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
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.
Friends of the El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way El Sobrante Reuse Free Drop-off
Down Home Music 10341 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off Inquire with your music-related books
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
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. 
Friends of Dublin Library 200 Civic Plaza Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (7117 Regional St.) 7117 Regional St. Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Danville 444 Diablo Rd. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Danville Library 400 Front St. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Crockett Library 991 Loring Ave. Crockett Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Concord 5350 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Teen Challenge Thrift Store 3437 Chestnut Ave. Concord 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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