Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Computers - Non-working

Non-working computers are any computer processing unit (CPU) or related computer system component which is defective or broken.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Consider refurbishing or repair before recycling, or DIY repair through iFixit.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
eFX Computer 320 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
M-Cubed 105 East Alma Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Please consider reuse options for your functional, reusable items.
ERI Secure Electronics Recycling Bins 96 E San Fernando St
Amazon Hub Locker (Downtown San Jose)
San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Audio/Video Devices, Cell Phones/Tablets, E-Readers, Connected Home Devices, Laptops, Media Players, Small Electronics
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Free pick-up for large quantities. Call for details.
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Electronics delivered alone are free. If delivered with other materials, standard weight charges apply. Laptop Computers, other LCD devices FREE
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego Recycle Free Drop-off
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Free for drop off w/o needed certificate of certified data destruction. Fee for certified data destruction w/certification of hard drives (loose) and inside a computer. including modems & routers, server equipment, UPS/Battery back ups
Dell Inc. 1 Dell Way Round Rock Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Dell products
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Eddie Computer Services 723 23rd St Richmond Repair Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Computer Repair 400 Main St #205 Pleasanton Repair Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off E-Waste: separate for e-waste drop-off - free for City residents only.
Staples 2120 Crescent Dr. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Hewlett Packard (HP) Computer Recycling Program Staples
2120 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action 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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Call hauler to schedule an e-waste pick-up.
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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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