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
Golden Bear Transfer Station 1 Parr Blvd. Richmond Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill Organics Processing Facility Foot of Parr Blvd. Richmond Compost Drop-off for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Drop-off for a Fee wood is ground, sent out for treatment for land application
Reclaim Arbor 970 Garcia Ave
Suite I
Pittsburg Reuse Free Drop-off All species of solid wood, minimum 2in thick, with minimal nails and/or foreign objects. Ideally from construction, infrastructure or demolition projects. Loads must be easily stackable for transport. Minimum load size 20 cu yds.
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Black's Farmwood 1364 N McDowell Blvd.
Unit 25
Petaluma Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Reclaimed wood for barns, industrial, or flooring. Call for details.
EcoHaul 636 F Street Petaluma Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
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.
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Independent Recycling Services 9039 San Leandro Street Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
The ReUse People 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off (Reuse) Call first, may charge a collection fee. Lumber: single boards min 6ft & denailed. Bulk - stacked and banded.
Bee Green Recycling & Supply (Asphalt Shingle Recyclers) 5900 Coliseum Way
(Inert Debris & Green Waste Recycling)
Oakland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Clean wood waste - pallets, lumber, plywood, ok with nails and small fasteners (no painted, stained or treated)
Commercial Waste & Recycling - C&D, Inerts & landscape yard 725 Independent Road Oakland Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Urban Machine 1070 40th St Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee In development. Service for removing nails, screws, & staples from dimensional lumber & heavy timber with AI supported robotics machine at their facility or can travel locally. The robot reclaims wood waste from C&D for reuse as premium lumber.
Urban Machine 1070 40th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee In development. Service for removing nails, screws, & staples from dimensional lumber & heavy timber with AI supported robotics machine at their facility or can travel locally. The robot reclaims wood waste from C&D for reuse as premium lumber.
C&K Salvage 718 Douglas Ave Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee
Habitat for Humanity ReStore East Bay 9235 San Leandro St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off We do not accept scrap and surplus lumber or commodity building materials unless they are unused and are of sufficient quantity for a project. Must be over 6ft long and nail-free. Inc. Trim/Moulding (over 6ft long)
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off clean wood, unlimited
English County Pine & Design 57 Hamilton Drive Novato Reuse Free Drop-off May buyback reclaimed lumber and timber for custom wood builds.
Crossroads Recycled Lumber 58500 Hancock Way Northfork Reuse Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee reclaimed, vintage, antique, old structures like the Port of Oakland or historic Saint Joseph's Church in SF.

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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