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
Listia
Online
Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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
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.
Roots of Labor Collective Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Western Service Workers Union 166 7th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Good quality.
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington St
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Complete puzzles only.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library 4000 Middlefield Rd H2 Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts puzzles, games and toys. Please consider reuse options for your functional, reusable items.
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Mercari 1530 Page Mill Rd Palo Alto Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Recycle Town 500 Meacham Road Petaluma Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul 2210 Gladstone Dr. Pittsburg Reuse Free Pick-up
Goodwill (Pittsburg) 396 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center
Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul 2815 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Pleasant Hill) 1699 Contra Costa Boulevard,
Gregory Village Shopping Center
Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
White Pony Express 3380 Vincent Road
#107
Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used and new condition
Epilepsy NorCal Donation Drop Stop Rose Pavillion
4200 Rosewood Dr
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Tape, rubber band, or bag such that pieces and parts stay together.
Hively (Pleasanton) 6601 Owens Dr
Suite 100
Pleasanton 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)

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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