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Furniture - Small - Working

Even our favorite furniture pieces may need some TLC. See our Furniture Repair fact sheet for tips on wood, leather, and fabric repair, reupholstery, and stain removal, or Textiles Repair fact sheet for fixing zippers and tears.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Fully intact. Upholstered furniture cannot be worn, faded, torn, soiled or stained. NO: sofa beds, children's furniture, or entertainment centers
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Poor Honey's Used Furniture 4250 San Leandro St Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up Call for pick-up of large funiture
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only. Call for drop-off options.
Urban Furniture & Urban Boutique (3241 Grand Ave.) 3237 Grand Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Indoor and outdoor furniture. Call for pick-up of large funiture
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Makeshift: Center for Material Studies Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Chairs, tables, and shade structures for workshops and events. Contact first with images of what you have.
Kay Chesterfield Co 3109 Adeline St Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial reupholstery & textile cleaning. Cleaning onsite indoor and outdoor cushions and soft seating. Make replacement cushions. Consult on textile options for exterior spaces. Program for pick up, cleaning and storage of outdoor cushions off season with redelivery.
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles (3742 Grand Ave.) 3742 Grand Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Kay Chesterfield Co 3109 Adeline St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial reupholstery & textile cleaning. Cleaning onsite indoor and outdoor cushions and soft seating. Make replacement cushions. Consult on textile options for exterior spaces. Program for pick up, cleaning and storage of outdoor cushions off season with redelivery.
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Plant Exchange 11144 Golf Links Rd
(Pop-up & Drop-off Locations Vary)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Garden and outdoor tables, chairs and benches
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Very limited, very small pieces depending on if they have space
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 Wood, metal, or glass. No particle board or MDF (Ikea) No file cabinets Must be smaller than 3'x3'x2'd. Email ahead of time for approval. Okay may be: end tables, nightstands, rockers, framed mirrors, chairs, carts, drawers, bookshelves.
III Antiques & Things 1232 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Vintage, antique. Accepted for donation. Rental for film, television, and such.
Grateful Gatherings 1528 Webster St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off gently used chairs, coffee tables, dressers, dining table and chair sets, end tables, nightstands, tv stands, desks, desk chairs
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Small, think side tables, folding tables, rolling carts
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Currently not accepting any furniture due to COVID. Acceptance of furniture is at the discretion of Goodwill. Items with stains, tears or scratches will not be accepted. Large items will not be accepted. Call first to check.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation if non-upholstered. 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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