Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Wood - Untreated

Untreated wood is natural with no additives, paints, or adhesives.

Consider reuse before mulching or composting.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
GreenWaste Hayward Transfer Station 3458 Enterprise Ave Hayward Recycle Drop-off for a Fee If associated with C&D project.
Vision Recycling (Livermore) 30 Greenville Rd Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off clean wood, unlimited
Vision Recycling (Newark) 6756 Central Ave Newark Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Byron Crushing & Grinding 5595 Byron Hot Springs Rd. Byron Compost Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee grinding
Zanker Road Landfill 705 Los Esteros Road
(north of Zanker Road, one mile north of Zanker and Highway 237)
San Jose Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
Vision Recycling (Benicia) 1460 Goodyear Rd. Benicia Compost Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Bay View Greenwaste Management Co. 1300 Carroll Ave. San Francisco Compost Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Compost Drop-off for a Fee Construction & Demolition
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Pick-up for a Fee No bamboo, cactus, flax, ivy, palm, pampas grass, poison oak or yucca.
West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill Organics Processing Facility Foot of Parr Blvd. Richmond Compost Drop-off for a Fee
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Pick-up for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Compost Drop-off for a Fee Clean wood only or else it is considered construction debris. Clean wood is segregated, unpainted, untreated pallets, wood and lumber pieces up to 6” in diameter and 6’ in length. Material must be free of metal and paper. Material must not be banded bundled tied or wrapped. Call for fee information. Please note that the SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Zanker Road Materials Processing Facility 675 Los Esteros Rd San Jose Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
Green Waste Recycle Yard P.O. Box 2377 Berkeley Compost Drop-off for a Fee Only accept woody organic waste: logs, shrub/bush, branches, log rounds & wood chips

Curbside Service

Organics Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Albany
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Berkeley
Pieces must be 3" or less in diameter and less than 3' long. Wood must fit in the cart or bin with the lid closed.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Dublin
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Emeryville
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Fremont
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Hayward
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Livermore
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Newark
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Oakland
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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clean wood (must be bundled)
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Piedmont
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Pleasanton
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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San Leandro
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
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Union City
Pieces must fit in cart or bin. Offer good condition wood crates for donation/reuse. Broken/poor condition wooden crates accepted in organics bin/cart.
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