Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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 855 El Camino Real
Suite 13A
Palo Alto Recycle Drop-off for a Fee 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 Drop-off for a Fee The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
Bay Shred Po Box 1818 Pacifica Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Iron Mountain (Oakland) 1350 W Grand Ave Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Destruction & shredding
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Compost Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
The UPS Store 530 Showers Drive
Ste 7
Mountain View Recycle Drop-off for a Fee 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 405 El Camino Real Menlo Park Recycle Drop-off for a Fee The UPS store also works with Shredding provider Iron Mountain, offering secure document destruction/shredding at a low cost, charged per pound.
Shred-It 45133 Industrial Drive Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Pick-up for a Fee
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Shred-it 350 Hatch Drive Foster City Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee 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.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Mixed paper bin (in paper bag, stapled)
Shred-It 5159 Commercial Circle
Suite A
Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Provides shredding and shredded paper services.
The UPS Store (909 Marina Village Pkwy) 909 Marina Village Pkwy. Alameda Recycle Drop-off for a Fee drop off to shred up to 100 lbs for Shred Nation: https://www.shrednations.com/alameda/

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 fold over to keep shredded paper from flying out. Or, line a kitchen scraps pail or container with shreds to absorb liquid.
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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 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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