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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
Elian Electronics Recycling 1634 West 19th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee courtesy item
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
ERI Direct 7815 N. Palm Ave
Ste 140
Fresno Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
eWaste Direct Inc. 6752 Preston Ave
Ste E
Livermore Recycle Free Pick-up
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley only free pick up
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley only free pick up
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley only free pick up
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle Free Drop-off
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
GP21 1221 3rd St Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Remove and recycle copper cable - network decommissioning.
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
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in 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.
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
#G
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Omega JV Inc 3449 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Wire is recycled, cables are ewaste

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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