Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
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
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
San Pablo Flea Market 6100 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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
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.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Blaisdell's Business Products) Blaisdell's Business Products Warehouse
474 Roland Way
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
The Plant Exchange 11144 Golf Links Rd
(Pop-up & Drop-off Locations Vary)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off remove any dead batteries
Laurel Ace Hardware 4024 MacArthur Ave. Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee tool & knife sharpening
Urban Furniture & Urban Boutique (3241 Grand Ave.) 3237 Grand Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Small, working
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
St. Vincent de Paul 2210 Gladstone Dr. Pittsburg Reuse Free Pick-up
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Drop-off for a Fee
Richmond Tool Library Richmond Recreation Complex
3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off Email photos as possible for approval.
Richmond Flea Market 716 W Gertrude Ave Richmond Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Action Metal Recycling 385 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee

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