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 Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
Bay Point Library 205 Pacifica Ave. Bay Point Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Dan F Webb Bookstore 322 15th St Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Central Library Bookstore 2090 Kittredge St. Berkeley Reuse Free 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. 
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Dimond Branch) 3565 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Martinez Library 740 Court St. Martinez Reuse Free Drop-off
Birthright International 3106 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington St
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Large soft covers, Classics, popular titles, and esoteric subjects, Topical political books, Used books in very good or better condition
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only. Must fit in dropbox opening.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Channing Way Bookstore 2433 Channing Way Berkeley 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

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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