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Keys

A small piece of shaped metal with incisions cut to fit the wards of a particular lock, and that is inserted into a lock and turned to open or close it.

Electronic key fobs are e-waste. Plastic covered keys are trash. Collect metal keys for scrap metal drop-off. Consider reuse as ornaments or weights for curtains/drapes.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Cole Hardware (Rockridge) 5533 College Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off And, locksmith services.
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Cole Hardware 345 9th St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
Cole Hardware, Vallejo St. 627 Vallejo St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Scrap Metal bin.
Cole Hardware 70 4th St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
Cole Hardware 956 Cole St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
Cole Hardware 2254 Polk St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
Standard 5&10 Ace Hardware 3545 California St. San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Crown Locksmith & Safe 3615 Balboa St. San Francisco Repair Pick-up for a Fee Make keys and replicate. Repair locks and lock re keying.
Rockridge Shoe Repair 4641 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Replicates keys
A1 Shoe & Luggage Repair Phillips Building
1399 N Main St
Walnut Creek Repair Pick-up for a Fee copies/cuts keys
Dale Hardware 3700 Thornton Ave. Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee Lock re-keying, key copying
Alameda Repair Shop 2436 Webb Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee keys copied, lock repair, and re-key, installation for modern and vintage keys and locks
Bill's Ace Hardware 4451 Clayton Rd. Concord Repair Drop-off for a Fee Lock rekeying knobs & deadbolts, key cutting
Brentwood Ace Hardware 8900 Brentwood Blvd.
Ste. J
Brentwood Repair Drop-off for a Fee key cutting for home and auto chip keys, lock
Berkeley Ace Hardware 2020 Milvia St
Ste 100
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Lock rekeying knobs & deadbolts, key cutting
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee key duplication (including chips and fobs)

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