concrete

Concrete and asphalt containing some wire or rebar and a small amount of dirt or base rock. No brick, roofing tiles, wood, or trash.

Materials will be classified as non-recyclable items (trash) if Stucco/Plaster materials are bagged. Excessive trash, wood, etc. in the loads will deem the entire load as trash.

Concrete Recycling

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling

GreenWaste can recycle your waste and construction debris and help your waste management plan.

Construction and Demolition Debris contains materials such as wood, concrete, and metal. GreenWaste can fulfill your disposal needs by recycling your construction waste and debris, No matter what size your project is, GreenWaste can recycle your construction waste and debris. No matter what your jurisdiction construction and demolition waste management program is, GreenWaste can help you achieve the highest diversion rate possible by recycling your construction and demolition debris/waste.

Demolition Debris Recycling

There are two basic categories of debris from commercial and residential construction:

Construction and Demolition Waste

These are materials that contain over 75% recyclable items. These types of loads come from construction sites, but may contain some demolition debris, and are usually hand-loaded. These loads are tipped at one of our Sorting Operations. Recyclable items in these loads may include lumber, drywall, concrete, brick, tile, granite, rigid plastics, OCC, paper, metals, brush and trees, rock, asphalt, windows, appliances and toilets.

Mixed Debris

May be classified as trash, or miscellaneous debris if containing excessive amounts of trash.

Non-recyclable items (trash) may include laminated wood, painted wood, sawdust, insulation, PVC pipes, film plastics and other packing materials, asphalt roofing, roofing felt, roofing insulation, fiberglass insulation, vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, stucco, soil, asphalt, windows, doors, carpeting, carpet padding, furniture, cabinets, sinks, furniture and Styrofoam, crushed materials, mattresses, rubber tiles, ground rubber materials, textiles and linen, couches, chairs, desks, office partitions, signs, foam board, cabinets, wet materials, Visqueen, composite type materials and or materials contained in trash bags.

Yardwaste, brush, car and RV, and treated wood parts are not accepted. 

Demolition Debris Recycling

Drywall Recycling

Contractors and private individuals deliver Drywall to GreenWaste typically with most loads containing clean Drywall. Incoming loads composed primarily of Drywall are directed to the Drywall area for unloading. Drywall that is separated out at the other on-site recycling operations are regularly transferred to the Drywall area.

In the recycling process, materials such as wood, metals, and trash are removed on-site leaving the Drywall. Once there is a sufficient amount of Drywall, it is crushed with a bulldozer for easier loading.

There are two basic categories of recycled drywall:

Drywall

This is drywall that is source separated

Drywall – Mixed

Drywall that contains nominal amounts of other items such as Visqueen, ceiling tiles, wood or other debris. These loads are normally generated during new construction, not by demolition.  May be classified as trash or miscellaneous debris if containing excessive amounts of trash.

Non-recyclable items (trash) may include laminated wood, painted wood, sawdust, insulation, PVC pipes, film plastics and other packing materials, asphalt roofing, roofing felt, roofing insulation, fiberglass insulation, vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, stucco, soil, asphalt, windows, doors, carpeting, carpet padding, furniture, cabinets, sinks, furniture and Styrofoam, crushed materials, mattresses, rubber tiles, ground rubber materials, textiles and linen, couches, chairs, desks, office partitions, signs, foam board, cabinets, wet materials, Visqueen, composite type materials and or materials contained in trash bags.

Yardwaste, brush, car and RV, and treated wood parts are not accepted. 

 

Miscellaneous Debris

We accept various types of waste materials, including mixed debris waste and miscellaneous debris waste.

Miscellaneous debris contains a low volume of recyclable commodities. This classification would be considered trash at any other C&D recycling facility. We can accept and process the waste and recycle all salvageable material. We will divert materials from landfills and process the recyclable components within the mixed waste category.

Miscellaneous Debris

Examples of mixed debris include house clean-outs, appliances, non-varnished furniture, OCC, paper, and construction debris hauled by a self-haul vehicle, junk hauler or contractor. If the materials contain a high percentage of non-recyclable materials, the load will be considered trash or miscellaneous debris (please refer to definitions).

Non-recyclable items (trash) may include laminated wood, painted wood, sawdust, insulation, PVC pipes, film plastics and other packing materials, asphalt roofing, roofing felt, roofing insulation, fiberglass insulation, vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, stucco, soil, asphalt, windows, doors, carpeting, carpet padding, furniture, cabinets, sinks, furniture and Styrofoam, crushed materials, mattresses, rubber tiles, ground rubber materials, textiles and linen, couches, chairs, desks, office partitions, signs, foam board, cabinets, wet materials, Visqueen, composite type materials and or materials contained in trash bags.

