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Food Scraps

Food scraps are leftover food, inedible parts of food products, and spoiled food.

Remove all produce stickers, packaging, and twist ties before composting.

Did you know that reducing food waste is one of the leading solutions to climate change? Click here Food Saving Tips.

Here are resources to learn how turn your food scraps into compost at home, or find compost (and mulch) to apply on your garden. 

BioCycle's FindAComposter.com, a publicly searchable database of composting facilities in the U.S. and Canada, to be an easy way to buy compost and find composting facilities.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Compost Paid Drop-off
CalRecycle's Where to Recycle Location Finder 1001 I St
PO Box 4025
Sacramento Compost Paid Drop-off http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/FacIT/Facility/Search.aspx
Common Compost 2311 Magnolia St Oakland Compost Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Compost Paid Drop-off
Earthworm Soil Factory 2552 Clark Rd. Butte Valley Reuse Paid Pick-up Sells worms for food scrap composting or vermicomposting.
EBMUD EBMUD Administration
375 11th Street
Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity. Animal Processing Waste, Animal Blood (Beef, Poultry, Sheep, Swine/Pig)
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.,Must not contain any liquid
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Compost Paid Drop-off
Green Planet 21 336 Adeline Street Oakland Compost Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Depackaging partnered with food waste processing and bio-digesters.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up
Imperial Western Products 86-600 Ave. 54 Coachella Recycle Paid Pick-up Call for complete service information
O2 Artisans Aggregate (O2AA) 2311 Magnolia St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Some of our systems include aquaponic gardening and fish farming, solar power production, waste water digestion for re-use, the construction of a community kitchen space, bio-char and bio-chip production, composting facilities and up-cycling food waste to create a sustainable animal feed.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Compost Paid Drop-off
REAP Center 2133 Tynan Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Looking for large volume and regular food scrap donations for composting. Spent brewing grains accepted.
Reconserve-Stockton 704 Zephyr St. Stockton Compost Paid Pick-up Depackages and recycles packaged food for turning into animal feed
Recycler's World Salt Lake City Compost Buyback Mail-in
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Compost Paid Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Paid Pick-up
The Recycler's Exchange (Recycler's World) PO Box 58228 Salt Lake City Compost Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Depends on listing for fees/pick up/drop off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Compost Paid Pick-up Commercial waste hauling service

Curbside Service

Organics Note
Alameda
All food scraps OK including meat, condiments, vegetables, and spoiled food. Please separate food from any packaging or plastic wrap.
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Albany
Clean out the fridge. All food scraps OK including meat, condiments, vegetables, and spoiled food. Please separate food from any packaging or plastic wrap.
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Berkeley
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
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Dublin
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Emeryville
Clean out the fridge. All food scraps OK including meat, condiments, vegetables, and spoiled food. Please separate food from any packaging or plastic wrap.
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Fremont
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Hayward
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
Go to www.StopFoodWaste.org for tips to save time, money, and edible food.
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Piedmont
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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Union City
Including coffee filters and grounds
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