Important Phone Numbers Contra Costa County

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					                                                                                    Important Phone Numbers
WHAT’S INSIDE                                            County Recycling Hotline                  800-750-4096
                                                         Local Governmental Solid Waste/Recycling Contacts
                                                         Antioch                  925-779-7097      
THRIFT STORES                6                           Brentwood                925-516-6090      
                                                         Concord                  925-671-3448      
USED OIL RECYCLING           8                           Clayton                  925-673-7300      
                                                         El Cerrito               510-215-4350      
                                                         Martinez                 925-372-3531      
TOXICS DISPOSAL             10                           Pittsburg                925-252-4110      
                                                         Pleasant Hill            925-671-5203      
DISPOSAL SITES              12                           San Ramon                925-973-2800      
A-Z DIRECTORY               14                           County                   925-335-1238      
                                                         (For all areas located outside of city limits and the City of Oakley)
INDEX                       32
                                                         Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority
                                                         (For the cities of Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Walnut Creek)

                                                         West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority
        This guide is printed on                                              510-215-3125
         ___% recycled paper                             (For the cities of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo)
         using soy based inks

         About the Guide
 This guide was developed to assist residents and businesses in making informed choices about recycling and reducing waste. We
 encourage you to use the telephone numbers for the resources listed in order to verify hours of operation and the types of materials
 accepted. For updated information and additional resources, visit our website,

 If you would like more information about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling or have information about local recycling centers or
 programs that are not listed in this guide, please call the Contra Costa County Recycling Hotline at 800-750-4096 or email us at

 What types of materials can I recycle and reuse?
        Aerosol cans • Aluminum • Appliances • Art & Educational Materials • Asphalt, Bricks, Concrete, Gravel & Porcelain • Audio &
        Video Tapes, Records, CDs, Diskettes & Software • Baby Items • Batteries • Books • Bicycles • Buckets & Drums • Building
        Materials • Cardboard • Carpet & Padding • Chemicals • Christmas Trees • Clothing • Computers & Electronics • Construction
        & Demolition Materials • Couches & Mattresses • Dirt • Drywall & Sheetrock • Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids • Fabric & Textiles •
        Fluorescent Lamps & Ballasts • Food • Furniture • Glass • Grease & Cooking Oil • Greeting Cards & Postcards • Grocery Bags
        Hangers • Hazardous Waste & Materials • Housewares • Jewelry & Coins • Magazines • Medications • Mattresses & Box
        Springs • Medical Surplus & Supplies • Milk Cartons & Drink Boxes • Motor Oil, Filters & Antifreeze • Musical Instruments •
        Needles & Sharps • Packaging Materials • Paint • Pallets • Paper • Plastic • Poisons • Propane Tanks • Scrap Metal • Shoes
        Sinks & Toilets • Sporting Goods • Telephone Directories • Televisions • Tires • Toner & Printer Cartridges • Tools • Toys &
        Games • Wood & Yard Trimmings

 How are resources listed?
 The resources in the guide are listed in two formats. Within the charts on pages 2-13, resources are generally
 listed alphabetically by city or community name. The A-Z directory resources are alphabetically listed first by
 material type and then by city or community name. To quickly find local options use the index on page 32.

 Who should I contact with corrections or additions to the guide?
 If you have any corrections, updates or additions to the information listed in the guide please contact us
 by phone, 800-750-4096 or email,
                                                                                                                                 REUSE & RECYCLING INFO
                                                                                                                                 REUSE & RECYCLING INFO
                                                            Manage Your Waste

       One person’s trash isn’t always another
       person’s treasure

                                                                                                                                       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                Do Your Part!
                           Report Illegal Dumping
If you see someone dumping trash on the side of the road or in our creeks - Call your local Police or Sheriff
     If illegally dumped material is in the public right-of-way, including roads - Call 1-800-NO-DUMPING
    For illegally dumped material on private property - Call your City or County Code Enforcement Office

        Use the index

                                                                                                                 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
        to learn about
       local options to                Unpermitted haulers significantly contribute to the illegal
      Reuse, Recycle &                 dumping problem.
           Dispose                     Do not pay for garbage hauling services provided by anyone other than
                                       your garbage company.

                                       Lack of adequate garbage collection significantly
                                       contributes to illegal dumping.
                                       Use your recyclables, yard waste AND on-call clean-up services that
                                       are generally provided to garbage collection customers at no additional

                                       Use this Guide to find out how to properly manage and
                                       dispose of items not collected through your curbside
                                       recycling or garbage service.
                                       If you need to discard materials not collected by your garbage company,
                                       take them to local recycling and disposal facilities to assure they are
                                       properly managed.


