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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
My Emergency Guy 6019 College Ave Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Mobile Kangaroo 2115 El Camino real Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: phones, tablets, macs, PC and game consoles
D J Computers 926 San Pablo Ave Albany Repair Free Drop-off
Data Recovery Group 1821 Marina Blvd San Leandro Repair Free Drop-off
Apple & Mac Solutions 2917 Ninth St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Computer repair (fee)
Tom's Computer Warehouse 4348 San Pablo Ave Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off
Novateck PC 20954 San Miguel Ave Castro Valley Repair Free Drop-off
Deens Electronics 44875 Industrial Dr Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
AppleService Center 311 Oak St Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Tri-City Office Machines 48660 Sedum Rd Fremont Repair Free Drop-off
Oakland Computer Service 419 International Blvd d Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Tech Exchange 2530 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Acceptable Items: ​mouses, keyboards, monitors, laptops, desktops, headphones, speakers, SSD drives, hard drives, networking equipment, and other unused tech equipment (highest need: Chromebooks and laptops with Intel i5 and above or equivalent or Apple Macbooks 2015 or later that can be refurbished for student and household use).
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up City of Berkeley only free pick up
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.
GreenCitizen 1831 Old Bayshore Hwy, Ste. #2 Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Additional fee for Destruction services for hard disks, drives, cellphones
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up 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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