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
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  
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.
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
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
GreenDisk 580 8th Ave NE
#104
Issaquah Recycle Mail-in for a Fee
AER Worldwide (Fremont) 42744 Boscell Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Gazelle 10121 Barnes Canyon Rd San Diego Recycle Free Drop-off
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.
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
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
Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station (CCTRS) 951 Waterbird Way Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee

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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