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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
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Landfill Paid Pick-up
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.
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity
Berg Mill Supply / Classic Fibres 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1812
Los Angeles Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales of PET clamshells
The Sutta Co. (East Bay Recycling) 1221 3rd St. Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Large/business quantity only
Green Planet 21 336 Adeline Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
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
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.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Empty containers only. No food or liquids.
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.
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.
PlasticsMarkets.org - Plastics Recycling Directory PO Box 1327 Sonoma Recycle Buyback Mail-in, Paid Pick-up Online posting for commercial quantities
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Paid Pick-up
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.).

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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