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

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Sporting Goods - Working

Sporting goods are gear and equipment used for engaging in athletic activities.

Consider donation or posting online for reuse.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
The Arc of Alameda County (Union City) 34135 7th St
Drop-box in parking lot
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
The Arc of Alameda County (Livermore) 1923 Rutan Drive Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Hayward Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Pick-up No free weights or exercise equipment (i.e. treadmill, stationary bike)
Makeshift: Center for Material Studies Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Shade structures. Contact first with what you have.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off Direct donation to stores, if large.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off Bicycles + Bicycle Parts - Bicycle bin (salvaging ok from this bin.) Other small Sporting Goods - Onsite Donation Trailer. Examples include: Balls, Racquets, Golf Clubs, etc. NO Weights, Exercise Equipment or broken items. However, many of these items can be recycled elsewhere within the El Cerrito Recycling Center in the Steel bin.
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Direct donation to stores, if large.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Chavez Middle School) Cezar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Rd
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Oakland) 127 41st St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Rodeo) 607 Parker Avenue Rodeo Reuse Free Drop-off Direct donation to stores, if large.
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Alamo 3162 Danville Blvd. Alamo Reuse Free Drop-off
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off Direct donation to stores, if large.
Sports Basement (Redwood City) 202 Walnut St Redwood City Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Skis (not w/o indemnified bindings), snowboards, snowshoes, fitness equipment (mats must be unused), baseball bats mitts, tennis rackets, bike accessories, and more. Not accepted: Safety equipment (helmets, protective gear, climbing equipment). Rental programs, including wetsuits.
REI (Concord) 1975 Diamond Blvd
Ste B100, The Willows Shopping Center
Concord Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repair shop for skis and snowboards. Includes thorough base cleaning, base grind and structuring, side and base edge beveling, sharpening and polishing, and machine wax. Hot wax upgrade available. Includes thorough base cleaning, beveling and sharpening of side edge, and machine wax. Hot wax upgrade available.
REI (Berkeley) 1338 San Pablo Ave
(near Gilman)
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repair service shops for skis & boards, and bikes.
REI (SF) 840 Brannan St. San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repair service shops for skis & boards, and bikes.
REI (Dublin) 7099 Amador Plaza Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repair service shops for skis & boards, and bikes.
Sports Basement (Berkeley) 2727 Milvia St. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Pre-loved Trade In Program. Skis (not w/o indemnified bindings), snowboards, snowshoes, fitness equipment (mats must be unused), baseball bats mitts, tennis rackets, bike accessories, and more. Not accepted: Safety equipment (helmets, protective gear, climbing equipment). Repair shops in store (fee)- Snow Shop, Bike Shop, Tennis Shop

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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