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

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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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
The ReUse People 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
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.

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