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Toys & Games - Working

Toys are objects meant for playing; can be made of one material or a composition of many materials.

Consider donating to local families, friends, child care facilities, and organizations. During the holidays, many local organizations redistribute new toys and games.

Small toys gathered over time are fun for piñatas, trick-or-treating, or reading, homework, chore or school carnival prizes - consider swapping with friends.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
West Oakland Food Pantry - Prescott-Joseph Center 920 Peralta St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off new & good condition toys accepted during holidays
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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
Silver Moon 3233 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Infant to kid. All parts & new batteries.
San Pablo Flea Market 6100 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Blaisdell's Business Products) Blaisdell's Business Products Warehouse
474 Roland Way
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Western Service Workers Union 166 7th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Good quality.
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
East Oakland Collective 7800 MacArthur Blvd
(Distribution Office)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New only. Functional, clean. No used items.
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Artthaus Center) 2744 E. 11th Street
Suite H01
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
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 Small, preferably not plastic. Temporarily not accepting.
Operation Dignity 318 Harrison St
Ste 302
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off board games
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations. We are not able to take computers, cell phones or electronic games.
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
933 Broadway
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Complete puzzles only.

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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