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Dryer & Vacuum Lint

Fuzz consisting especially of fine ravelings and short fibers of plant and plastic-based yarn and fabric, dust, dirt, pet fur, hair or other materials collected in a dryer or vacuum filter.

Many clothing and linen fabrics are now composed of synthetic fibers that must be disposed of in the trash. Lint from 100% cotton or other confirmed natural fibers can be composted.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee Due to high plastic micro-fibers from textiles.
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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