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Cars & Boats

A car has a metal or plastic frame housing mechanical parts and interior cushions and linings.

Many local non-profits partner to receive a donation as part or your vehicle or boat donation. Inquire if the non-profit's that you support have this type of program.

Need to get rid of boat waste before donation or recyling? See these resources: Boating Clean & Green, Pumpout Nav App, SF Bay Clean Boating Map, Bilge Care & Preventing Oil Spills, Fishing Line, Abandoned Vessels, Oil, Chemical & Hazardous Waste Spills

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Wheels for Wishes (Make-A-Wish Bay Area) 1 Sansome Street, 35th Floor San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Working or non-working (recycle)
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Pick-N-Pull 1065 Commercial St
"North"
San Jose Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off non-working & working
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
ALCO Iron & Metal (San Leandro) 2140 Davis Street
Headquarters & Metal Sales
San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Cars. Must provide a DMV junk slip. These items must be removed before delivery: fuel, oils, fluids of any kind, refrigerant, batteries, tires
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Upon approval only, call for appointment to review. Must meet finite list of circumstances.
ROYAL MARINE 1992 Republic AVE San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off Boats
Phelps Auto Wrecking 2622 Eden Rd
(Near the Metropolitan Golf Links)
San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off non-working & working
The Jet Ski Doctor 14082 Washington Ave San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off Jet Ski's
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Safe Disposal Drop-off for a Fee Auto dismantling & recycling services. Need title or junked slip from DMV. Call for quote. 415-453-1404. Haz materials removed and properly processed. for Marin County.
Marin Resource Recovery Center 565 Jacoby Street San Rafael Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Auto dismantling & recycling services. Need title or junked slip from DMV. Call for quote. 415-453-1404. Haz materials removed and properly processed. for Marin County.
Direct Relief 6100 Wallace Becknell Road
Mail-in Program
Santa Barbara Recycle Free Pick-up Online vehicle donation through Charitable Adult Rides and Services (CARS) the nonprofit that administers and also benefits from this donation.
Global Fiberglass Solutions Texas Recycling & Manufacturing Plant
13 Industrial Dr
Sweetwater Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Recycles large quantity composite waste from wind, energy, automotive, aerospace, and construction industries.
Easter Seals Bay Area 2730 Shadelands Dr
Building 10
Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working
Lindsay Wildlife Experience 1931 First Ave Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Working and non-working.
Donate Car USA Two Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 500
Westchester Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working

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