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Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated

Poly-coated paper protects hold liquids or hot foods that may contain grease or oil, and the plastic-lined paper provides a barrier to the thick paper container.

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
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off Lined hot cups and take-out containers go to landfill
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
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
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost 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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