Styrofoam & Packaging Reuse Options

styrofoam_peanutsGot plastic packaging that you can’t recycle?  Drop it off for reuse at these locations:

Cartons & Crates
, 3250 California Blvd, 224-7447,  Accepts foam peanuts, foam wine shippers, foam sheets (clean, flat shaped), plastic bubble wrap, plastic air pillows, freezer packs (clean, without leaks).

Buffalo’s Shipping Post, 2471 Solano Ave, 226-7942, Accepts foam peanuts, clean flat foam sheets, plastic air pillows.

All American Mail Center
, 1370 Trancas Ave, 255-7595, Accepts foam peanuts, plastic bubble wrap, plastic air pillows.

The UPS Store
, 4225 Solano Ave, 258-2454,  Accepts foam peanuts only, plastic bubble wrap, wine shippers.

Clean Styrofoam blocks can currently be dropped off for recycling at several other locations in Northern California:

El Cerrito Recycling Center
, 7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito.  White block polystyrene foam accepted; please no packaging peanuts, cups or food containers.

, 1400 Victor Road, Lodi.  Dart recycles the material into picture frames, plastic lumber and insulation.
Proof Lab, 254 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley.  Proof Lab partners with Sustainable Surf to recycle clean, bagged residential Styrofoam packaging – please visit for more info, and call the shop at (415) 380-8900 before dropping off any material.

If you are shipping, you can avoid messy and wasteful Styrofoam and plastic film packaging by packing instead with reused newspaper, cornstarch peanuts, or other earth-friendly methods – and if you’re shipping wine, use corrugated or pulped cardboard as a great recyclable alternative.