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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
RRR Computer 4096 Piedmont Ave
Suite 332
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Refurbish donated laptops and accessories to give to low-income K-12 students for education. PC laptops*, Mac laptops*, iMacs* (no desktops), iPhone 6 or higher, iPad 4th Gen or Higher, all PC and Apple power adapters*all computers must be newer than seven years old. Pick up for bulk equipment.
RRR Computer 4096 Piedmont Ave
Suite 332
Oakland Repair Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Refurbish donated laptops and accessories to give to low-income K-12 students for education. PC laptops*, Mac laptops*, iMacs* (no desktops), iPhone 6 or higher, iPad 4th Gen or Higher, all PC and Apple power adapters*all computers must be newer than seven years old. Pick up for bulk equipment.
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Shred Works, Oakland 455 High Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee hard drive destruction
Sitex Computer 4848 Thornton Ave Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Staples 1230 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Staples 2120 Crescent Dr. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Staples 2710 Crow Canyon Rd. San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off
Staples 4863 Lone Tree Way Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Staples 4498 Treat Blvd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
Staples, Fremont 39116 Fremont Hub Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
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Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Surplus Service 3090 Osgood Ct Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Sydewayz Cafe 5849 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Free pick-up for large quantities. Call for details.
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).
Tech Warriors 828 San Pablo Ave Suite 220C Albany Repair Free Drop-off
Techland Associates, Inc. 2786 Bayview Dr Fremont Repair 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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