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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
The UPS Store (2512 Telegraph Ave) 2512 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (2625 Alcatraz Ave) 2625 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex (34972 Newark Blvd) 34972 Newark Blvd Newark Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store 2443 Fillmore St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
UPS Store 2063 Main St. Oakley Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex 3130D Balfour Rd. Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
Pak Mail (Fremont) 3880 Decoto Road Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Postal Annex (39270 Paseo Padre Pkwy) 39270 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store 3145 Geary Blvd. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Peanuts must be bagged. Please no cardboard boxes.
UPS Store 21 Orinda Way
Ste C
Orinda Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex 5433K Clayton Rd. Clayton Reuse Free Drop-off
Pak Mail (Pleasanton) 5424 Sunol Blvd.
#10
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (4435 N. First St.) 4435 N. First St. Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
Aim Mail Center 1141 Catalina Dr. Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off Call to confirm they have space
UPS Store 1564-A Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Reuse Free Drop-off
Postal Annex 1839 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Ste B
Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Post Net 2843 Hopyard Road Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
The UPS Store (849 E. Stanley Blvd.) 849 E. Stanley Blvd. Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off Call first.
UPS Store 640 Bailey Rd. Pittsburg 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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