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
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Scrap metal bin
Sentient Engine Makerspace 2630 Union St Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee DIY Makerspace to create or repair your items. Includes a metal working bay where sheet metal is stocked.
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

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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