Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Alco Iron & Metal (Stockton) 1815 Navy Dr. Stockton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Wire must be bundled or tied together.
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
AlCO Metals (Vallejo) (Mare Island) 321 Azuar Drive,
Building #629
Vallejo Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee $1/lb
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City 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 (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Hayward) 269 Southland Mall Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
ERI Direct 7815 N. Palm Ave
Ste 140
Fresno Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
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
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
Omega JV Inc 3449 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle 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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