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
FabMo 1240 Birchwood Drive Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Books on crafts and sewing, some magazines considered.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Good condition: Exchange Zone. Torn/tattered: Mixed Paper bin or Discover Books Bin. Must be clean and dry. Fees apply for quantities of 1/4 cubic yard or more.
Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Currently accepting donations of only food, toiletry, household cleaning and gift card and new/packaged items due to the COVID-19 crisis. 
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Easter Hill United Methodist Church Thrift Store 3601 Cutting Blvd. Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off art, coffee table, picture heavy. In good shape with covers, no mildew.
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Down Home Music 10341 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off Inquire with your music-related books
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Discover Books Bin Drop-off Locator 7041 Las Positas Road Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse drop-off area
Dan F Webb Bookstore 322 15th St Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Centro de Servicios Thrift Store 525 H St Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Artthaus Center) 2744 E. 11th Street
Suite H01
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off parenting, pregnancy, & children's books
Books to Prisoners Programs Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in
Books for the Barrios 1125 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Books for Friends 1550 Oak St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Children, tween, & teen books; graphic novels; contemporary current affairs, hardback fiction, and social science books

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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