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Wood Chips

Wood chips are small pieces of chopped wood.

Sheet mulching with cardboard, compost and mulch (chipped clean wood) can be done right on top of your lawn to save time, money, and water and build healthy soil. Go to to learn more and use the Marketplace tool to find supplies locally.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Acme Landfill (Fill Corporation) 950 Waterbird Way Martinez Compost Paid Drop-off
Bay View Greenwaste Management Co. 1300 Carroll Ave. San Francisco Recycle, Compost Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Compost Paid Drop-off Separate for organics drop-off
Bio Fuel Systems (@Altamonte Landfill) 10840 Altamont Pass Road
Office to pay & drop materials past WM Scalehouse
Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off Untreated & unpainted
CalRecycle's Where to Recycle Location Finder 1001 I St
PO Box 4025
Sacramento Recycle Paid Drop-off
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Compost Paid Drop-off Separate for organics drop-off
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Compost Paid Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Compost Paid Drop-off Wood chips are accepted for composting and mulch. *WM EarthCare compost, mulch, soil blends & hardscape are available for sale from the Garden Center.
DPS / California Soil 3401 Gaffery Rd Vernalis Recycle Paid Drop-off
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Compost Paid Drop-off Deposit plant debris, food scraps & food-soiled paper in the facility’s designated “clean green” area.
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Compost Paid Drop-off
Green Waste Recycle Yard P.O. Box 2377 Berkeley Compost Paid Drop-off Only accept woody organic waste: logs, shrub/bush, branches, log rounds & wood chips
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up Wood must be untreated or unpainted to be accepted. Consider using as mulch in your garden.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Paid Drop-off wood is ground, sent out for treatment for land application
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Compost Paid Drop-off Separate for organics drop-off
REAP Center 2133 Tynan Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off To be used as mulch and for compost
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Compost Paid Drop-off
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Paid Pick-up Separate for organics drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Compost Paid Drop-off Clean wood only or else it is considered construction debris. Clean wood is segregated, unpainted, untreated pallets, wood and lumber pieces up to 6” in diameter and 6’ in length. Material must be free of metal and paper. Material must not be banded bundled tied or wrapped. Call for fee information. Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Compost Paid Drop-off Available for purchase from chipping process of clean wood.

Curbside Service

Organics Note
Consider using as mulch on your houseplants or in your garden. Go to to learn how to use mulch and compost build healthy soil.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Consider using as mulch on your houseplants or in your garden.
San Leandro
Consider using as mulch on your houseplants or in your garden. Go to to learn how to use mulch and compost build healthy soil.
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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