Yardwaste, brush, car and RV, and treated wood parts are not accepted. 

Miscellaneous Debris

Roof Recycling

Recycling roofing materials we accept include the following categories:

Wood Shingle Roofing with Tarpaper

These materials include source-separated wood shingles that include tarpaper.

Wood Shingle Roofing with Tarpaper – Mixed

Although these materials are still processed as a source-separated item, they usually contain other materials other than shingles with tarpaper. These materials can include asphalt shingles, trash, tar and gravel roofing, and plastics. May be classified as trash or miscellaneous debris if containing excessive amounts of trash.

Tar and Gravel Roofing

Roofing materials containing roofing felt or paper, tar and assorted gravel materials.

Composite Asphalt Roofing

Source separated residential roofing shingles does not include tar and gravel roofing or commercial roofing tear-offs. If wood, metals, or bags are commingled in the load, the load will be considered composite asphalt roofing-mixed.

Roof Recycling

How we Recycle

Commercial and residential asphalt roofing containing lumber, flashing, cardboard, insulation, or trash. Wood shingles, trash and insulation may also appear in the load. This material is made into alternative daily cover (ADC).

Non-recyclable items (trash) may include laminated wood, painted wood, sawdust, insulation, PVC pipes, film plastics and other packing materials, asphalt roofing, roofing felt, roofing insulation, fiberglass insulation, vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, stucco, soil, asphalt, windows, doors, carpeting, carpet padding, furniture, cabinets, sinks, furniture and Styrofoam, crushed materials, mattresses, rubber tiles, ground rubber materials, textiles and linen, couches, chairs, desks, office partitions, signs, foam board, cabinets, wet materials, Visqueen, composite type materials and or materials contained in trash bags.

Yardwaste, brush, car and RV, and treated wood parts are not accepted. 

All types of shingles – asphalt, adobe, shake, etc. – are considered construction and demolition (C&D) waste. For complete information about disposal of the full range of construction materials, visit the City of San Jose’s Construction & Demolition page.

Roof Recycling

Stucco & Plaster Recycling

Loads can contain stucco, plaster, pool plaster or gunite. Loads must not be wrapped in Visqueen or contained within garbage bags or boxes. Please place Visqueen in a trash bag at the front of your load.

Stucco and Plaster Recycling

Any load that resembles the images below will be charged as trash. Materials will be classified as non-recyclable items (trash) if Stucco/Plaster materials are bagged. Excessive trash, wood, etc. in the loads will designate the entire load as trash.

Stucco and Plaster Recycling

Trash Disposal

These are materials that should go directly into the outgoing trash pile.

Non-recyclable items (trash) may include laminated wood, painted wood, sawdust, insulation, PVC pipes, film plastics and other packing materials, asphalt roofing, roofing felt, roofing insulation, fiberglass insulation, vinyl flooring, ceiling tiles, stucco, soil, asphalt, windows, doors, carpeting, carpet padding, furniture, cabinets, sinks, furniture and Styrofoam, crushed materials, mattresses, rubber tiles, ground rubber materials, textiles and linen, couches, chairs, desks, office partitions, signs, foam board, cabinets, wet materials, Visqueen, composite type materials and or materials contained in trash bags.

Yardwaste, brush, car and RV, and treated wood parts are not accepted. 

Trash Disposal

Help reduce waste and recycle your trash properly.

Trash Disposal

Rate structure will be effective September 1, 2023

Prices subject to change, call our office at (510) 606-1548 for current prices. There is a half-ton minimum charge on all items per vehicle. Measurement of load is by volume with no allowance for air space. No hazardous wastes will be accepted. No wet garbage or food waste will be accepted. A load checking program is in effect.

 

RCI – Third Party Certification

This facility receives third-party certification of its recycling rates from the Recycling Certification Institute (RCI). The RCI uses independent third-party evaluators to verify the accuracy and reliability of the recovery/recycling rates reported and increase certainty in the recycling marketplace on behalf of project owners, architects, the environmental community, municipalities, and the public.

Recycling rates are based on the total tons of incoming materials/the total tons of waste landfilled. A separate calculation shows the recycling rate, less alternative daily cover (ADC).

December Rec. Rate with ADC December Rec. Rate without ADC
75.03%
55.46%

 

Contacts

Address:

GreenWaste Transfer Station of Hayward
3458 Enterprise Ave
Hayward, CA 94545

Phone: 510-606-1548

Hours:

Regular Facility Hours – Disposal/Recycling
Mon – Fri: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat: 8 – 4 PM
Closed Sunday