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
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
Tri Valley Recycling- Bay Area 1988 E. Alpine Avenue Stockton Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Call for buyback details and for pick-up arrangement fees. Fee for large copiers and microwaves.
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Buy back value may be available
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego Recycle Free Drop-off
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle 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.
AER Worldwide (Fremont) 42744 Boscell Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Hewlett Packard (HP) Computer Recycling Program Staples
2120 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Emeryville) 3700 Mandela Pkwy. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
IBM Product Take Back Program 1 New Orchard Road Armonk Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Shred Works, Oakland 455 High Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee hard drive destruction
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo 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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