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Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam

Styrofoam peanuts are expanded polystyrene plastic shaped into peanut-sized pellets meant for protecting goods during shipment.

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
Aim Mail Center 1141 Catalina Dr. Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off Call to confirm they have space
Antioch AIM Mail Center 4464 Lone Tree Way Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Bay Polymer 1300 E. Victor Road Lodi Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) & Peanut Drop-off Locations 1298 Cronson Blvd
Suite 201
Crofton Recycle Free Drop-off
g2Revolution 8585 Pyott Road
Suite 100
Lake in the Hills Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Drop-off for a Fee $5 per 30 gallon bag. Only EPS #6 is accepted. Must be clean and dry.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Landfill Pick-up for a Fee Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up.
Handle With Care (1625 University Ave) 1625 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (4364 Piedmont Ave) 4364 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (535 S Shore Ctr W) 535 S Shore Ctr W Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (6001 Shellmound) 6001 Shellmound, Ste. 106 Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off
Home for Foam - Foam #6 Recycler/Buyer Locator 1831 Bayshore Hwy Burlingame Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Mail N' Services 35111- F Newark Blvd. Newark Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Nancy Funk Ceramics 1330 66th Street Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Pak Mail (Fremont) 3880 Decoto Road Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Pak Mail (Pleasanton) 5424 Sunol Blvd.
#10
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
PlasticsMarkets.org - Plastics Recycling Directory PO Box 1327 Sonoma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee, Buyback Mail-in Connecting recycled plastics buyers & suppliers. This site's purpose is to connect suppliers and buyers of all types of scrap plastic (from bales to post consumer resin). It's supported by the plastics industry and intended for use by the recycling industry in North America.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Post Net 2843 Hopyard Road Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex 3130D Balfour Rd. Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Albany
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Berkeley
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible. Consider local shipping stores.
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Dublin
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Emeryville
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Fremont
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Hayward
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Livermore
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Newark
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Oakland
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Piedmont
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Pleasanton
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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San Leandro
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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Union City
Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible.
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