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Paper - Shredded

Shredded paper usually comes from confidential papers that have gone through a paper shredder, resulting in finely cut strips of paper.

Store and save in a labeled paper bag in preparation for composting or recycling (hauler acceptance dependant). Staple or fold at top to prevent shreds from flying out when cart is lifted.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
The UPS Store (909 Marina Village Pkwy) 909 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Paid Drop-off drop off to shred up to 100 lbs for Shred Nation: https://www.shrednations.com/alameda/
Shred-It 5159 Commercial Circle
Suite A
Concord Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Provides shredding and shredded paper services.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Mixed paper bin (in paper bag, stapled)
Shred-it 350 Hatch Drive Foster City Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.,Does your paper need shredding? You can pay to have your paper picked up and shredded.
Shred-It 45133 Industrial Drive Fremont Recycle Paid Pick-up
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Paid Pick-up
The UPS Store 405 El Camino Real Menlo Park Recycle Paid Drop-off The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
The UPS Store 530 Showers Drive
Ste 7
Mountain View Recycle Paid Drop-off The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Iron Mountain (Oakland) 1350 W Grand Ave Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up Destruction & shredding
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Compost Paid Pick-up Commercial waste hauling service
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
Bay Shred Po Box 1818 Pacifica Recycle Paid Drop-off
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Put shredded paper in a plastic or paper bag, tie, staple or tape bag securely and place in recycling cart.
The UPS Store 555 Bryant St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Drop-off The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
The UPS Store 855 El Camino Real
Suite 13A
Palo Alto Recycle Paid Drop-off The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
The UPS Store 2625 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto Recycle Paid Drop-off The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Separate for recycle drop-off
Level 6 Shredding 139-A Collingwood Street San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.

Curbside Service

Recycling Organics Note
Alameda
Place into a paper bag and fold or staple to keep shreds from blowing away during cart/bin emptying.
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Albany
To prevent shredded paper from flying, they may be mixed with food scraps or moist yard waste. Shreds can also go in a paper bag. Fold, tape, or staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Berkeley
Bag paper shreds in paper or BPI Certified compostable bag to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Bag shreds in paper bag.
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Dublin
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Emeryville
To prevent shredded paper from flying, they may be mixed with food scraps or moist yard waste. Shreds can also go in a paper bag. Fold, tape, or staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Fremont
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Hayward
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Livermore
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Newark
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Oakland
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Piedmont
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Pleasanton
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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San Leandro
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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Union City
Bag shreds in paper bag only (no plastic bags) and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
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