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Books - Hard Cover - Non-working

Recycle damaged, torn, out of dates book, completely highlighted/written in, and the removed hard covers. Small amounts of hard cover books should be placed in a recycling bin at a time (<20). The binding on hard cover books is a major issue for hard cover book recycling as it is very challenging for the recycling machinery to process.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Large loads $70 per ton
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Reuse Free Pick-up Large quantity. We work with libraries, transfer stations, and nonprofits across the country to help reuse and recycle books.
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Recycle Free Pick-up Large quantity. We work with libraries, transfer stations, and nonprofits across the country to help reuse and recycle books.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off Remove binding as possible; 20 max. Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Northern California Paper Recyclers 3544 Arden Rd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up Buyback prices are based on a 700 pound minimum pickup.
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off Unusable condition
Citywide Fibers 1151 Quesada Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions

Curbside Service

Recycling Garbage Special Action Note
Alameda
Only if poor, damaged condition. Remove covers as possible. Otherwise, donate.
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Albany
The paper pages are acceptable, remove cover. Covers go in the trash.
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Berkeley
Remove covers as possible.
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(large loads $70 per ton). Find appropriate bin for drop-off at Berkeley Recycling Center.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Remove covers as possible.
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Dublin
Remove covers as possible.
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Emeryville
The paper pages are acceptable, remove cover. Covers go in the trash.
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Fremont
Remove covers as possible.
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Hayward
Remove covers as possible.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Remove covers as possible.
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Livermore
Remove covers as possible.
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Newark
Remove covers as possible.
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Oakland
Remove covers as possible.
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Piedmont
Remove covers as possible.
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Pleasanton
Remove covers as possible.
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San Leandro
Remove covers as possible and include in recycling cart/bin.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Remove covers as possible.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Remove covers as possible.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Remove covers as possible.
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Union City
Remove covers as possible.
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