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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
Handle With Care (535 S Shore Ctr W) 535 S Shore Ctr W Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (875 Island Drive) 875 Island Drive
Ste A
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (2601 Blanding Ave) 2601 Blanding Ave
Ste C
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Antioch AIM Mail Center 4464 Lone Tree Way Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex 3377 Deer Valley Rd. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 2974 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (1625 University Ave) 1625 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (2342 Shattuck Ave) 2342 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (2625 Alcatraz Ave) 2625 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (2512 Telegraph Ave) 2512 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 1145 2nd Ave.
Ste A
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 2440 Sand Creek Rd.
#C1
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex 3130D Balfour Rd. Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Home for Foam - Foam #6 Recycler/Buyer Locator 1831 Bayshore Hwy Burlingame Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Postal Annex 5433K Clayton Rd. Clayton Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 5100-B1 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 4425-C Treat Blvd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 1647 Willow Pass Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) & Peanut Drop-off Locations 1298 Cronson Blvd
Suite 201
Crofton Recycle 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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