                                                                  Recycling                                Glass                         Metal                                                                       Paper                                                                                    Plastic                                                    Other

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Magazines/Junk Mail
                                                                                                                                          Empty Aerosol Cans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Computers & TVs
                                                                                                                                                                                         Chipboard Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Motor Oil / Filters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #2 HDPE Bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christmas Trees
                                                           How to read the chart:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 #1 PET Bottles
                                                                                                            Bottles & Jars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Phone Books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mixed Paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     White Paper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #3-7 Bottles
                                                           X   Every week         F Fee, call to arrange

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Yard Waste
                                                                                                                                                               Tin / Steel
                                                           M   Monthly            C CRV Only

                                                           O   Every other week   P On call pickup
                                                           S   Seasonal

                                                         Alamo / Blackhawk / Diablo
                                                         Valley Waste Management          925-935-8900       X                X             X                   X             X X                          X          X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F+

                                                         Pleasant Hill Bayshore           925-685-4711      O                 O           O O                                O O                                     O O                         O O O                                           O                O                 O              O O                                 S F
                                                         Bay Point
                                                         Pleasant Hill Bayshore           925-685-4711      O                 O           O O                                O O                                     O O                         O O O                                           O                O                 O              O O                                 S F
                                                         Pittsburg Disposal Service   925-432-6262           X                X                                 X            X                                        X             X             X X                               X             X                X                C                P                   O             S F
                                                         City of Brentwood            925-516-6090          O                 O           O O                                O O                           O O O                                 O O O                                           O                O                 O                                    O             S F
   Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                         Pleasant Hill Bayshore       925-685-4711           X                X            X                    X            X X                                      X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F
                                                         Concord Disposal             925-682-9113           X                X                                 X            X                                        X             X              X X                              X             X                X                C                                     X            S F
                                                         Crockett / Port Costa
                                                         Crockett Garbage Service     510-262-1608          O                 O           O O                                O O                           O O O                                 O O O                                           O                O                                  P M                               S
                                                         Valley Waste Management      925-935-8900           X                X            X                    X            X X                           X          X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F+
                                                         Discovery Bay / Byron
                                                         Discovery Bay Disposal       925-634-3099           X                X                                 X            X                                        X             X              X X                              X             X                X                C                P                   O             S F
                                                         El Cerrito
                                                         El Cerrito Recycling         510-215-4350           X                X             X                   X             X X                                     X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X                                   O* S*
                                                         El Sobrante / East Richmond Heights

                                                         Richmond Sanitary Service    510-262-1610          O                 O           O O                                O O                                     O O                         O O O                                           O                O                                  P                   O             S
                                                         Richmond Sanitary Service        510-262-1610      O                 O           O O                                O O                                     O O                          O O O                                          O                O                                  P                   O             S
                                                         Bay View Refuse & Recycling      510-237-4614       X                X             X                   X             X X                                     X             X              X X                              X             X                X                                                     M
                                                         Valley Waste Management          925-935-8900       X                X             X                   X             X X                          X          X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F+
                                                         Pleasant Hill Bayshore           925-685-4711       X                X             X                   X             X X                                     X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                   O             S F
                                                         Valley Waste Management         925-935-8900        X                X             X                   X             X X                          X          X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F+
                                                         Oakley / Bethel Island / Knightsen
                                                         Oakley Disposal Service         925-757-7660        X                X                                 X             X                                       X             X              X X                              X             X                X                C                P                   O             S F
                                                         Valley Waste Management        925-935-8900         X                X             X                   X             X X                          X          X             X              X X                              X             X                X                 X               X                    X            S F+
                                                         Pacheco / Mt. View / Vine Hill
                                                         Pleasant Hill Bayshore         925-685-4711        O                 O           O O                                O O                                     O O                         O O O                                           O                O                 O              O O                                 S F
                            2                                                                                                * East Bay Sanitary, (510) 237-4321, collects these materials.
                                                                                                                             + Call Pleasant Hill Bayshore Disposal, (925) 603-1144, to arrange pickup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CURBSIDE RECYCLING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CURBSIDE RECYCLING
         For a list of additional
           materials accepted                       Glass                             Metal                                                                        Paper                                                                                        Plastic                                                           Other
         for curbside recycling,

                                                                                                                                                                                               Magazines/Junk Mail
                                                                                       Empty Aerosol Cans
          check our website at:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Computers & TVs
                                                                                                                                      Chipboard Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Motor Oil / Filters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #2 HDPE Bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christmas Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               #1 PET Bottles
                                                         Bottles & Jars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Phone Books
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mixed Paper
                                                                                                                                                                   White Paper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #3-7 Bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yard Waste
                                                                                                            Tin / Steel

Pinole / Tara Hills
Richmond Sanitary Service          510-262-1610          O                O O O                                           O O                                     O O                          O O O                                           O                 O                                    P                     O            S

