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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
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
Goodwill (Palo Alto) 4085 El Camino Way Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Danville 444 Diablo Rd. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
Chabot College Flea Market 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Poshmark 203 Redwood Shores Redwood City Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop Box (Pleasanton) 652 Main St
(Drop-off Bin in Workbench Hardware parking lot)
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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
Hope Services (Mountain View) 460 East Middlefield Rd Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off Curently not accepting any donations at this location due to COVID
Hospice Thrift Shoppe 1345-A Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 40733 Chapel Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Community Impact Lab 15555 E 14th St
#201 (Bayfair Center near Ulta, Party City & GNC)
San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Excellent, clean condition.
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off No cribs.
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.
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off In playable condition
ebay 2025 Hamilton Ave San Jose 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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