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Cardboard

Cardboard is a non-water resistant paper board, commonly shaped into boxes to store dry goods.

Flatten cardboard before recycling to gain space in your recycling container. Offer moving boxes to other for reuse before recycling. Large cardboard boxes make sheet mulching easier (www.LawntoGarden.org) and may be wanted by neighbors, especially bike and furniture boxes through social media (ex. NextDoor, FreeCycle, Craigslist).

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
AHG Group 1968 Alpine Way Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off
Bay Area Scavenger & Recycling 11740 Berryessa Rd San Jose Recycle Paid Drop-off
Berg Mill Supply / Classic Fibres 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1812
Los Angeles Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Cardboard includes corrugated cardboard and brown paper which are purchased or accepted for drop-off. We do not accept wax coated cardboard.
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Recycle Paid Drop-off
Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc. 1150 Hensley Street Richmond Recycle Paid Pick-up
BoxGiver App 5960 S. Land Park Dr
Suite 727
Sacramento Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
California Waste Solutions (CWS) 1820 10th St. Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up
CellMark, Inc. 88 Rowland Way Novato Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales
Citywide Fibers 1151 Quesada Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center 1320 Galaxy Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Flattened cardboard boxes ONLY, no peanuts (some shipping stores accept these for reuse.) Must be clean and dry.
FERMA Corporation (Newark) Equipment Yard
6655 Smith Ave
Newark Recycle Paid Pick-up
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off Fremont Transfer Station pays for clean OCC - call for current rates.
FRG Waste Resources 100 Dodd St American Canyon Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
Gardner Trucking 2577 W. Yosemite Ave. Manteca Recycle Paid Pick-up Pick up baled cardboard only.

Curbside Service

Recycling Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Albany
Cardboard should be clean and dry. Flatten, cut or fold to fit into cart or bin. . If your recycling cart is full and you have extra cardboard, flattened corrugated carboard not exceeding 4’ x 4’ may be leaned against your recycling cart for collection. Other option: Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching.
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Berkeley
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up. Single-Family and Multi-Family Residents with blue cart service: When your blue recycling cart is full, flattened corrugated cardboard no larger than 4’ tall x 4’ wide may be placed beside the recycling cart for collection.
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Dublin
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Emeryville
Cardboard should be clean and dry. Flatten, cut or fold to fit into cart or bin. If your recycling cart is full and you have extra cardboard, flattened corrugated carboard not exceeding 4’ x 4’ may be leaned against your recycling cart for collection. Other option: Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching.
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Fremont
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Hayward
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Livermore
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Newark
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Oakland
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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(flattened & bundled)
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Piedmont
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Pleasanton
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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San Leandro
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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Union City
Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
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