Pittsburg Disposal Service         925-432-6262          X                X                                 X             X                                        X X                         X X X                                           X                 X                   C                                      O            S                 F
Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill Bayshore             925-685-4711          O                O O O                                           O O                                     O O                          O O O                                           O                 O                   O                O                     X            S                 F
Richmond / North Richmond
Richmond Sanitary Service          510-262-1610          O                O O O                                           O O                                     O O                          O O O                                           O                 O                                    P                     O            S
Rodeo / Rollingwood
Richmond Sanitary Service          510-262-1610          O                O O O                                           O O                                     O O                          O O O                                           O                 O                                    P                     O            S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
San Pablo / Montalvin Manor
Richmond Sanitary Service          510-262-1610          O                O O O                                           O O                                     O O                          O O O                                           O                 O                                    P                     O            S
San Ramon
Valley Waste Management            925-935-8900          X                X            X X                                X X                           X X X                                  X X X                                           X                 X                   X                X                     X            S
Walnut Creek
Valley Waste Management            925-935-8900          X                X            X X                                X X                           X X X                                  X X X                                           X                 X                   X                X                     X            S F+

                               More Info on Recyclable Materials
  Paper                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cartons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                  Mixed Paper                     Chipboard Boxes                                                                     Paper Bags &                                                                   Soy/Rice Milk                                                                   Milk Cartons
       (magazines, junk mail, wrapping paper)      (cereal boxes, etc.)                                                               Egg Cartons                                                                    & Juice Boxes

Paper: No rubber bands, plastic bags, photos, foil wrapping paper, or styrofoam.
 Metal                                                                    Yard Waste

  Aluminum             Tin/Steel/           Aluminum                                                                                                                 Tree & Brush
 Cans & Foil         Bi-Metal Cans          Food Trays                                            Leaves                                                          Prunings / Trimmings                                                                                              Grass Clippings

                                                                          Yard Waste: No plastic bags, nursery pots, palms, bamboo, or animal waste.
 Computers & TVs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It is estimated that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6,000 computers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                become obsolete in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                California every day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Less than 15% of
                                          Monitors, CPUs,                                                                                                                                                                                                       these are recycled.
        Televisions                         Laptops &                                                                           Scanners, Printers &
                                           Peripherals                                                                             Fax Machines
 Computers & TVs: Remove all cartridges from scanners, printers & fax machines (see Toner & Printer Cartridges, page 30).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3

                                                                                Major Drop-off and
                                                                                Buyback Recycling
                                                                                Centers                                                       Glass                                                                  Metal                                                                                                                                                         Paper                                                                                                                           Plastic

                                                                                  How to read the chart:
                                                                                   D   Drop-off

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tin (Steel) / Bi-Metal Cans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scrap Metal (Non-ferrous)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chipboard (Cereal Boxes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plastic Containers (CRV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mixed Paper & Junk Mail
                                                                                   B   Buyback (call Center first to verify)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   #3-7 Bottles (Non-CRV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wide-Mouth Containers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aluminum Foil & Pans
                                                                                                                                                                              Aerosol Cans (Empty)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scrap Metal (Ferrous)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     #1 Bottles (Non-CRV)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #2 Bottles (Non-CRV)
                                                                                   C   CRV only - Buyback
                                                                                   X   Buyback (CRV only) & Drop-off (non-CRV)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Soft Cover Books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Telephone Books
                                                                                   F   Fee (call for details)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Aluminum Cans
                                                                                                                                              Bottles & Jars
                                                                                                                                                               Wine Bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              White Paper

                                                                                         State Certified CRV Redemption Center

                                                                              Scrap Metal Types:

                                                                              Ferrous = Contains iron, a magnet sticks to it (e.g., steel).
                                                                              Non-ferrous = Does not contain iron (e.g., aluminum, brass).

                                                                            Call for location near you
                                                                            20/20 - Nexcycle Centers                      800-883-2274        X D                                                    X                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C                          D                      D                      D
                                                                            Goodwill Donation Stations                    510-534-6666        C                                                      C                                      C                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C
                                                                            TOMRA Pacific, Inc.                            877-737-5263        C D                                                    C                                      C                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C
         Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                            Antioch Recycling Center                                          C                                                      B                                      C D                                                                                                                                                                                                                           C
                                                                            1305 Sunset Dr.                               925-757-0765
                                                                            Concord/P.H. Recycling Center                                     X D                                                    X B X B B                                                                                                                B B D B B B B B                                                                                                                             C                          B                      B                      D B
                                                                            1320 Galaxy Way                               925-689-3900
                                                                            Mt. Diablo Recycling Center                                       X D                                                    X D X                                                                                                                    D B                                                  D D D D                                                                                C                          D                      D
                                                                            4050 Mallard Dr.                              925-682-4518
                                                                            El Cerrito
                                                                            El Cerrito Recycling Center                                       D D                                                    D D D D D                                                                                                                D D D D D D D D                                                                                                                             D                          D                      D                      D
                                                                            7501 Schmidt Ln.                              510-215-4350
                                                                            Delta Scrap & Salvage                                             C                                                      B                                      B B B                                                                                                                                                                                                                         C
                                                                            1371 Main St.                                 925-754-1474
                                                                            Christenson’s Recycling Center                                    C                               D B B X                                                                                                             B                                                                                                                                                                       C
                                                                            1501 Loveridge Rd.                            925-432-8356
                                      CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                            Action Metal Recycling                                            X D                             D B B X                                                                                                             B                                         D                                                                                                                             C                          D                      D                      D D
                                                                            385 Pittsburg Ave.                            510-236-2488
                                                                            Sims Hugo Neu                                                     C                                                      X D X D D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            C
                                                                            600 South 4th St.                             510-412-5300
                                                                            REN Metal Salvage & Recycling                                     X D                                                    B B X                                                                                        B                                                                                                                                                                       C                          D                      D                      D D
                                                                            255 Parr Blvd.                                510-235-8021
                                                                            West Co. Resource Recovery                                        X D                             D X D X D D                                                                                                                                     D D D D D D D                                                                                                                               C                          D                      D
                                                                            101 Pittsburg Ave.                            510-412-4500
                                                                            San Ramon
                                                                            San Ramon Recycling Center                                        D D                                                    D D D D D                                                                                                                D D D D D D D D                                                                                                                             D                          D                      D                      D
                                                                            2231 Omega Rd.                                925-743-0903
                                                                            Walnut Creek
                                                                            Walnut Creek Recycling Center                                     X D                                                    X D X D D                                                                                                                D D D D D D D D                                                                                                                             C                          D                      B                      D D
                                                                            480 Lawrence Way                              925-937-4992

