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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
DPS / California Soil 3401 Gaffery Rd Vernalis Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
San Martin Transfer Station 14070 Llagas Avenue San Martin Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off Only accepted from Mountain View residents. Clean wood and lumber, no painted or treated wood. Must make an appointment for drop-off.
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)
Bay Area Scavenger & Recycling 11740 Berryessa Rd San Jose Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
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
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Compost Drop-off for a Fee Public green waste drop-off area
FERMA Corporation (Newark) Equipment Yard
6655 Smith Ave
Newark Compost Pick-up for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Altamont Landfill (WM, Inc.) 10840 Altamont Pass Rd. Livermore Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Newby Island Landfill & Resource Recovery Park 1601 Dixon Landing Rd. Milpitas Compost Drop-off for a Fee Separate for wood drop-off area
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos 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
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
Bay View Greenwaste Management Co. 1300 Carroll Ave. San Francisco Compost Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
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

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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