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Paper Bags

Paper bags are made of varied thicknesses of paper, and are not water-resistant.

Fold for reuse. Soiled from food or beverages? Compost it. Excellent, clean condition? Post for free to local groups for reuse on sites like FreeCycle, Craigslist, NextDoor, FB BuyNothing, etc.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Dr Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Stock of non-compliant paper bags from stores affected by the Reusable Bag Law can be donated. Call for details.
Attic Self Storage 2440 16th Street San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, usable Reusable Bags with handles for reuse, neatly folded in another bag. Paper, plastic, cloth, etc. accepted. Leftover bag stock (traditional grocery bag size) accepted as well.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc. 1150 Hensley Street Richmond Recycle Paid Pick-up
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling Center 1320 Galaxy Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse condition
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Mixed Paper bin
Farm2Market Farm 677 West Ranger Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry, folded with intact handles in one of the bags. Leave on the stage inside the farm during listed hours. (50/wk need)
FedEx Office 1 Daniel Burnham Ct San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 100 California St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 120 Bush St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 1597 Sloat Blvd San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 1967 Market St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 25 Stanyan St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 303 2nd St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 3225 Fillmore St San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.
FedEx Office 333 O'Farrell San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper shredded here.

Curbside Service

Recycling Organics Note
Alameda
Collect good condition for reuse.
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Albany
Clean and dry. Compost food-soiled paper bags.
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Food-soiled. Clean and dry go in recycling. Collect good condition for reuse.
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Berkeley
Collect good condition bags for reuse.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Reuse good condition bags.
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Reuse good condition bags. Compost food soiled paper bags.
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Dublin
Collect good condition for reuse. If food-soiled, place in compost.
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Collect good condition for reuse. If food-soiled, place in compost.
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Emeryville
Clean and dry. Compost food-soiled paper bags.
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Fremont
Collect good condition for reus
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Hayward
Collect good condition for reus
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Collect good condition for reus
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Livermore
Collect good condition for reuse
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Newark
Collect good condition for reus
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Oakland
Reuse as possible. If food-soiled, place in Compost.
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Piedmont
Collect good condition for reus
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Pleasanton
Collect good condition for reus
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San Leandro
Collect good condition for reus
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Collect good condition for reus
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Collect good condition for reus
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Collect good condition for reus
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Union City
Collect good condition bags for reuse at home, shopping or donation to food pantries.
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