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
The Thrifty Kitty 1509 Webster St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Only Comic books in good condition, any genre.
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off parenting, pregnancy, & children's books
Prisoners Literature Project (Moe's Books) 2476 Telegraph Ave
(Moe's Books - write "PLP" on bags or boxes)
Berkeley 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.
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
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the El Cerrito Library 6510 Stockton Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
FabMo 1240 Birchwood Drive Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Books on crafts and sewing, some magazines considered.
The ReCrafting Co. 2449 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Books related to crafts
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Gateway Center) 2648 International Boulevard Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off parenting, pregnancy, & children's books
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (7117 Regional St.) 7117 Regional St. Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Palo Alto Library 4000 Middlefield Rd H2 Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Hackenberg Booksellers 1614 Kearney St. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way El Sobrante 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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