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
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Birthright International 3106 Clayton Rd. Concord 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.
Friends of the Crockett Library 991 Loring Ave. Crockett Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Danville Library 400 Front St. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Danville 444 Diablo Rd. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of Dublin Library 200 Civic Plaza Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (7117 Regional St.) 7117 Regional St. Dublin 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. 
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.
Wonderland Books 7511 Fairmount Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Friends of the El Cerrito Library 6510 Stockton Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off
Hackenberg Booksellers 1614 Kearney St. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Down Home Music 10341 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off Inquire with your music-related books
Friends of the El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way El Sobrante Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Reuse Free Pick-up Large quantity. We work with libraries, transfer stations, and nonprofits across the country to help reuse and recycle books.
Hope Thrift (Fremont) 41200 Blacow Rd Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Fremont) 40733 Chapel Way Ste A & B Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont 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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