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
e-Recycling of California 31702 Hayman St Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
#B1
Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
Surplus Service 3090 Osgood Ct Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
M-Cubed 105 East Alma Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Please consider reuse options for your functional, reusable items.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd.
(At the Fremont Transfer Station - follow the trucks)
Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
Tri-Valley Recycling 1988 E. Alpine Ave Stockton Recycle Free Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off
ERI Secure Electronics Recycling Bins 96 E San Fernando St
Amazon Hub Locker (Downtown San Jose)
San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Audio/Video Devices, Cell Phones/Tablets, E-Readers, Connected Home Devices, Laptops, Media Players, Small Electronics
iRetron 15466 Los Gatos Blvd
#109-46
Los Gatos Recycle Buyback Mail-in
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
#G
Sacramento Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Free for drop off w/o needed certificate of certified data destruction. Fee for certified data destruction w/certification of hard drives (loose) and inside a computer. including modems & routers, server equipment, UPS/Battery back ups
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Electronics delivered alone are free. If delivered with other materials, standard weight charges apply. Laptop Computers, other LCD devices FREE
Tri Valley Recycling- Bay Area 1988 E. Alpine Avenue Stockton Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Call for buyback details and for pick-up arrangement fees. Fee for large copiers and microwaves.
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
Staples Office Supply 700 El Camino Real Menlo Park Recycle Free Drop-off There is a limit of 6 items per day. They do not accept televisions, appliances, copiers, stereos, alkaline batteries and other household electronics.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Electronics bin.

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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