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

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Scrap Metal

Scrap metal are pieces of loose metal.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
FRG Waste Resources 100 Dodd St American Canyon Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Berkeley Recycling does not accept 55-gallon drums (unless cut in half), cylinders or propane tanks. Mostly-steel scrap includes bicycle parts, washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves and mostly-metal toasters and toaster ovens. Small engines and lawnmowers must have fluids drained prior to arrival. No refrigerators, computers or peripherals.
RAS Metals 695 B Cedar Street Berkeley Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Sun's Pad & Foam Recycling 124 Medburn St
#B1
Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Scrap metal bin
Freon Free 1881 Walters Ct Suite A Fairfield Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Separate recyclables and deposit into marked containers at facility
Sims Metal (Hayward) 30104 Industrial Pkwy SW Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Including chain link fencing, sinks, metal office furniture. We provide metal collection bins to manage recurring collection and removal of ongoing production scrap, such as metal turnings, borings and cuttings.
Mings Recycling 3495 Breakwater Court Hayward Recycle Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Commercial quantity only. including radiators
Aaron Metals (Hayward) 25101 Clawiter Rd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off Free pick-up and drop box service for industrial and commercial accounts.
Fry's Metals 1845 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off
Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee If associated with C&D project.
AHG Group 1968 Alpine Way Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. steel cable, corrugated steel, coils, highway guardrail, railroad rail, razor wire, steel I-beams, steel pipe nipples, chain link fence, steel & metal
All in One Removal 3610 Powell Dr. Lafayette Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Refund Recycling 2680 Old First St. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off
Nica Metals 101 N. Greenville Rd. Livermore Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Triple S Metals 567 Exchange Ct Livermore Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Livermore Glass 2136 Railroad Ave. Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off Aluminum window & screen door frames cleaned of other materials.

Curbside Service

Recycling Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Small pieces weighing less than 10 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Albany
Scrap metal not exceeding ten (10) pounds in weight nor two (2) feet in any dimension for any single item - acceptable. Must fit in container with lid closed.
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Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Dublin
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Emeryville
Scrap metal not exceeding ten (10) pounds in weight nor two (2) feet in any dimension for any single item - acceptable. Must fit in container with lid closed.
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Fremont
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Hayward
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Livermore
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Newark
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Oakland
CWS does not accept residential scrap metal in recycling. WM, Inc. will pick up in Bulky Pick-up.. Businesses - Scrap metal items may be up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Piedmont
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Pleasanton
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Leandro
No one piece larger than 2' x 2' or weighing more than 30 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
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Union City
Each piece less than 10lbs. Must fit in cart with closed lid.
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