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

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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
Advant Inc 88 Wright Brothers Ave Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Emeryville) 3700 Mandela Pkwy. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Buy back value may be available
ERI 2860 S. East Ave. Fresno Recycle Free Drop-off
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Shred Works, Oakland 455 High Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee hard drive destruction
AER Worldwide (Fremont) 42744 Boscell Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Hewlett Packard (HP) Computer Recycling Program Staples
2120 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Hayward) 269 Southland Mall Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off all-in-one, netbooks, laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, speakers, controllers, CD/DVD drives
Staples, Fremont 39116 Fremont Hub Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
IBM Product Take Back Program 1 New Orchard Road Armonk Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
eWaste Direct Inc. 6752 Preston Ave
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Livermore Recycle Free Pick-up
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Free pick-up for large quantities. Call for details.
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off
Dell Inc. 1 Dell Way Round Rock Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Dell products
Verizon Wireless Device Trade-in Program 3990 Hollis St.
store
Emeryville Recycle Buyback Mail-in smartphones, tablets, netbooks

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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