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
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.
Homies Empowerment 7631 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Laney College Flea Market 510 Fallon St Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
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Oakland Reuse Buyback Mail-in
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
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.
St. Vincent de Paul 2210 Gladstone Dr. Pittsburg Reuse Free Pick-up
St. Vincent de Paul 2815 Contra Costa Blvd. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
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
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.
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
The Arc of Alameda County Drop Box (Pleasanton) 652 Main St
(Drop-off Bin in Workbench Hardware parking lot)
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Pleasanton) 1989 Santa Rita Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off No cribs.
The Arc of Alameda County Drop Box (Pleasanton) 652 Main St
(Drop-off Bin in Workbench Hardware parking lot)
Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off

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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