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

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Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used

Wipes clog pipes! Do not flush wipes, diapers, menstrual products; put them in the trash. All used diapers, even those called "compostable" must be thrown in the trash or picked up by a "compostable diaper" service. Never place diapers in recycling - people hand sort recycling at the start of the process; keep them safe.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee All used single-use diapers & wipes, including \"compostable\" belong in the trash. Wipes clog pipes! Do not flush. \"Compostable diapers\" are only compostable when picked up by a service that provides special conditions and the resulting compost is not used for food growing.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill 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

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