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
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Dimond Branch) 3565 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free 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.
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Friends of the Hayward Public Library 835 C Street Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Teen Challenge Thrift Store 3437 Chestnut Ave. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the San Pablo Library 2300 El Portal Dr., Ste D San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Kensington Library 61 Arlington Ave Kensington Reuse Free Drop-off
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Books to Prisoners Programs Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Lakeview Branch) 550 El Embarcadero Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Little Free Library 2327 Wycliff St
Suite 220
St. Paul Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Reuse Free Drop-off Little Library
Friends of Dublin Library 200 Civic Plaza Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off art, coffee table, picture heavy. In good shape with covers, no mildew.
Half Price Books 39152 Fremont Hub Fremont Reuse Buyback Drop-off
West County Detention Facility Library 5555 Giant Hwy Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery St. San Ramon 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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