Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Water Filters

Brita & other brand filters contain carbon and other mineral granules, and are used to filter water in plastic water pitchers.

Contact your water filter brand to determine if they have a take-back program for recycling.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
TerraCycle 121 New York Ave Trenton Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Phox Water Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Sell reusable water filters and replacement packs for hard or soft water. Have a refillable cartridge that fits the Brita Standard. Filter ingredients include coconut shell carbon, ion exchange beads, and minerals. Available online.

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