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DROP-OFF RECYCLING
                                                                                               Additional Materials            What is CRV?
                             Other                                                            Accepted for Drop-off                                                                        10¢ each
                                                                                                                               Beverage containers labeled CRV (California                   24 oz. or
                                                                                                                               Refund Value) can be redeemed at Certified                      more
                                                                                                                               Redemption Centers. The CRV deposit is 5¢
Juice Boxes & Milk Cartons

                                                                                                                               per container under 24 oz. and 10¢ per
                                                                   Non-Working Appliances
                                          Wood (Clean/Untreated)

                                                                                                                               container 24 oz. or more.

                                                                                                For additional                 Most recycling centers pay by the pound if
                                                                                             materials accepted for            you bring in a large load, so be sure to have
                                                                                              recycling at these               only CRV containers to get the highest
                             Yard Waste

                                                                                              Centers, check our               possible refund. You also can request to be
                                                                                                   website at:                 paid on a per-container basis. If you bring in

                                                                                                   loads of fewer than 50 per material type just
                                                                                                                               ask the recycler to pay by count instead of by          CRV                CRV
                                                                                                                               Call or visit website for more information
                                                                                                                               about CRV Redemption Centers:                                              5¢ each
                                                                                                                                                                         under 24 oz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                                                                                            Computers & electronics (F) /
                                                                   F                        Film plastic, wheels, radiators,
                                                                                                     mufflers (D)

                                                                                                                                          Which beverage containers can

                                                                   D*                           Auto batteries, motor                             you redeem for CRV?
                                                                                                  oil & oil filters (D)

                                                                   F*                                  Tires (F)               Yes CRV                                      No CRV
                                                                                                                               Beer & malt beverages                        Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                                                                                                                                Wine coolers                                Distilled spirits above 7%
                                                                                                  Wheels, radiators             Carbonated fruit drinks
                                                                   D*                              & mufflers (D)                                                            Milk
                                                                                                                                Non-carbonated fruit drinks
                                                                   D*                        Appliances & electronics (F)       with any % fruit juice                      Medical food
                                                                                            Wheels, radiators, mufflers &        Carbonated & non-carbonated                 Infant formula
                                                                   D*                          some electronics (D)             water
                                                                                               Radiators & mufflers (D)          Coffee & tea beverages                      100% fruit juice 46 oz. or more

                                                                                                                                Soft drinks                                 Vegetable juice above 16 oz.

D F F                                                                                                                           Sport and energy drinks                     Nutritional supplements

                                                                                                                                Vegetable juice 16 oz. and                  Products not in ready-to-drink
                                                                                            Books (D) / Antifreeze, motor       under                                       form (e.g. concentrate)
D F F                                                                                            oil & sawdust (F)
                                                                                                                                100% fruit juice under 46 oz.

                             * Non-freon appliances only.

