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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.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
A to Z Recycling Company 2306 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 1490 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 5839 Lone Tree Way Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Emeryville) 3700 Mandela Pkwy. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Hayward) 269 Southland Mall Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Blue Star Electronics 30502 Huntwood Ave
(see notes for drop-off location)
Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Free Pickup For Businesses Minimum one Pallet. 
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
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
e-Recycling of California 31702 Hayman St Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Wire processing operations recycles the insulation into asphalt products and they recycle the metals into other byproducts.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Label working with blue/masking tape. Put in Donation Trailer or Exchange Zone. If non-working, put in Electronics Bin.

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
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Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
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Dublin
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Emeryville
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Fremont
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Hayward
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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Livermore
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Newark
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Oakland
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Piedmont
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Call hauler to schedule an e-waste pick-up.
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Pleasanton
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San Leandro
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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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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