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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
Nancy Funk Ceramics 1330 66th Street Emeryville Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 21001 San Ramon Valley Bl.
Ste A4
San Ramon Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 9000 Crow Canyon Rd.
Ste S
Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 696 San Ramon Valley Bl. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (2342 Shattuck Ave) 2342 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (1179 West A Street) 1179 West A St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Handle With Care (1625 University Ave) 1625 University Ave Berkeley 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 1511 Sycamore Ave.
Ste M
Hercules Reuse Free Drop-off
The UPS Store (2625 Alcatraz Ave) 2625 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (7172 Regional St) 7172 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Handle With Care (4364 Piedmont Ave) 4364 Piedmont Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 712 Bancroft Rd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 3527 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette Reuse Free Drop-off
Pak Mail (Fremont) 3880 Decoto Road Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (3736 Fallon Dr) 3736 Fallon Road Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Handle With Care (535 S Shore Ctr W) 535 S Shore Ctr W Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex (249 W Jackson St) 249 W Jackson St Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
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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