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Rigid Plastics

Rigid plastics are plastic objects (#'s 1-5) that are solid, hold a shape, and are hard to break or crumple with bare hands. (not "Other #7")

Container/material must be empty, drip-free, at least 4" (inches) tall and fit in the cart/bin with the lid closed.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
AHG Group 1968 Alpine Way Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Electronic scrap plastic.
Bay Polymer 44530 South Grimmer Rd Fremont Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantities. We buy all post-industrial manufacturing plant scrap, parts, runners, off-spec, purge and regrind.
Berg Mill Supply / Classic Fibres 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1812
Los Angeles Recycle Paid Pick-up Bales of mixed plastic, mixed rigid plastic, HDPE, PET
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Typically includes items such as 5-gallon buckets, crates, large plastic containers, nursery pots, plastic lawn chairs and other scrap plastic. Rigid plastic should be clean and nursery pots should be emptied of dirt. No rubber, PVC pipe, vinyl or laminated plastic.
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Recycle Paid Drop-off
CalRecycle's Where to Recycle Location Finder 1001 I St
PO Box 4025
Sacramento Recycle Paid Drop-off http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/FacIT/Facility/Search.aspx
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off
Containers Unlimited 3375 Arden Road Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off Commercial quantity
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Recycle drop-off area
Denham Plastics 1057 Pellet Ave Salinas Recycle Buyback Drop-off Plastic reusable bulk containners, bins, & totes for transport.
Envision Plastics 14312 Central Avenue Chino Recycle Paid Drop-off Recycler of baled HDPE plastic
Epic Plastics 104 E. Turner Rd. Lodi Recycle Paid Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle 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 PE Drip tubing, hose, drip tape, emitters
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up
Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off If associated with C&D project.
International Paper 42305 Albrae St. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity only.

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Plastic containers empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free. Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and containers. Lids should be reattached or placed in the trash. Disregard numbers as they do not indicate recyclability.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free. Only rigid plastic CONTAINERS.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free. Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and containers. Lids should be reattached or placed in the trash.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Hayward
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Livermore
Unless they are a bottle, jug, or tub #1 -#7, thee belong in the trash.
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Newark
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Oakland
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free plastics. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
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Union City
Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-2 only. Resins #3-7 go in the landfill.
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