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

What do I do with:



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
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off E-Waste: separate for e-waste drop-off - free for City residents only.
Bay Area Electronics Recycling Center (Union City) 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Buy back value may be available
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego 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
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
AER Worldwide (Fremont) 42744 Boscell Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Hewlett Packard (HP) Computer Recycling Program Staples
2120 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
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
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
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
IBM Product Take Back Program 1 New Orchard Road Armonk Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Tri-Valley Recycling 1988 E. Alpine Ave Stockton Recycle Free Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off
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
ComputerLand 80 Shattuck Square Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off
All Video Repair 6465 Sierra Ln Dublin Repair Free Drop-off
Xper2go Inc 39120 Argonaut Way #782 Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
Purl Computers 2589 Old First St Livermore Repair Free Drop-off

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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