                                                                                  Thrift Stores

                                                                                                                                                                                Bed and Bath Linens
                                                                                                  NOTE: Items

                                                                                                                         Appliances (small)

                                                                                                                                              Appliances (large)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stereos & Radios
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Furniture (small)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Furniture (large)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Textiles / fabrics
                                                                                                  must be clean,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    VCRs (working)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sporting Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TVs (working)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Toys / Games
                                                                                                  working and

                                                                                                                                                                   Baby Items

                                                                                                  suitable for


                                                                           Goodwill Stores
                                                                           Call or visit website for locations

                                                                                               X                    X                    X            X                     X       X                      X                   X                   X                      X       X                X                  X                    X                               X
                                                                           St. Vincent de Paul
                                                                           Call or visit website for locations
                                                                                               X                    X                    X                                  X       X                           X              X                   X            X                 X                X                                       X                                  X
                                                                           The Salvation Army
                                                                           Call or visit website for locations
                                                                                                                         X                    X                    X                                  X       X          X                     X         X                   X                              X                X                                       X                               X
        Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                           Hospice Foundation of East Bay Thrift Store
                                                                           31628 Danville Blvd., Alamo
                                                                           925-820-6525                                  X                                                      X                     X       X                           X              X                   X            X         X       X                X                  X                    X                                  X
                                                                           Hospice Thrift Shoppe
                                                                           2742 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch
                                                                           925-777-0866                                                                            X            X                     X       X                                X         X                   X            X
                                                                           Anna’s Attic
                                                                           5350 Clayton Rd., Concord
                                                                           925-674-9072                                                                                         X                     X       X                                X         X                   X            X
                                                                           ARF Mart Thrift Store
                                                                           1950-H Market St., Concord
                                                                           925-685-0908                                  X                    X                                                       X                                        X         X                   X                                                                                       X
                                     CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                           Consignment Treasures
                                                                           4673 Clayton Road, Concord
                                                                           925-671-7002                                                                                         X                                                              X         X                   X            X                                  X                                                          X               X
                                                                           The Hospice Thrift Shoppe
                                                                           444 Diablo Rd., Danville
                                                                           925-838-7697                                                                            X            X                     X       X                                X         X                   X            X
                                                                           The Thrift Station
                                                                           486 San Ramon Valley Rd., Danville
                                                                           925-820-1988                                                                            X                                  X       X                                X                             X            X                 X                X                                       X
                                                                           Good Stuff Thrift Store
                                                                           10313 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
                                                                           510-528-9455                                  X                                                                            X       X                                X                             X            X                                  X                                       X                  X               X
                                                                           Turnabout Shop
                                                                           10052 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
                                                                           510-525-7844                                  X                                                      X                             X                                X                             X                      X
                                                                           Thrift Town
                                                                           3645 San Pablo Dam Rd., El Sobrante
                                                                           510-222-8696                                  X                    X                    X                                  X       X                                X         X                   X            X                 X                X                                       X                                  X

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THRIFT STORES
        For a list of additional
       materials accepted for
      reuse at these locations,

                                                                                                    Bed and Bath Linens
        check our website at:

                                             Appliances (small)

                                                                  Appliances (large)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stereos & Radios
                                                                                                                                                         Furniture (small)

                                                                                                                                                                             Furniture (large)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Textiles / fabrics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               VCRs (working)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sporting Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TVs (working)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Toys / Games
                                                                                       Baby Items



Nifty Thrift Shop
3467 Golden Gate Way, Lafayette
                                                                                                                          X       X                                                                     X            X         X                                                                X

Way Side Inn Thrift Shop
3521 Golden Gate Way, Lafayette
925-284-4781                                 X                    X                                 X                     X       X          X                     X                                    X            X         X       X                X                  X                    X               X
Rescued Treasures
190 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill
925-682-3201                                                                                        X                     X       X                           X              X                          X            X         X                                                                X                                  X
Youth Homes Auxilary Thrift Shop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
15-B Vivian Drive, Pleasant Hill
925-798-5561                                 X                    X                                 X                     X       X          X                     X         X                          X            X         X                        X                  X                    X               X
Easter Hill United Methodist Church Thrift
3601 Cutting Blvd., Richmond
510-215-8249                                                                                                              X       X                           X                                         X                                                                                       X
Garrett Thrift Store
1530 3rd Ave., Walnut Creek
925-932-9474                                 X                    X                                                       X       X                                X         X                          X                                               X                                       X
Hospice Boutique Thrift Shoppe
1345-A Newell Ave., Walnut Creek
925-947-1064                                                                           X            X                     X       X                                X         X                          X            X
Katie’s Kloset
1532 Locust St., Walnut Creek
925-939-2970                                 X                                         X                                  X       X                                X         X                          X            X         X                                                                X

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Leftover’s Thrift Shop
2333 Boulevard Circle, Walnut Creek
925-930-9393                                                                                        X                     X       X                                X                                    X            X         X                        X                  X
Rainbow’s End Thrift Shop
1389 North Main St., Ste. D, Walnut Creek
925-932-8489                                 X                                         X            X                     X       X          X                     X                                    X            X         X       X                                                                           X

