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Packing Peanuts - Starch-based

Store and save in a large garbage bag (clear is desirable). Post online for reuse - to use for moving or packing delicate items, along with any air pillows and bubble wrap. Packing and shipping stores that reuse these may or may not have space - consider contacting them before you go.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
UPS Store 3020 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Paid Pick-up Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in an poured in garden.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
BoxGiver App 5960 S. Land Park Dr
Suite 727
Sacramento Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off

Curbside Service

Organics Garbage Note
Alameda
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Albany
NOT ACCEPTED IN ORGANICS/GREEN WASTE CONTAINER. Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Berkeley
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Dublin
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Emeryville
Not accepted in organics cart/bin. Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Fremont
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Hayward
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Livermore
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Newark
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Oakland
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Piedmont
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Pleasanton
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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San Leandro
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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Union City
Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
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