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Musical Instruments & Gear - Working

Musical instruments are tools, sometimes electric, for creating music and tunes when played.

Consider donation or posting online for reuse.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
5miles Oakland Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Alameda Education Foundation P.O. Box 1363 Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Alameda Point Antiques Faire 1st Sunday Every Month 3800 Main St Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Office
PO Box 72213
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Electric guitars, basses, drums (full kits or parts of kits), keyboards, keyboard stands, amps, microphones, mic stands, cables (instrument, XLR, speaker), PAs, pedals, tuners, batteries, 1-spot adapters, etc.
Bay Area or Alameda Music Project (BAMP) 2532 Santa Clara Ave
Ste 348
Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off We will happily accept:​ ​violins, violas, cellos, upright basses, acoustic guitars, ukuleles; Most winds and brass instruments (no flutes or clarinets); hand percussion instruments (drum kits not needed at this time); refurbished, good, working condition laptops (Mac or PC) with chargers; recording equipment (field recorders, microphones, etc.); drumsticks, extra strings and accessories are also welcome! BAMP INSTRUMENT DONATION POLICY: Instruments must be playable. BAMP cannot afford to make major repairs on instruments to bring them up to playable condition. Instruments must not have mold, rust or accumulated dirt inside or outside the body of the instrument. Mold can be a health hazard for our students. BAMP will clean donated instruments, within reason. Instruments with extensive cracks in the body or missing parts cannot be accepted. Baby grand, upright pianos and keyboard cannot be accepted. Donated instruments requiring appraisals cannot be accepted until appraisals have been acquired from a licensed vendor outside of BAMP. BAMP is not a licensed appraiser of instruments and cannot assign a value to any donated instrument. A Letter of Receipt will be issued for each instrument. The letter will include the name of the donor, a description of the instrument, and the date when the instrument was given. The letter will not assign a value to the instrument.
Berkeley Flea Market 1937 Ashby Ave Berkeley Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Bonanza Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
C & L Music 2395 Monument Blvd.
Building B
Concord Reuse, Repair Paid Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
Central American Refugee Committee (CRECE) 4848 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Chabot College Flea Market 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Craigslist Oakland Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Dealo Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Earthville Music The Earthville Network
PO Box 9232
Berkeley 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 acoustic/electric, instrument accessories, sheet music
East Bay Music 1835 Colfax St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Easter Hill United Methodist Church Thrift Store 3601 Cutting Blvd. Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
ebay Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
eBid Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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