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
Modern Waste Solutions 4391 Pell Dr
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
Morning Star Computer 15934 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Free Drop-off
My Emergency Guy 6019 College Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Novateck PC 20954 San Miguel Ave Castro Valley Repair Free Drop-off
Oakland Computer Service 419 International Blvd d Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers 700 Parker Ave. Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off
Pittsburg Recycling Center (Recycling Zone Inc.) 181A Clark Avenue Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Computer Repair 400 Main St #205 Pleasanton Repair Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off E-Waste: separate for e-waste drop-off - free for City residents only.
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Recycle Drop-off for a Fee E-Waste: separate for e-waste drop-off
Printer Plus 14624 Wicks Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Purl Computers 2589 Old First St Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
QWERTY Computer Services 1342 Hampton Pl Livermore Repair Free Drop-off
Ramiz Compu Services 19047 Santa Maria Ave Castro Valley Repair Free Drop-off
Rapid Recycle 5292 Pacheco Blvd. Pacheco Recycle Free 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
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 30311 Whipple Rd Union City Recycle Free Drop-off Buy back value may be available
Reparacion de computadoras KPC 22328 S Garden Ave Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Revolt Recycling 657 143rd Ave San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Rica Recycling 27105 Industrial Blvd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Free pick ups w/min 35 qualifying items (servers, laptops, computers, desktops)

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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