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Moving Boxes & Packing Materials

Moving boxes are usually made of heavyweight cardboard, and may be used for storage and transport.

Post online for reuse.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial waste hauling service
UPS Store 3020 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off No boxes, just clean bagged packaging material by type. Call first.
The UPS Store (39120 Argonaut Way) 39120 Argonaut Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Call for space and materials accepted like Air pillows
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off No food contaminated paper, foil paper or thermal paper. Staples and tape are ok.
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off Collapsible boxes, decorative gift boxes, end cuts and punch outs from manufacturing, foam pieces, mailers, misses or overruns
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Mannequin Madness 2020 Dennison St
Suite 15
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts small and large donations of air pillows for reuse to ship mannequins. (No boxes, Styrofoam peanuts, or packing paper.)
International Paper 42305 Albrae St. Fremont Recycle Paid Pick-up
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Remove all packing material, flatten and place in your blue recycle cart. Excess cardboard can be cut or folded it into 2’ x 3’ pieces and placed in a tied bundle next to your blue cart.
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Cardboard bin.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
BoxGiver App 5960 S. Land Park Dr
Suite 727
Sacramento Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up Cardboard Boxes, Bubble Mailers, Bubble Wrap, Packing Paper, Packing Tape, Air pillows
Boxes for Moving & Storage 995 Detroit Ave. Unit A Concord Reuse Free Drop-off Boxes must be flattened.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Please see website. Flatten boxes, separate paper

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Large or multiple pieces should be flattened, bundled with twine, string, or tape and set next to the recycling cart.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
OCC & Mixed Paper
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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