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Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are a type of plastic film that is designed to contain goods.

When shopping or dining out, bring your reusables, reuse plastic and paper bags, or refuse a bag and hand carry items when possible.

Donate neatly folded bags of bags to a local animal shelter or rescue group or food pantry, or stuff newspaper bags to dispensers at local dog parks.

Businesses in Alameda County can use the Bin Liner by City Tool to determine what kind of indoor bin liner your trash, organics, or recycling bin can have.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Aisle1 Nob Hill Foods (2681 Blanding Ave) 2681 Blanding Ave Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Clean film plastic
Alameda County Community Food Bank 7900 Edgewater Dr Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Stock of single use or non-compliant plastic bags from stores affected by the Reusable Bag Law can be donated. Call for details.
Andronico's Deli and Market 1200 Irving St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean, dry
BagandFilmRecycling Drop-Off Location Finder PO Box 358 Sonoma Recycle Free Drop-off See website for accepted items and current collection locations. Contact this organization directly regarding updates.
Bay Polymer 44530 South Grimmer Rd Fremont Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantities.
Berkeley Food Network 1925 Ninth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, usable Reusable and or Plastic Bags with handles for reuse, neatly folded in another bag. Paper, plastic, cloth, etc. accepted. Leftover bag stock (traditional grocery bag size) accepted as well.
Best Buy 1490 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 5839 Lone Tree Way Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Emeryville) 3700 Mandela Pkwy. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Hayward) 269 Southland Mall Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 70 4th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 2254 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Ask at Scalehouse if Bag-of-Bags are being accepted. Bag-of-Bags is a collection of clean, dry, flimsy plastic tied up in a clear plastic bag. Please visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.com more locations and acceptance details.

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Albany
Consider reuse of clean, dry plastic bags.
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Berkeley
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
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Dublin
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Emeryville
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Fremont
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Hayward
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Livermore
When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
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Newark
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Oakland
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Piedmont
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. Clean, dry flim/flimsy/soft plastics in a plastic bag-of-bags accepted and can be droped at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Pleasanton
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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San Leandro
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Do not put loose bags in the recycling cart as they jam the recycling equipment.
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Union City
Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment.
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