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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.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
Goodwill (Albany) 505 San Pablo Ave Albany Reuse Free Drop-off Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Consumer electronics including networking equipment. https://sfgoodwill.org/donate/donate-electronics/
Gizmogul 6 Merchant St
St 5
Sharon Reuse Buyback Mail-in Cellular Wholesale Smartphones & Tablets | Computer & Mobile IT Asset Management | Retail Mobility | B2B & D2C Buyback
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Facebook Buy Nothing Groups 1 Hacker Way Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up
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
ewaste Collective (Berkeley) 620 Page Street
(alongside the freeway)
Berkeley Repair 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
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.
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.
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. 
Eco Thrift (Hayward) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
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)
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
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
Computer Technologies Program 3075 Adeline Street
Suite 240
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off All items must be clean and not more than 5 years old

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
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
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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