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
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
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.
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkley 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
Tri-City Office Machines 48660 Sedum Rd Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
Oakland Computer Service 419 International Blvd d Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Fix That Mac 2140 Oxford St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
Computer Center 23951 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
ABC Advanced Computer 28855 Mack St Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Apple Trade-in Program 5640 Bay St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee In store repair by appointment. Fee or free based on plan/specific situation. ipad, imac, apple watch, apple products
Valley Tech, LLC 381 Earhart Way Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Computer Repair 400 Main St #205 Pleasanton Repair Free Drop-off
Computer Link 1257 Park Ave Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off
abc01 Repair 925 W Winton Ave Suite E Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Cantrell's Computer Sales and Services 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 150 Concord Repair Free Drop-off
VicenTech Computer Services 338 Jackson St #4 Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Printer Plus 14624 Wicks Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Geek Squad 4820 Dublin Blvd Dublin Repair Free Drop-off
Computer Pros 1305 High St Alameda Repair Free Drop-off
Access Computers 7139 Dublin Blvd Dublin 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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