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Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated

To know if you're paper cup, plate, or to-go container is plastic-lined (e.g. poly-coated) on the inside, look for the shiny plastic coating. Wax-lined cups are quite uncommon though treated like non-polycoated paper (compostable).

Consider carrying reusables with you for coffee and tea drinks and take-out food. Ask your local eateries about replacing disposables with reusables.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up
Homeless Shower Program Christ Episcopal Church
1700 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Extra sleeves of unused/new coffee cups and lids for use when the Warming Shelter opens
Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice (Self Help Hunger Program) 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New condition washed single-use containers to package meals
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off Lined hot cups and take-out containers go to landfill
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up

Curbside Service

Organics Garbage Note
Alameda
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Albany
Scrape food scraps into the Compost Bin. Poly-coated paper products are no longer collected in organics in Albany.
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Berkeley
Empty, and drip-free.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
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Dublin
Empty, and drip-free. Shiny plastic-lined paper products go in the garbage.
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Emeryville
Compost food scraps. Empty and drip-free. Consider using reusables.
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Fremont
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Hayward
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Livermore
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Newark
Only beverage cups - hot and cold. Empty, and drip-free. Other plastic-coated paper products go in the trash.
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Oakland
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Piedmont
Food-soiled, empty, and drip-free products go in the compost/organics. Clean and dry products can be recycled.
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Pleasanton
Empty, and drip-free
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San Leandro
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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Union City
Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
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