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

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Electronics - Working

Electronics are items with one or more circuit boards, computer chips, and/or or a video display.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Designate a box to accumulate old or unwanted electronics over time for donation to local community members or organizations.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
All Computer Resource 5151 Lafayette St Santa Clara Recycle Free Drop-off
Asset Logic 1338 66th St. Emeryville Reuse Pick-up for a Fee
Auction BDI 660 Vista Way Milpitas Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Consignment services available. Drop-off business hours only. For Pick-up call for arrangements 408-955-7900 businesses free.
Best Buy 1490 Fitzgerald Dr. Pinole Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 5839 Lone Tree Way Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off
BOSS Administrative Office 1918 University Ave
Suite 2A
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Working laptops or computers. New or recent model only.
BuyBackWorld 250 Executive Dr Edgewood Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Casa Maria 2280 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Working laptops or computers. New or recent model only.
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Pick-up, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee See price list
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off All items must be clean and not more than 5 years old
Computer Technologies Program 3075 Adeline Street
Suite 240
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Corporate eWaste Solutions (CEWS) 3602 Munster St
Bldg 4, Units F-G
Hayward Reuse Free Pick-up Free for businesses. Complete online request form. Categories include laptops, desktops, components, peripherals, handheld devices, server equipment, CRT and LCD monitors, bulk plastics scrap
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Old, poor condition. E-scrap drop-off area
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off working string lights, light bulbs, musical instruments, speakers & audio equipment only)
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Currently accepting donations of only food, toiletry, household cleaning and gift card and new/packaged items due to the COVID-19 crisis. 
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off Onsite Donation Trailer accepts Small Electronics such as: Radios, Tablets, Laptops, DVD Players, VCRs, Newer Model Flat-Screen TVs. NO Desktop Computers, Printers, Non-Working Electronics of Any Kind. However, many of these items can be recycled elsewhere within the Recycling Center in the Electronics bin.
Evergreen IT 37390 Centralmont Place Fremont Reuse Buyback Pick-up Commercial electronic buyback program is for businesses all over the Bay Area that focus on IT, networking equipment (servers, switches, routers, data center hardware), computers (inc. RAM, CPU, graphic cards), telecom equipment (security, surveillance, and IP phone systems). Provide on-site quotes, offer free pick up, and provide data destruction for the materials purchased.
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Full list online -Monitors / TVs (CRTs w/source info), Flat Screen Monitors & TVs, Computers,Keyboards, Laptops & Accessories, Cell Phones & PDAs, Wires & Cables, Desktop & Floor-Model Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines & Copiers. Audio/Video Equipment, Microwaves & Toasters, Uninterruptible Power Supplies,Ballast, Cameras

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. 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)
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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