Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
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
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).
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley 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.
Deens Electronics 44875 Industrial Dr Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
AppleService Center 311 Oak St Oakland 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
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Geek Squad 4820 Dublin Blvd Dublin Repair Free Drop-off
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
General Computer Systems 3226 Grand Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
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.
DNS Computers 26203 Production Ave Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Area Computer & Services Center 2703 Seventh St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
Purl Computers 2589 Old First St Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
QWERTY Computer Services 1342 Hampton Pl Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Gosu iPhone Repair Berkeley 1008 University Ave Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
Fast Repair 2127 El Camino Real Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Cell Phones, Tablets, Laptops

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Call hauler to schedule an e-waste pick-up.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
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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