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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
A-1 Auto Dismantlers 2707 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working
ALCO Iron & Metal (San Leandro) 2140 Davis Street 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
Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley 518 Valley Way Milpitas Reuse Free Pick-up Accepts most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV's, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment and other motorized vehicles. Will take vehicle running or not, must be in one piece, have an engine, and be towable. Contact a CARS representative at 855-500-RIDE (7433) to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.
Concord Auto Dismantlers 2211 Arnold Industrial Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Working & non-working
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Pick-up
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.
Direct Relief International 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.
Donate Car USA Two Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 500
Westchester Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working
East Bay SPCA (Dublin) 4651 Gleason Dr Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off Vehicle Donations (Working condition, call for details)
East Bay SPCA (Oakland) 8323 Baldwin St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Vehicle Donations (Working condition, call for details)
Easter Seals Bay Area 2730 Shadelands Dr
Building 10
Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Must have DMV junk slip presented at time of disposal. Will need to confirm if any hazardous waste is present - additional fees will apply for tires, etc.
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.
Hope Services (Fremont) 37482 Fremont Blvd Fremont Reuse Free Pick-up Call 408-510-6934 for information on car donation
Hope Services (Mountain View) 460 East Middlefield Rd Mountain View Reuse Free Pick-up Curently not accepting any donations at this location due to COVID
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
In Defense of Animals 131 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off Working & non-working
iPull-uPull Auto Parts 3151 S. Hwy 99 Sacramento Reuse Free Drop-off Non-working & working cars only.
LIFE ElderCare, Inc. 3300 Capitol Ave Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Working and non-working

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