Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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
Postal Annex 3377 Deer Valley Rd. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Post Net 2843 Hopyard Road Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 2063 Main St. Oakley Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (25125 Santa Clara St) 25125 Santa Clara St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex 3130D Balfour Rd. Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
Nancy Funk Ceramics 1330 66th Street Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 21 Orinda Way
Ste C
Orinda Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (1179 West A Street) 1179 West A St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex 5433K Clayton Rd. Clayton Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (1625 University Ave) 1625 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 1564-A Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (7172 Regional St) 7172 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Ste B
Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (4364 Piedmont Ave) 4364 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (39120 Argonaut Way) 39120 Argonaut Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off bagged. Call first for space.
UPS Store 640 Bailey Rd. Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (3736 Fallon Dr) 3736 Fallon Road Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 2974 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Handle With Care (535 S Shore Ctr W) 535 S Shore Ctr W Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 3020 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito 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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