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Cole Hardware (Rockridge) - Oakland - 5533 College Ave

Due to COVID-19, facilities, programs, and businesses may have modified operations or be temporarily closed – call first.

Cole Hardware (Rockridge)

5533 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
(510) 230-0145
Hours:

Daily 8-7

Check their website for current offerings. As a PaintCare location, see the accepted/not accepted items and call to confirm space and current open hours.

Item Notes Method Destination
Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Batteries - Household - Single-Use All household-type, laptop, cell phone, and rechargeable batteries accepted. Please tape over lithium battery contacts.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Cell Phones - Non-working
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable Does not accept single use small propane canisters.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Ink Cartridges
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Keys
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Lacquers/Stains/Varnishes
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Light Bulbs - CFLs 5 bulb limit per day (any combination of light bulb types).
  • Free Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
Light Bulbs - Fluorescent Tubes 5 bulb limit per day (any combination of light bulb types).
  • Free Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
Light Bulbs - LED Non-working small bulbs. 5 bulb limit per day (any combination of light bulb types).
  • Free Drop-off
  • Safe Disposal
Non-ferrous Scrap Metal Copper & Brass: Such as keys, bathroom and plumbing fixtures.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Paint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened There is a 5 gallon limit per visit.You can put EMPTY, DRY latex paint cans in the blue bin.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Paint - Interior & Exterior - Used/Wet There is a 5 gallon limit per trip.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Plastic Bags
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Plastic Film & Wrap Stuff clean film inside plastic bag before drop-off. Basketball-size amount per visit.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle
Thermostats mercury thermostats
  • Free Drop-off
  • Recycle

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