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
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch 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.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco 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.
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
Chloe's Closet (Irving) 616 Irving St San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Books and Toys with all parts and new batteries
Hospice Thrift Shoppe 1345-A Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Coliseum Public Market 5401 Coliseum Way Oakland Reuse Buyback 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.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 40733 Chapel Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Reuse Free Drop-off New/gently used. Tape, rubber band, or otherwise seal parts and pieces together.
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley 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
721 Washington St
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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