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
FedEx Office 100 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.
The Postal Chase 58 West Portal 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.
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 120 Bush 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.
The Postal Chase 912 Cole 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.
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.
FedEx Office 1597 Sloat Blvd 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.
The UPS Store 2443 Fillmore 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.
The UPS Store 3145 Geary Blvd. 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.
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 1967 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.
FedEx Office 25 Stanyan 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.
The UPS Store 601 Van Ness Ave. Suite E 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 303 2nd 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.
The UPS Store 77 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.
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.
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
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Separate for recycle drop-off
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.
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.

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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