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

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Metal Cans

Metal cans are cylindrical containers which steel and may contain materials besides food and beverage products, like chemicals.

Cans must be empty and drip-free before recycling.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Sims Metal (San Jose) Office: 1800 Monterey Highway Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off
Sims Metal (Richmond) 600 S 4th Street Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off
Sims Metal (Redwood City) 699 Seaport Boulevard Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity.
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. no tin cans
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Refund Recycling 2680 Old First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
RAS Metals 695 B Cedar Street Berkeley Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate for recycle drop-off
Pittsburg Recycling Center (Recycling Zone Inc.) 181A Clark Avenue Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off
Pier 96 Buyback (Recology) 1000 Amador St - Pier 96 San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Nica Metals 101 N. Greenville Rd. Livermore Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Lakeside Recycling 800 77th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off N
Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee If associated with C&D project.
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Albany
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Berkeley
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Empty
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Dublin
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Emeryville
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Fremont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Hayward
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Livermore
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Newark
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Oakland
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Piedmont
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Pleasanton
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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Union City
Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
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