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Christmas Lights - Non-working

String of small lights used for decoration during the holiday season that no longer work or are not fit for resale.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Collect for electronic waste recycling.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
Christmas Light Source ATTN: Recycling Program
4313 Elmwood Drive
Benbrook Recycle Paid Pick-up You pay for shipping. Company then gives you 10% off a single order (must include name and email to get coupon). Send in the smallest box, the slowest way.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Paid Drop-off E-Scrap drop-off area
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Electronics bin.
ewasteSF 2915 16th Street San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off Christmas lights are $1/pound to recycle.
Fix It Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Berkeley Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Recycle Paid Drop-off
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Paid Pick-up Please bundle before placing into recycling cart.
Holiday LEDS ATTN: HolidayLEDS Recycling
2300 S. 170th Street
New Berlin Recycle Paid Pick-up You pay shipping. Complete online form, then they send you coupon as soon as they confirm shipment.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Paid Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off Only accepts LED lights. Incandescent lights go in the trash.

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup 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
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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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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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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