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Cardboard - Waxed

Wax saturated or surface-coated boxes are commonly used for refrigerated or iced shipments that are delivered by refrigerated trucks or held in refrigeration for long periods of time.

Consider reuse as possible.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Compost Paid Drop-off
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Compost Paid Drop-off Deposit plant debris, food scraps & food-soiled paper in the facility’s designated “clean green” area.
International Paper 42305 Albrae St. Fremont Recycle Paid Pick-up
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Paid Pick-up
Z-Best Composting Facility 980 State Hwy. 25 Gilroy Compost Paid Pick-up Commercial composting facility. broken
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial waste hauling service
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Compost Paid Drop-off Can be included with organics
West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill Organics Processing Facility Foot of Parr Blvd. Richmond Compost Paid Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Compost Paid Drop-off Public green waste drop-off area

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