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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
Pak Mail (Pleasanton) 5424 Sunol Blvd.
#10
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Post Net 2843 Hopyard Road Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
The UPS Store 2443 Fillmore St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store 3145 Geary Blvd. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Peanuts must be bagged. Please no cardboard boxes.
The UPS Store (1271 Washington Ave.) 1271 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Village Post & Parcel 15934 Hesperian Blvd. San Lorenzo Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 106 San Pablo Town Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 231 Market Pl. San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 2415 San Ramon Valley Bl.
Ste 4
San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 21001 San Ramon Valley Bl.
Ste A4
San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
The UPS Store (32108 Alvarado Blvd) 32108 Alvarado Blvd Union City Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Ste B
Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 1966 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 712 Bancroft Rd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 1547 Palos Verdes Mall Walnut Creek 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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