Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
The Arc of Alameda County Drop-box (Blaisdell's Business Products) Blaisdell's Business Products Warehouse
474 Roland Way
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Gateway Center) 2648 International Boulevard Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
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
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Oakland) 127 41st St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off No cribs.
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
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.
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington St
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Complete puzzles only.
Roots of Labor Collective Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Central American Refugee Committee (CRECE) 4848 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off No cribs.
West Oakland Food Pantry - Prescott-Joseph Center 920 Peralta St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off new & good condition toys accepted during holidays
TOYCYCLE (app) - Reuse PO Box 19294 Oakland Reuse Buyback Pick-up, Buyback Mail-in
Hively (Oakland) 80 Swan Way
Suite 130
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Complete sets of toys, puzzles and games (to prevent the loss of pieces please be sure to tape and secure the box and/or bag)
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
First Place for Youth 426 17th St
Suite 100
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in

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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