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Small Household Appliances - Non-working

Small and non-working household appliances usually contain electrical wiring and components within a plastic of metal frame.

Consider reuse or repair before disposal. DIY repair resources through iFixit or local Fixit clinics. Post working parts/pieces for reuse and the item if you know what is not working for those willing or able to make the repairs, or make their item work again with the parts and pieces from your item. In addition, folks may be interested in having a back up of a stand alone part (i.e. mixer bowl, blender top/lid, mixing blades, coffee pot).

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Agency by Design 4521 Webster St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website . Cultivating Repair Toolkit on Maker Education by age of learner, place of learning, learning, and assessment.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off microwave oven, toaster, and items that have circuitry/computers inside (electronics) only. Not items that are just electric (have a plug). Ex. no to an electric razor or hair dryer ; yes to a broken electronic scale or broken graphing calculator. Dehumidifiers with refrigerants are recycled with refrigerators/freezers.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off microwave oven and small broken appiances that have circuitry/computers inside (electronics) only. Not items that are just electric (have a plug). Ex. no to an electric razor or hair dryer ; yes to a broken electronic scale or broken graphing calculator. Dehumidifiers with refrigerants are recycled with refrigerators/freezers (not accepted at HHW Facilities).
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off microwave oven and small broken appiances that have circuitry/computers inside (electronics) only. Not items that are just electric (have a plug). Ex. no to an electric razor or hair dryer ; yes to a broken electronic scale or broken graphing calculator. Dehumidifiers with refrigerants are recycled with refrigerators/freezers (not accepted at HHW Facilities).
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off microwave oven, toasters, and items that have circuitry/computers inside (electronics) only. Not items that are just electric (have a plug). Ex. no to an electric razor or hair dryer ; yes to a broken electronic scale or broken graphing calculator. Dehumidifiers with refrigerants are recycled with refrigerators/freezers (not accepted at HHW Facilities).
Audi Dealership (Oakland) 7201 Oakport St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Items with embedded rechargeable batteries, like electric toothbrushes, vacuum cleaners, power drills. Redwood Materials Consumer Collection Program Bin.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Please see website. Small metal appliances include toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, fans, etc. No refrigerators. $20 per unit (ask if applies to small items). Includes oil-filled heaters.
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Landfill Paid Drop-off
Best Buy 5839 Lone Tree Way Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy 3260 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy 715 El Camino Real Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Dublin) 4820 Dublin Blvd. Dublin Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Emeryville) 3700 Mandela Pkwy. Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Hayward) 269 Southland Mall Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Best Buy Recycling and Trade-in Program (Union City) 31350 Courthouse Dr. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off stick, robot & upright/canister vacuums accepts, and fans, cables & connectors, curling irons, hair dryers/straighteners, monitoring systems, weather stations, pedometer & heart monitors, shredders
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Paid Drop-off Recycle: appliance pad drop-off area
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Landfill Paid Pick-up
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off If predominantly metal, place in or next to Scrap Metal bins. NO refrigerated appliances. NO predominantly plastic appliances.
Fix It Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Berkeley Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Landfill Paid Drop-off Recycle: appliance drop-off area.

Curbside Service

Garbage Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
If electric, not electronic. If electronic, consider e-waste and can be picked up for household Bulky Pick-up. Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Berkeley
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup (50 lbs max).
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Dublin
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Emeryville
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup. If it has electronics, consider it e-waste. If it just has a plug, it is electric an may go in the trash.
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Fremont
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Hayward
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Livermore
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Newark
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Oakland
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Piedmont
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Pleasanton
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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San Leandro
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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Union City
Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
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