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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 44530 South Grimmer Rd Fremont Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
BoxGiver App 5960 S. Land Park Dr
Suite 727
Sacramento Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
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 Paid Mail-in
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Paid Drop-off $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 Paid Pick-up 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 Mason Recycle Paid Drop-off
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 Buyback Mail-in, Paid Pick-up Online posting for commercial quantities
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
Post Net 2843 Hopyard Road Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.

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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