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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.

Bag And Film Recycling Drop-off Directory

  • Only clean, dry, & empty plastic film & bags labeled #2 or #4 (polypropelene) or see examples.
  • Not accepted includes: Crinkly plastic or plastic that tears, salad bags, compostable packaging, frozen food bags, pet food bags

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
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity
Mollie Stone's 635 Portola Dr. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off Only accepted from Mountain View residents.
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
NexTrex
331 Apple Valley Rd
Winchester Recycle Free Drop-off Residential and business collection bins to clean and dry number 2 and 4 stretchy plastic film to be made into composite decking.
PlasticsMarkets.org - Plastics Recycling Directory PO Box 1327 Sonoma Recycle Buyback Mail-in, Paid Pick-up Online posting for commercial quantities
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off look for collection area
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Landfill Paid Pick-up
Rubicon San Francisco Recycle Paid Mail-in plastic bags and film
Safeway 4950 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 5290 Diamond Heights Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 625 Monterey Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 730 Taraval St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 735 7th Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 850 La Playa St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 1335 Webster St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 145 Jackson St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 15 Marina Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.
Safeway 2020 Market St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Stuff clean film (saran-wrap) inside plastic bag before drop-off.

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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