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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
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up insulated wire, electrical wiring
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.
Rica Recycling 27105 Industrial Blvd Hayward Recycle
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Wire is recycled, cables are ewaste
Omega JV Inc 3449 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Wire must be bundled or tied together.
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee $1/lb
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee $1/lb
GP21 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Remove and recycle copper cable - network decommissioning.
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle Free Drop-off
eWaste Direct Inc. 6752 Preston Ave
Ste E
Livermore Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up

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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