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

What do I do with:



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

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