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
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
Oakland Public Library (Melrose Branch) 4805 Foothill Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Popular titles in very good condition only. Limit of 10.
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off especially children’s . Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Oakland) 127 41st St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland 2201 Broadway
Suite 600
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books for babies-12th gr, softly used.
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off
Hope Services (Mountain View) 460 East Middlefield Rd Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off Curently not accepting any donations at this location due to COVID
Friends of the Moraga Library Bookstore 1500 St Marys Rd Moraga Reuse Free Drop-off
Women's Prison Book Project c/o Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis Reuse Free Drop-off Most prisons do not allow hardcovers. Most requested: self-help, dictionaries, activity books (guided journals, soduku, coloring), arts & crafts (knitting, origami, how-to-draw, crochet), horror/fantasy/sci-fi, cookbooks, books in Spanish, romance, mysteries/thrillers. No tears/yellowing, writing inside.
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Martinez Library 740 Court St. Martinez Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave
(Livermore Arcade Shopping Center)
Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore 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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