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
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Mixed paper bin (in paper bag, stapled)
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.
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.
Bay Shred Po Box 1818 Pacifica Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Level 6 Shredding 1555 Yosemite Avenue #7 San Francisco 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 1 Daniel Burnham Ct 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 (33 Third Street) 33 Third 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 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.
Parkside Mailboxes 945 Taraval 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 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.
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.
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.
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.

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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