Bubble Wrap

Plastic Bag Drop-Off

These stores accept and reuse clean bubble wrap:

Pak Mail Centers of America
4719 Quail Lakes Drive, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 478-9827
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Bubble wrap, popcorn, in any quantity. Must be clean.

UPS Store 
Location #1:
1163 E. March Lane, Stockton, CA 95210 | (209) 474-1731
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Bubble wrap and Styrofoam popcorn, but it must be clean.

Location #2:
6507 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 957-3067
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Bubble wrap and Styrofoam popcorn, but it must be clean.

Leah’s Postal Center
6333 Pacific Center, Stockton, CA 95207 | (209) 474-6245
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Postal Plus
2339 W. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95209 | (209) 954-0426
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Ways to Reduce

Choose a Greener Alternative

If you buy bubble wrap to use for personal or business use, consider a greener alternative like EcoEnclose’s Corrugated Bubble.

newspaper ball

Use Newspaper Instead

Newspaper also works well to wrap items for shipping or storage, and newspaper balls can fill up empty space in packages. It can always be recycled after it has been used, too.

Ways to Reuse

Use It Again

Keep any bubble wrap you receive and save it for when you next need to wrap something fragile. One piece of bubble wrap can be used many times before it loses its usefulness.

Take It to a Mail Store

Some mailing stores will accept bubble wrap and other packing materials for drop-off. However, it depends on policies and current supply, so call ahead to ask.

crisper drawers

Line Your Crisper Drawer

Use bubble wrap as a liner for your crisper drawer to prevent your fruits and vegetables from getting bruised.


Bubble wrap can make some amazing costumes. Check out Martha Stewart’s No-Sew Bubble Wrap Jelly Fish and other ideas on Pinterest.

Did You Know?

Bubble Wrap: A Happy Accident

Bubble wrap was first created by engineers in the 1950s who were trying to create a 3D plastic wallpaper. Though the wallpaper idea never came to fruition, they realized their invention would make a great packing material.