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.
Authorized Computer Repair 1700 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
Sydewayz Cafe 5849 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Laptops and Computers - IT Services & Computer Repair 831 Gilman St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
ewasteCollective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
Y Y Computer 997 Jackson St Oakland 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
Tech Warriors 828 San Pablo Ave Suite 220C Albany Repair Free Drop-off
LNS Latin Network Systems 3340 E 12th St #4 Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions
eFX Computer 320 E 14th St San Leandro 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 Performance Computer Repair 2340 Powell St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off
Techland Associates, Inc. 2786 Bayview Dr Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
M.A.C. Berkeley 2010 Shattuck Ave Berkeley 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.
Fasthuma iT 42307 Osgood Rd #B Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
ClickForATech 31150 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Technecessities.Com 338 Preston Ct Livermore 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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