                                                                  Tax Deductible. Most stores’
                                                                  proceeds benefit local non-profits.
                          PICKUP                                  Remember to ask for a receipt for your
                     Some stores offer                            tax deductible donations.
                    pickup services, call
                         for details.                                          White Elephant Sale. This Sale,
                                                                               sponsored by the Oakland
                                                                               Museum, is held every March.
                                                                  Donate used clothing, furniture, books, art,
                                                                  household items and much, much more! Do-
                                                                  nations are accepted year-round and pickup is
                                                                  available. For more information
                                                                  call 510-839-5919.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              State Certified Recycling Center
                                                                               Recycling Centers for                                                                                                                          Some Certified Centers offer a 16¢ per gallon rebate for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              used motor oil. Be sure to ask if rebate is available.
                                                                               Antifreeze, Car
                                                                               Batteries, Motor Oil,
                                                                               Oil Filters & Tires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Car Batteries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Car Batteries


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oil filters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Oil filters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Motor oil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Motor oil

                                                                                                      Please drop
                                                                                                     off only during
                                                                                                    business hours.                                                                    Antioch (cont.)                                                                           Crockett
                                                                                                   Leaving materials                                                                                                                                                             Crockett Auto Service
                                                                                                                                                                                       Valvoline Express Care
                                                                                                     after hours is
                                                                                                                                                                                       3412 Hillcrest Ave.        •                                                              1245 Pomona St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • • • • •

                                                                                                                                                                                       Brentwood                                                                                 Danville
                                                                                                                                                                                       A & A Auto Parts                                                                          Jiffy Lube
                                                                                                                                                                                       6240 Brentwood Bl.         • •                                                            530 San Ramon Bl.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kragen Auto Parts                                                                         Roesbery Car Care
                                                                                                                                                                                       8600 Brentwood Bl.         • •                                    •                       400 Diablo Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • •
                                                                                                                                                                                       SpeeDee Oil Change                                                                        Discovery Bay
                                                                                                            il Fil
                                                                                                        d O Bag                                                                        7377 Brentwood Bl.
         Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                                     Use ycling
                                                                                                                                                                                       925-516-0623                                                                              Discovery Bay Yacht
                                                                                                                                                                                       Concord                                                                                   5901 Marina Rd. #1       •
                                                                                                                                                                                       Auto International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 El Cerrito
                                                                            See the following pages for more locations:                                                                2201 Commerce Ave.
                                                                            Auto Batteries, page 16                                                                                                                                                                              Kragen Auto Parts
                                                                            Motor Oil, Filters & Antifreeze, page 25                                                                   AutoZone                                                                                  9989 San Pablo Ave.      •                                     •
                                                                            Tires, page 30                                                                                             5267 Clayton Rd.           •                                      •                       510-524-0267
                                                                            Toxics Disposal, page 10                                                                                   925-681-1484
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kragen Auto Parts
                                                                                                                                                                                       B & D Auto Parts                                                                          10680 San Pablo Ave.     •                                     •
                                                                                                                                                               Car Batteries

                                                                                      Check                                                                                            4000 Industrial Way        •                                                      •       510-524-3940

                                                                                                                                     Oil filters
                                                                                                                         Motor oil

                                                                                 for updated info                                                                                                                                                                                Quality Tune Up
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bruce’s Sun Valley Car                                                                    10069 San Pablo Ave.     •

                                                                                                                                                                                       Care                                                                                      510-527-0247
                                                                                                                                                                                       625 Contra Costa Bl.       • • • • •                                                      SpeeDee Oil Change
                                                                             Antioch                                                                                                   925-687-5353                                                                              10175 San Pablo Ave.     • • •
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                                                                                                                                                                                       Firestone Store                                                                           510-524-4203
                                                                             Andy’s VIP Auto Service
                                                                             901 A St., Suite A                          • •                                   •                       715 Contra Costa Bl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •                                                              El Sobrante
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SpeeDee Oil Change
                                                                                                                                                                                       Jiffy Lube
                                                                             Antioch Ford
                                                                                                                                                                                       4500 Clayton Rd.           •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3220 San Pablo Dam Rd.   •
                                                                             1400 W 10th St.
                                                                                                                         •                                                             925-682-5823

                                                                                                                                                                                       Jiffy Lube
                                                                             Firestone Store
                                                                             3214 Delta Fair Bl.                         •                                                             2151 Monument Bl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • •                                                            Jiffy Lube
                                                                                                                                                                                       Jiffy Lube
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3363 Mount Diablo Bl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • •
                                                                             Kragen Auto Parts
                                                                             2024 A St.                                  • •                                   •                       1219 Concord Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • •                                                            Martinez
                                                                             Kragen Auto Parts                                                                                         Kragen Auto Parts                                                                         Adair Automotive
                                                                             3426 Deer Valley Rd.                        • •                                   •                       1500-D Monument Bl.        • •                                    •                       3660-C Pacheco Bl.
                                                                             925-755-9410                                                                                              925-798-3604
                                                                             Kragen Auto Parts                                                                                         Oil Changers                                                                              Oil Stop
                                                                             2635 Somersville Rd.                        • •                                   •                       796 Oak Grove Rd.          • •                                                            1033 Arnold Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • •
                                                                             925-754-7626                                                                                              925-681-0393
                                                                             Roesbery Car Care                                                                                         Oil Stop                                                                                  Oil Stop
                                                                             2700 Hillcrest Ave.                         • •                                                           1935 Market St.            • •                                                            3500 Alhambra Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • •
                                                                             925-778-6316                                                                                              925-603-1200
                                                                             S & S Import Service                                                                                      RyNck Tire & Auto Center
                                                                             806 West 10th St.
                                                                                                                         • •                                                           5288-A Clayton Rd.         • • •                                                  •
                                    8                                                                                                                                                  925-363-5900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        USED OIL RECYCLING
 Call for current hours. Place your motor oil in a sealable container. Make sure the oil is not mixed with any other fluids.
 Collection centers sometimes limit the amount of materials they accept at one time, call to see if the Center has a quantity limit.

