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
Saint Anthony's Thrift 128 Village Square Orinda Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (African American Museum & Library) 659 14th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
Oakland Public Library (Elmhurst Branch) 1427 88th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Martin Luther King Jr. Branch) 6833 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Cesar E. Chavez Branch) 3301 E. 12th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Civicorps Recycling 101 Myrtle St. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Oakland Public Library (Montclair Branch) 1687 Mountain Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Multi-Material Management & Marketing 405 14th St. #1600 Oakland Recycle Free Pick-up
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Friends of San Leandro Library 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Wonderland Books 7511 Fairmount Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Friends of the Walnut Creek Library 1644 N. Broadway Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Does not accept magazines, National Geographics, encyclopedias, Readers Digest (magazines or books). Does not accept books that have been wet, mildew/moldy or torn.
Friends of the Concord Library 2900 Salvio St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Biblio Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Goodwill (South San Francisco ) 225 Kenwood Way South San Francisco 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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