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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
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Oakland Resident Free Bulky Item Drop Off - Bulky Block Party
7101 Edgewater Dr
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off clean wood, unlimited
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Drop-off for a Fee wood is ground, sent out for treatment for land application
Potrero Hills Landfill 3675 Potrero Hills Lane Suisun City Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
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.
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Recycling Center & Transfer Station - Contra Costa Waste Service 1300 Loveridge Rd. Pittsburg Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Republic Services, Inc. 42600 Boyce Road Fremont Compost Pick-up for a Fee Separate for organics drop-off
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. live edge wood slabs, pine wood kindling, guard rail timbers, snow fence, wood beams,
Reusable Lumber Company P.O. Box 620327 Woodside Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Drop off and pick up is by appointment only.
Rheaply - Bay Area Reuse Marketplace Reuse Free Pick-up, Drop-off for a Fee For Businesses & Organizations. Whether you’re looking to donate, buy, or sell furniture, fixtures, building materials, or any other workplace items, the Bay Area Marketplace has something for every project. List items you want to move or find items for your organization (donations and for a fee). Especially in quantity, and reuse condition.
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Compost Drop-off 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.
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.
Urban Machine 1070 40th St Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, On-site for a Fee 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. Robot available to rent at your site or you can buy the reclaimed wood they have cleaned of fasteners from wood waste.
Urban Machine 1070 40th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, On-site for a Fee 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. Robot available to rent at your site or you can buy the reclaimed wood they have cleaned of fasteners from wood waste.
Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling Drop-off 4001 N. Vasco Rd. Livermore Compost Drop-off for a Fee Construction & Demolition
Vision Recycling (Benicia) 1460 Goodyear Rd. Benicia Compost Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Vision Recycling (Livermore) 30 Greenville Rd Livermore Recycle Drop-off for a Fee

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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