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Plastic Film & Wrap

Plastic film is soft plastic that does not hold its shape when squished or crumpled in your hands. Plastic film may be multi-colored and is often used to wrap packages.

Some grocery stores still offer plastic film recycling drop-off bins for clean, dry plastic bags, but in many cases, the material is too contaminated to be processed and thus landfilled. When you can, try to avoid the packaging in the first place by shopping locally or buying secondhand.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
AHG Group 1968 Alpine Way Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Ag Film clean and dirty; Film: HDPE, LLDPE, Other, PP; sheeting - acrylic, HDPE
Andronico's Deli and Market 1200 Irving St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean, dry. Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off.
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. We buy foam, film and plastic scrap bails. This could include high or low density polyethylene and polypropylene sheet.
Berg Mill Supply / Classic Fibres 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1812
Los Angeles Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales of film plastic
Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc. 1150 Hensley Street Richmond Recycle Paid Pick-up
Cole Hardware 70 4th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
Cole Hardware 2254 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
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 accepted. Bag-of-Bags is a collection of clean, dry, flimsy plastic tied up in a clear plastic bag. Please visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.com for more information.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Landfill Free Drop-off Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Georgia-Pacific Corp. 2800 Alvarado St San Leandro Recycle Free Pick-up Bales or very high volume for direct drop-off to Port of Oakland
Green Planet 21 336 Adeline Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Clear & color; Ag Film scrap, PE bed plastics, mulch film. Dirty/wet film specialists
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Put bags and other film plastic into a plastic bag, tie and place in recycling cart.
Lucky Supermarket 1515 Sloat Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Lucky Supermarket 1750 Fulton St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Note
Alameda
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Albany
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Berkeley
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams 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 film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Emeryville
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Fremont
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Hayward
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Livermore
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Newark
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Oakland
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams 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 film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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San Leandro
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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Union City
Dirty, wet plastic film belongs in the trash. If collected as bag-of-bags to drop at grocery stores, must be clean and dry. Loose film jams recycling equipment.
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