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

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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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Hassett Ace Hardware 875 Alma Street Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Rekeying service
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee key duplication (including chips and fobs)
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Landfill Drop-off for a Fee
Rockridge Shoe Repair 4641 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Replicates keys
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Standard 5&10 Ace Hardware 3545 California St. San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off

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