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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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
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.
FedEx Office 3225 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.
FedEx Office 333 O'Farrell 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.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility

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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