                                                                                                                                                               Car Batteries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Car Batteries
                                                                      Car Batteries



                                                                                                                                     Oil filters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oil filters
                                                                                                                         Motor oil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Motor oil
                                            Oil filters
                                Motor oil


Moraga                                                                                        Pittsburg (cont.)                                                                        San Ramon
                                                                                              Wal Mart Auto Department                                                                 Jiffy Lube
Moraga Chevron
Service Center
                                                                                              2203 Loveridge Road        •                                                             2099 Camino Ramon            • •
1455 Moraga Way                 • • • •                                                       925-427-2150                                                                             925-355-1777
                                                                                              Pleasant Hill                                                                            Oil Changers

Oakley                                                                                        Firestone Tire
                                                                                                                                                                                       2171 San Ramon Valley Bl.
Auto Zone
                                                                                              570 Contra Costa Bl.
                                                                                                                         • • • • •                                                     Roesbery Car Care
2595 Main St.
                                •                                     •                       Kragen Auto Parts
                                                                                                                                                                                       2400 San Ramon Bl.
Tri-County Auto Recyclers
                                                                                              505 Contra Costa Bl.
                                                                                                                         •                                     •                       Walnut Creek
5740 Main St.
                                •                        • • •                                Pep Boys                                                                                 Central Tune Up

                                                                                              520 Contra Costa Bl.       • •                                   • •                     1425 Auto Center Dr.         • •                                   •

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                                                                                              925-691-0178                                                                             925-932-6604

Orinda Motors                                                                                 Richmond                                                                                 German Auto Clinic
63 Orinda Way                   • • • • •                                                     AutoZone
                                                                                                                                                                                       2040 N. Main St., Unit #11
Orinda Shell Auto Care
                                                                                              1350 MacDonald Ave.
                                                                                                                         •                                     •                       Jiffy Lube
9 Orinda Way                    • • • •                                                       AutoZone
                                                                                                                                                                                       2702 N. Main St.
                                                                                              13100 San Pablo Ave.
                                                                                                                         •                                     •                       Jiffy Lube

                                                                                              Firestone Store
                                                                                                                                                                                       635 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
5747 Pacheco Bl.                •                                     •                       1001 Hilltop Mall Rd.
                                                                                                                         • • • • •                                                     Jiffy Lube
                                                                                              Kragen Auto Parts
                                                                                                                                                                                       2190 N. Broadway
Beyond Repair Foreign Auto
Service                                                                                       243 23rd St.               •                                     •                       Mark Morris Tires
5815 Pacheco Bl.                •                                                             510-234-6364
                                                                                                                                                                                       1556 Mt. Diablo Bl.          • •                                   • •
925-671-7424                                                                                  Kragen Auto Parts                                                                        925-935-1546
                                                                                              12925 San Pablo Ave.       • •                                   •                       Northgate Car Care

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AutoZone                                                                                      Oil Changers
                                                                                                                                                                                       2411 Oak Grove Rd.
1475 Fitzgerald Dr., Ste. 100
                                •                                     •                       3144 Shane Dr.             • • •                                                         Quality Tune Up
Kragen Auto Parts                                                                             Pick-n-Pull
                                                                                                                                                                                       1813 Mt. Diablo Bl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • • •
1251 Tara Hills Dr.
                                •                                     •                       1015 Market St.
                                                                                                                         •                                                             Roesbery Car Care
Kragen Auto Parts                                                                             Rodeo
                                                                                                                                                                                       3099 N. Main St.
1442 Fitzgerald Dr.
                                •                                     •                       Pinole/Rodeo Auto                                                                        RyNck Tire & Auto Center

                                                                                              700 Parker Ave.            •                                     •                       1400 E. Newell Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • • • • •
AutoZone                                                                                                                                                                               Timmons Auto & Truck
401 E. Leland Rd.
                                •                                     •                       San Pablo                                                                                Repair
                                                                                                                                                                                       2576 N. Main St.
                                                                                              Kragen Auto Parts                                                                        925-938-9665
652 Bailey Rd.                  •                                     •                       14420 San Pablo Ave.
                                                                                                                         •                                     •                       Toyota Walnut Creek
                                                                                              Speed Lube
                                                                                                                                                                                       2100 N. Broadway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • • • • •
Oil Changers
3858 Railroad Ave.              • •                                                           14639 San Pablo Ave.
                                                                                                                         • • •
Tred Shed Tire Pros                                                                                                                                                                                  Recycle Used
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Motor Oil &
50 Bliss Ave.
                                • • • • •                                                                                                                                                               Filters

