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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
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
Rica Recycling 27105 Industrial Blvd Hayward Recycle
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.
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up insulated wire, electrical wiring
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, 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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