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
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.
Goodwill (Albany) 505 San Pablo Ave Albany Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Oakley Library 1050 Neoly Rd. Oakley Reuse Free Drop-off
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
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.
Books for the Barrios 1125 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Channing Way Bookstore 2433 Channing Way Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Ygnacio Valley Library 2661 Oak Grove Rd. Ygnacio Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
The Thrifty Kitty 1509 Webster St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Only Comic books in good condition, any genre.
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Orinda Library 24 Orinda Way Orinda Reuse Free Drop-off
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Down Home Music 10341 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off Inquire with your music-related books
Friends of the Hayward Public Library 835 C Street Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 40733 Chapel Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
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. 
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek 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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