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Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays

Plastic ware are utensils, plates, cups, and bowls intended for one-time-use.

Consider replacing disposables with reusables.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Bay Polymer 44530 South Grimmer Rd Fremont Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantities.,We buy plastic food packaging and medical scrap from plant overruns, rejects and trim.
Berg Mill Supply / Classic Fibres 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1812
Los Angeles Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales of PET clamshells
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Free Drop-off Plastic cups, bowls & plates labelled #1-5 only. No utensils, straws, lids, or Styrofoam.
Green Impact (GI) Plastics GI Plastics Vernon
5700 S First St
Vernon Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Buys clean bales. Recycles PET thermoform packaging (berry, produce, pastries, eggs, meat, poultry, etc.).
Green Planet 21 336 Adeline Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Empty containers only. No food or liquids.
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity
Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice (Self Help Hunger Program) 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/excellent condition washed single-use containers to package meals
PlasticsMarkets.org - Plastics Recycling Directory PO Box 1327 Sonoma Recycle Buyback Mail-in, Paid Pick-up Online posting for commercial quantities
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Paid Drop-off
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off Kitchen: Coffee stirrers, food trays, drinking cups, strawberry baskets, plastic bottles, straws. All items must be new and unused.
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Landfill Paid Pick-up
Super Link Plastic, Inc. 888 92nd Ave Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Must be clean. Free pick up available for quantities over 500 lbs.
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up
The Sutta Co. (East Bay Recycling) 1221 3rd St. Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Large/business quantity only

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
Empty of food and drip-free. Wipe or rinse clean as needed.
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Albany
Empty and dry.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty.
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free.
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Emeryville
Compost food scraps. Empty and drip-free.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free.
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Hayward
Empty and drip-free.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free.
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Livermore
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Newark
Empty and drip-free.
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Oakland
Empty food into compost/green bin. Plastic cutlery also belongs in the trash.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty and drip-free.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty and drip-free.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty and drip-free.
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Union City
Labeled #1-2 go in recycling.
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Labeled #3 - #7 go in the garbage.
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