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
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
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
Hospice Thrift Shoppe 2742 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Kensington Library 61 Arlington Ave Kensington Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Reuse Free Drop-off
Alibris Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Bay Point Library 205 Pacifica Ave. Bay Point Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off
Little Free Library 2327 Wycliff St
Suite 220
St. Paul Reuse Free Drop-off
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Hayward Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Pick-up No encyclopedias
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia 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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