Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
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
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
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
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
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Electronics bin.
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
Staples, Fremont 39116 Fremont Hub Fremont 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.
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Buy back value may be available
ERI 2860 S. East Ave. Fresno Recycle Free Drop-off
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Dell Inc. 1 Dell Way Round Rock Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Dell products
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Free pick-up for large quantities. Call for details.
AER Worldwide (Fremont) 42744 Boscell Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off 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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