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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
East Bay Computer Center 3450 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Sydewayz Cafe 5849 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
LNS Latin Network Systems 3340 E 12th St #4 Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Tech Exchange 2530 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Acceptable Items: ​mouses, keyboards, monitors, laptops, desktops, headphones, speakers, SSD drives, hard drives, networking equipment, and other unused tech equipment (highest need: Chromebooks and laptops with Intel i5 and above or equivalent or Apple Macbooks 2015 or later that can be refurbished for student and household use).
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle Free Drop-off
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
All Green Electronics Recycling 800 W El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Auction BDI 660 Vista Way Milpitas Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Includes laptops. Consignment services available. Drop-off business hours only. For Pick-up call to make arrangements 408-955-7900 businesses free.
Staples Office Supply 700 El Camino Real Menlo Park Recycle Free Drop-off There is a limit of 6 items per day. They do not accept televisions, appliances, copiers, stereos, alkaline batteries and other household electronics.
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
iRetron 15466 Los Gatos Blvd
#109-46
Los Gatos Recycle Buyback Mail-in
Advant Inc 88 Wright Brothers Ave Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
eWaste Direct Inc. 6752 Preston Ave
Ste E
Livermore Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee
Valley Tech, LLC 381 Earhart Way Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Purl Computers 2589 Old First St Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
QWERTY Computer Services 1342 Hampton Pl Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Technecessities.Com 338 Preston Ct Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee

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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