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

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
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
ERI Direct 7815 N. Palm Ave
Ste 140
Fresno Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
Elian Electronics Recycling 1634 West 19th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee courtesy item
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.
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.
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
Danny Recycling, Inc (DRI) 1745 Walsh Ave Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
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. 
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. 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 (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin 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
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City 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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