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
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore 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. 
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Wire is recycled, cables are ewaste
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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Elian Electronics Recycling 1634 West 19th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee courtesy item
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.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
Alco Iron & Metal (Stockton) 1815 Navy Dr. Stockton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 1490 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
AlCO Metals (Vallejo) (Mare Island) 321 Azuar Drive,
Building #629
Vallejo Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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.

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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