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
Postal Chase 3053 Fillmore St San Francisco Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
Postal Chase 530 Divisadero St San Francisco Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Already shredded paper may be difficult to drop off at this location, for your convenience call ahead.
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
Shred-It 45133 Industrial Drive Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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 (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/
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.
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
Iron Mountain (Oakland) 1350 W Grand Ave Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Destruction & shredding
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.
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)
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Attic Self Storage 2440 16th 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.
Office Depot (2300 16th Street) 2300 16th 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.
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.
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Collect documents for destruction in 65g containers, boxes & pallets. Shipped weekly to NAID certified recycler for shredding.

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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