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
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.
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley only free pick up
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
Reparacion de computadoras KPC 22328 S Garden Ave Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Johnson Computer, Inc. 30993 Huntwood Ave #201 Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
computreat LLC 16155 Ashland Ave San Lorenzo Repair Free Drop-off
American Tech, Inc 2280 Fulton St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Best 1 TV Repair 936 Industrial Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: LCD and CRT tv's , car stereos, blue Ray players, monitors, steroes, laptops, computers, camcorders; Does House calls.
Sitex Computer 4848 Thornton Ave Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
Kichh Computing Solutions LLC 3475 Investment Blvd #5 Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Conrad's Computer Services 3612 35th Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
AnB Repair 339 14th St Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Additional fee for Destruction services for hard disks, drives, cellphones
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley only free pick up
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.
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up 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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