Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Refrigerator - Working

Refrigerators and freezers use a coolant gas or liquid to keep food cold.

Consider donation or posting online for reuse.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Drop-off for a Fee $35. We do not accept freezers, refrigerators, or air conditioners that use chlorofluorocarbons (freon). We do sometimes accept clean small refrigerators that sit on a table or fit under counters, the kind students use. We will usually want to plug it in for a few minutes to see if it gets cold.
Tri Valley Recycling- Bay Area 1988 E. Alpine Avenue Stockton Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Call for buyback details and for pick-up arrangement fees. Fee for large copiers and microwaves.
The ReUse People 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
TDR Electronic Recycling 529 Race St San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Pick-up
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Reuse Free Pick-up
ReSupply 423 W. Broadway South Boston Reuse Free Pick-up Online pick-up service that transports your donated goods to partner organizations. Lifts materials from where they are in your home or office.
RECYCLE IT, INC. 3300 Pacheco Blvd Martinez Recycle Drop-off for a Fee There is a $20 charge for anything with freon. (refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners/etc.)
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Appliance fee plus freon fee. Separate for appliance drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Appliance fee plus freon fee. Separate for appliance drop-off
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Sonoma 1201 Piner Road Santa Rosa Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Solano Napa 104 Commerce Court Fairfield Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz 719 Swift Street Santa Cruz Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore San Jose 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up All appliances must be less than 5 years old and in perfect working condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use. Although donation pick-up is offered, it is not guaranteed.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore San Joaquin 4933 West Lane Stockton Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Monterey Bay 4230 Gigling Rd Seaside Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Concord 2080 Diamond Blvd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off Must be less than 5 years old and in perfect operating condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use.

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