Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
Habitat for Humanity ReStore San Jose 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up All appliances must be less than 5 years old and in perfect working condition. Must include all parts and hardware necessary for use. Although donation pick-up is offered, it is not guaranteed.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Must fit in dropbox opening.
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Donation Drop Spot 4200 Rosewood Dr Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Teen Challenge Thrift Store 3437 Chestnut Ave. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
LiquiDonate 149 New Montgomery St
Floor 4
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Mail-in for a Fee LiquiDonate matches and moves reclaimable items (ex. returns, liquidation, branded items, inventory, apparel, office/warehouse supplies) from businesses to nonprofits, including arranging pickup or delivery. Free delivery for non-profits, business pays for delivery.
Goodwill (Redwood City - Donation Trailer) 46 Fifth Ave Redwood City Reuse Free Drop-off Including scales, blenders, coffeemakers
Oakland Communities United for Equity & Justice (Self Help Hunger Program) 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Kitchen equipment. Contact first regarding current needs.
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont 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
Make It Home (Walnut Creek) 1271 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Countertop only. Microwave, blender, toaster, fan, heater, etc.

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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