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
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Valley Tech, LLC 381 Earhart Way Livermore 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
iRetron 15466 Los Gatos Blvd
#109-46
Los Gatos Recycle Buyback Mail-in
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off 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.
Auction BDI 660 Vista Way Milpitas Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Includes laptops. Consignment services available. Drop-off business hours only. For Pick-up call to make arrangements 408-955-7900 businesses free.
All Green Electronics Recycling 800 W El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off
Elite Recycling Services (Newark) 37530 Enterprise Ct.
Suite #5
Newark Recycle Free Pick-up
ewasteCollective (Novato) 42 Digital Drive #3 Novato Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
East Bay Computer Center 3450 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
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.
Shred Works, Oakland 455 High Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee hard drive destruction
Sydewayz Cafe 5849 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Y Y Computer 997 Jackson St Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
LNS Latin Network Systems 3340 E 12th St #4 Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle 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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