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for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
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Small Household Appliances - Working

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

Consider donation or posting online for reuse. Needs a little repair? Find DIY repair resources through iFixit or local Fixit Clinics.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Teen Challenge Thrift Store 3437 Chestnut Ave. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Centro de Servicios Thrift Store 525 H St Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Pittsburg) 396 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center
Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
The Arc of Alameda County Drop Box (Oakland) 685 14th St
(Drop-off bin in courtyard of First United Church of Oakland)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Currently accepting donations of only food, toiletry, household cleaning and gift card and new/packaged items due to the COVID-19 crisis. 
Bay Area Rescue Mission 123 MacDonald Ave. Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Blaisdell's Business Products) Blaisdell's Business Products Warehouse
474 Roland Way
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Easter Hill United Methodist Church Thrift Store 3601 Cutting Blvd. Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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