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

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Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working

Consider loaning or donating tools to your community.

Excited to start a DIY project but need to borrow a saw? Do you need a pair of loppers to trim your fruit trees? Several cities have tool lending libraries where residents can rent a variety of tools for 1-3 weeks at a time while participating in a circular and sharing economy. Alameda County Tool Libraries

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Habitat for Humanity ReStore San Jose 1608 Las Plumas Ave. San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Tools must be undamaged and in perfect working condition. Although donation pick-up is offered, it is not guaranteed.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (San Leandro) 14700 Doolittle Dr
campus parking lot
San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Reuse drop-off area
Make It Home (San Rafael) NorthGate Mall (back entrance)
818 Northgate Dr
San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off Toolkits
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Santa Cruz 719 Swift Street Santa Cruz Reuse Free Drop-off Tools must be undamaged and in perfect working condition. NO: radial arm saws
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Sonoma 1201 Piner Road Santa Rosa Reuse Free Drop-off Tools must be undamaged and in perfect working condition. NO: radial arm saws
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Monterey Bay 4230 Gigling Rd Seaside Reuse Free Drop-off Tools must be undamaged and in perfect working condition. NO: radial arm saws
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
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 Drop-box (Chavez Middle School) Cezar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Rd
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Make It Home (Walnut Creek) 1271 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Toolkits
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off

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