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

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Books - Soft Cover

Soft cover books are bound in soft, lightweight paper.

Donate to keep books in circulation. Find a Little Library location near you to add or borrow books.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Bolerium Books 2141 Mission St.
Suite 300
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Purveyors of rare and out-of print books, posters, and ephemera on social movements
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only. Must fit in dropbox opening.
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Green Apple Books 506 Clement St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1295 Folsom St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1498 Polk St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Teaching materials (no text books)
SF Public Library Book Donation Center 1630 17th St. San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Call to schedule a pickup. Not Accepted: 1.) Books that are damp or moldy 2.) General encyclopedias 3.) Legal statutes and casebooks 4.) All Magazines
Prisoners Literature Project (Grassroots House) Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books
(also drop-off site)
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of San Leandro Library 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Medshare West 2937 Alvarado St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Books (Medical ONLY) — medical textbooks, journals, teaching aids. Fill out online form. Do not drop off without approval.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse drop-off area
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the San Pablo Library 2300 El Portal Dr., Ste D San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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