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
Prisoners Literature Project (Grassroots House) Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books
(also drop-off site)
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton 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.
Half Price Books 39152 Fremont Hub Fremont Reuse Buyback 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.
FabMo 1240 Birchwood Drive Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Books on crafts and sewing, some magazines considered.
Out of the Closet 1295 Folsom St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
James Dourgarian - Bookman 2341 Hickory Dr Concord Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Mail-in old, vintage, collectible, rare, first edition, and related ephemera.
Goodwill (Pittsburg) 396 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center
Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off
Moe's Books 2476 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
Friends of the Central Library at Pleasant Hill 35 Crescent Drive, Ste A Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Prison Library Project c/o The Claremont Forum
915-C W. Foothill Blvd, PMB 128
Claremont Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Rocket Reuse 1355 Park St. Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Comics
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.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St 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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