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

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
Dell Inc. 1 Dell Way Round Rock Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Dell products
Elite Recycling Services (San Jose) 175 Tully Rd San Jose Recycle Free Pick-up
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Free pick-up for large quantities. Call for details.
Pittsburg Recycling Center (Recycling Zone Inc.) 181A Clark Avenue Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Berkeley Shreds 1461 Eastshore Highway Berkeley Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Secure data destruction and recycling
Rica Recycling 27105 Industrial Blvd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Free pick ups w/min 35 qualifying items (servers, laptops, computers, desktops)
Verizon Wireless Device Trade-in Program 3990 Hollis St.
Emeryville Recycle Buyback Mail-in smartphones, tablets, netbooks
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
Rapid Recycle 5292 Pacheco Blvd. Pacheco 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
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Consider repair and reuse before disposal. Remove battery and place in recycle cart. Anything with a computer chip is accepted, no TVs or computer monitors. Take battery to HHW Station.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Staples 4863 Lone Tree Way Antioch 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
All Green Electronics Recycling 800 W El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Asset Logic 1338 66th St. Emeryville Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Staples 4498 Treat Blvd. Concord Recycle 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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