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
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.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Reuse drop-off area
Northern Ca Swap Meets Inc 1150 Ballena Blvd Alameda Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Make It Home (San Rafael) NorthGate Mall (back entrance)
818 Northgate Dr
San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off Toolkits
Public Surplus - public agency online auction PO Box 530861 Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Online posting
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
OfferUp 1745 114th Ave SE Bellevue Reuse Buyback Pick-up
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
The Arc of Alameda County (Hayward) 1101 Walpert St
(24/hr Drop-box along street)
Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
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
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 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.
SF Flea Market 1166 Shafter Ave San Francisco Reuse Buyback Mail-in
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
The Arc of Alameda County (Livermore) 1923 Rutan Drive Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
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
Craigslist 222 Sutter St
Floor 9
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up

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