Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar

A padded envelope, also known as a padded or cushioned mailer, is an envelope incorporating protective padding to protect items during shipping. The padding is usually thick paper, bubble wrap, or foam.

Bubble envelopes made of Mylar and those that are lined with paper are not recyclable curbside. Reuse is best. Consider cutting the opening to the size you need it, covering up the mailing label and reusing for future shipping needs. Offer a large quantity up to the community for packing material.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Public Drop-off Area
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Imperfect Produce 1385 63rd St Emeryville Recycle Free Pick-up Subscribers to Imperfect Foods produce and food deliveries are able to put out their cleaned, room temperature, foil bubble wrap envelopes for driver pick-up where their box is dropped. Up to 5 at a time. Post for reuse or reuse before having them recycled.

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