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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
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Surrendered Vessel Program Dept of Boating & Waterways
PO Box 942896
Sacramento Landfill SAVE non-commercial boat surrender program to apply to for free removal
iPull-uPull Auto Parts 3151 S. Hwy 99 Sacramento Reuse Free Drop-off Non-working & working cars only.
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Working & non-working
Pick-N-Pull (1015 Market Ave) 1015 Market St. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Working & non-working
Rock & Roll Auto 3908 Old Santa Rita Road Pleasanton Recycle Buyback Drop-off non-working & working
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee No motors accepted.
M. Fernandes Auto Dismantlers 650 W. 10th St. Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off See website fo details
St. Vincent de Paul 2210 Gladstone Dr. Pittsburg Reuse Free Pick-up Working & non-working
Volunteers of America Auto Donations 672 13th Street Suite 100 Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up Also accepts trucks, RVs, boats and other property from throughout the Bay Area. Free pick up. Receipt usually mailed within 24 hours. |
East Bay SPCA (Oakland) 8323 Baldwin St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Vehicle Donations (Working condition, call for details)
Pick-N-Pull (8451 San Leandro St) 8451 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off non-working & 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.
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Save The Bay 1330 Broadway
Suite 1800
Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up Working and non-working
Pick-N-Pull (7400 Mowry Ave) 7400 Mowry Ave. Newark Reuse Free Drop-off non-working & working
Veteran Car Donations 12 Winding Wood Ct
#1
Mt Sinai Reuse Free Pick-up Working or non-working (recycle)
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
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.

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