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
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Clean Earth (AERC) (Hayward) 30677 Huntwood Ave Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Power tools only
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee tool & knife sharpening
Berkeley Tool Lending Library 1901 Russell St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
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
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Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Arc of Alameda County (Hayward) 1101 Walpert St
(24/hr Drop-box along street)
Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Tools must be undamaged and in perfect working condition. NO: radial arm saws
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
The Arc of Alameda County (Union City) 34135 7th St
Drop-box in parking lot
Union City Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
OfferUp 1745 114th Ave SE Bellevue Reuse Buyback Pick-up
Richmond Tool Library Richmond Recreation Complex
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off Email photos as possible for approval.
The Arc of Alameda County (Livermore) 1923 Rutan Drive Livermore 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
Oakland Tool Lending Library 5205 Telegraph Ave.
(Basement of Temescal Library Branch)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Lending Library and Donations. Donated tools must be in good working order and include all working parts. We do not accept tools that need excessive cleaning or preparation. We do not accept any hardware or consumables (nails, screws, etc.). The tool must be portable and small enough to fit in our storage space.

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