Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Cables & Wires - Non-working

Cables and wires are used for within and between electronic devices. They are usually plastic or rubber wrapped around current-conducting metal wires.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Do not put loose in recycling as these break recycling machines. Gather for ewaste recycling.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
Elian Electronics Recycling 1634 West 19th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee courtesy item
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Mixed with E-scrap only. E-Scrap drop-off area
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up insulated wire, electrical wiring
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Wire is recycled, cables are ewaste
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 1490 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Wire must be bundled or tied together.
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. insulated wire, electrical wiring. Must be cut in 3ft lengths, or coiled and banded with 3/4 in steel banding in at least four places.
GP21 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Remove and recycle copper cable - network decommissioning.
A to Z Recycling Company 2306 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Call hauler to schedule an e-waste pick-up.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City
Place electronics in a box clearly labeled “e-waste” that is easily accessible and in plain view (about a foot from the pile).

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