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Refrigerator - Non-working

A non-working refrigerator or freezer may be defective, broken, or no longer functioning.

Consider reuse or repair before disposal. DIY repair resources through iFixit.

Dehumidifiers with refrigerants are treated like "refrigerators" when they need to be replaced, repaired, or recycled.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
William's Low-Cost Appliances (Oakland) 6451 San Pablo Ave Oakland Repair Paid Pick-up On site repair services and replacement parts.
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Small refrigerators only.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Paid Drop-off Drop off this item for recycling. Always call ahead. Fees may apply. The SMaRT Station charges fees on large appliances and items with coolant such as air conditioners and refrigerators. Call for fee information. Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Paid Drop-off
Schnitzer Steel (San Jose) 11665 Berryessa Rd. San Jose Recycle Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity. Drained. No refrigerants
Schnitzer Steel (Oakland) 1101 Embarcadero West Oakland Recycle Buyback Pick-up Drained. No refrigerants
Rica Recycling 27105 Industrial Blvd Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Paid Drop-off
Recycle1234: E-Waste & Solar Panel Recycling Center 33548 Central Ave Union City Recycle Paid Drop-off Dorm Fridges- $60 Bar Fridge - $30 Regular Fridges- $90 Commercial Fridges- $250
RECYCLE IT, INC. 3300 Pacheco Blvd Martinez Recycle Paid Drop-off There is a $20 charge for anything with freon. (refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners/etc.)
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Paid Drop-off
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Paid Pick-up
Rapid Recycle 5292 Pacheco Blvd. Pacheco Recycle Paid Drop-off
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Recycle Paid Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Paid Drop-off Appliance fee plus freon fee. Separate for appliance drop-off
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Paid Pick-up
NixxIt 19532 Center St Castro Valley Recycle Paid Pick-up
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Recycle Paid Drop-off
Jebs Appliances 847 E Lewelling Blvd Hayward Repair Paid Pick-up Services at your site
iFixit 1330 Monterey St San Luis Obisbo Repair Free Mail-in DIY repair instructions

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for 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.
Up to two appliances or large items (not to exceed 150 lbs each).
Bulky pick up and Disposal Days drop-off option.
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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