Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Destruction services for boats and RVs
Surrendered Vessel Program Dept of Boating & Waterways
PO Box 942896
Sacramento Landfill SAVE non-commercial boat surrender program to apply to for free removal
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
M. Fernandes Auto Dismantlers 650 W. 10th St. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off See website fo details
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.
McHugh Auto Wreckers 2297-D Arnold Industrial Way Concord Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Working & non-working
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. all fluids, including refrigerant, must be drained. Batteries, lead wheel weight, mercury switches, and undeployed airbags must be removed. Gas tanks must be visibly punctured to be removed.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee No motors accepted.
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
Pick-N-Pull (1015 Market Ave) 1015 Market St. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Working & non-working
St. Vincent De Paul (1175 Howard Street) 1175 Howard Street San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco and help sustain our direct services, including the MSC-South Homeless Shelter and Riley Center for Survivors of Domestic Violence.
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Working & non-working
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.
Concord Auto Dismantlers 2211 Arnold Industrial Way Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Working & non-working
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
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.
Rock & Roll Auto 3908 Old Santa Rita Road Pleasanton Recycle Buyback Drop-off non-working & working
ROYAL MARINE 1992 Republic AVE San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off Boats
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

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