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Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working

For commercial volumes, consider offering to businesses who could use the product for non-human consumption applications. Depackage and recycle empty, dry rigid plastics, glass, and metals.
For very large quantities where pH is an issue, contact your local sanitary district or water treatment facility (ex. EBMUD has a winery waste program).

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
EBMUD EBMUD Administration
375 11th Street
Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity. Winery Waste Management Program. Offer a complete disposal program including analytical lab services, coordination with haulers, facility waste stream audits. Wine and juice products, barrel wash water, wine lees, process wastewater screenings, pond sludge, cooling tower blowdown, water softener concentrate, ion exchange reject, boiler blowdown, acid/caustic rinse water
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up If container is compostable (e.g., milk or juice carton) place then entire item in your green compost cart. If not, empty liquids into green compost cart. You may wish to use soiled paper towels or other compostable items to absorb the liquid. Place empty container into appropriate cart. If container is recyclable, empty containers only - no food or liquids. ,Remove food and place into green compost cart. Place empty container into appropriate cart. If container is recyclable, empty containers only - no food or liquids.

Curbside Service

Recycling Special Action Note
Alameda
Empty contents down drain and place empty drip-free container and lid in recycling.
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Albany
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Berkeley
Recycle drip-free rigid plastic or metal container. Tetra Pak/Aseptic containers, film plastics, and plastic-coated paper packaging belongs in trash once emptied of liquids.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Poor liquid down the drain. Determine and place empty, drip free packaging in proper bin.
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Dublin
Empty contents down drain and place empty drip-free container in the proper bin.
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Emeryville
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container with reattached lid.
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Fremont
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Hayward
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Livermore
Newark
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Oakland
Empty contents and recyle empty drip-free container and lid.
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Piedmont
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Pleasanton
Empty contents down drain and place empty drip-free container and lid in recycling.
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San Leandro
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty contents down drain and recycle drip-free container & lid.
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Union City
Empty liquids down the drain and put empty, drip free glass bottles. plastic #1 and 2 bottles, or cans in the recycling bin. If packaging was in a paper carton, drink pouch, or aseptic container , place the empty packaging in the trash.
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