Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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
PO Plus 584 Castro St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
FedEx Office 369 Pine St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
The UPS Store 555 Bryant St 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.
FedEx Office 400 Howard St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Separate for recycle drop-off
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.
FedEx Office 55 4Th St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Iron Mountain (Union City) Iron Mountain - Union City
29555 Kohoutek Way
Union City Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Destruction & shredding
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.
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.
FedEx Office 585 Kearny St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Shred paper by the file box and dropped off bagged shredding
Staples 1700 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
FedEx Office 726 Market St San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Put shredded paper in a plastic or paper bag, tie, staple or tape bag securely and place in recycling cart.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Mixed paper bin (in paper bag, stapled)
Staples 300 California St. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Level 6 Shredding 139-A Collingwood Street San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee 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 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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