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
Telexpress 1793 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off
Mobile PC Services 2868 Grove Way Castro Valley Repair Free Drop-off
Morning Star Computer 15934 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Free Drop-off
Eddie Computer Services 723 23rd St Richmond Repair Free Drop-off
Bay IC Repair 20881 Redwood Rd Castro Valley Repair Free Drop-off
Cantrell's Computer Sales and Services 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 150 Concord Repair Free Drop-off
The Used Computer Store 2750 Adeline St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
Today P. C., Inc. 11750 Dublin Blvd Suite 102 Dublin Repair Free Drop-off
My Emergency Guy 6019 College Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
eFX Computer 320 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off
Best Performance Computer Repair 2340 Powell St Emeryville 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).
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.
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
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
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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