                                                                            Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facilities
                                                                                             WEST COUNTY
                                                                          West County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
                                                                          101 Pittsburg Avenue, Richmond
                                                                          (888) 412-9277
                                                                          Hours: Th, F & 1st Sa of each month, 9am-4pm (closed 12-12:30pm)
                                                                          Free Drop-off*: Proof of residency required for Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules,

                                                                          Kensington, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo,
                                                                          San Pablo, Tara Hills, Tormey, and other unincorporated areas in West County.

                                                                          Materials accepted: In addition to the materials listed on page 11, facility also accepts
                                                                          needles/syringes (must use approved container, call for details), computer monitors & TVs.
       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                           CENTRAL COUNTY
                                                                          Central Contra Costa Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
                                                                          4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez
                                                                          (800) 646-1431
                                                                          Hours: Tu-Sa, 9am-4pm
                                                                          Free Drop-off*: Proof of residency required for Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton,
                                                                          Concord, Clyde, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco,
                                                                          Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and other unincorporated areas
                                                                          in Central County.

                                                                          Materials accepted: This facility accepts all materials listed on page 11 except medications.
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                                                                                               EAST COUNTY
                                                                          Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
                                                                          2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch
                                                                          (925) 756-1990
                                                                          Hours: Th-Sa, 9am-4pm
                                                                          Free Drop-off*: Proof of residency required for Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island,
                                                                          Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen, Oakley, Pittsburg, and other
                                                                          unincorporated areas in East County.

                                                                          Materials accepted: In addition to the materials listed, facility also accepts needles/syringes
                                                                          (must use approved container, call for details), computer monitors, TVs and other electronic
                                                                          devices listed on page 11.

                                                                            * Note: Free for residents, nominal fee for qualified small businesses. Businesses should call to make appointment.
                                                                            Companies that are not qualified small businesses should see Hazardous Waste & Materials on page 24 for
                       10                                                   companies that collect large amounts of hazardous wastes from commercial and industrial customers.
                                                                                                                                                                                  TOXICS DISPOSAL
                   Materials Accepted
         Yard:                 Garage:             Workshop:            House:
         • Fertilizers         • Antifreeze        • Glues              • Aerosol sprays
         • Pesticides          • Auto batteries    • Paint, all kinds   • Batteries
         • Pool chemicals      • Engine cleaners   • Paint thinners     • Cleaners
         • Propane tanks       • Fuel & gasoline   • Solvents           • Fluorescent lamps
          (5-gallon or less)                       • Wood finishes       • Medications                 Don’t put
                               • Oil & filters
         • Weed killers                                                 • Nail polish                 toxics in
                                                                        • Oven cleaners             the garbage
                                                                        • Poisons
                                                                        • Thermometers

                                                                                               Keep your home healthy by reducing
                                                                                               unnecessary toxic products. Chemicals
                                                                                               should be disposed of safely, not flushed
                                                                                               down the toilet or put in the garbage. Cut
                                                                                               down on the pesticides and fertilizers in
      Transportation tips: State transportation laws limit each vehicle to a maximum           your garden, and you’ll limit what gets
      of 15 gallons of liquid (with a maximum of 5 gallons per container) or 125
      pounds of solid material. Never mix chemicals. Place in sealed containers in             washed into rivers and the ocean.
      the trunk, packed to prevent spills.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                                               E- Waste
Electronic waste or “e-waste” is one of the fastest growing components of our waste stream.
E-waste refers to any unwanted product that uses electricity to operate such as computers,
televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, cell phones, fax machines and other common electronic
products. Rapid advances in technology and growing demand for new features result in millions
of electronic products becoming unwanted by California consumers every year.
E-waste that is in working condition or repairable can be donated or sold for reuse. In addition,
many components of electronic products, such as metals and plastics, can be recycled using
special processes.

                                                                                                                                            CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
California law classifies some electronic waste, when discarded, as hazardous. For example,
CRTs (cathode ray tubes) found in televisions and computer monitors are hazardous waste
due to the amount of lead they contain. Other electronic components may also be classified as
                                                                                                      E-Waste Information & Resources
                                    Computer monitors, televisions, and other                            Contra Costa County Recycling
                                    electronic equipment considered hazardous                                   Hotline & Website:
                                    must not be disposed of with regular garbage.
                                                                                                                    (800) 750-4096
For additional E-Waste recycling options
                                                                                                           California Integrated Waste
See pages 2-3 for e-waste collection offered through local Curbside Recycling programs.                       Management Board:
See pages 4-5 for Drop-off Recycling centers that accept various electronic items.
See pages 6-7 for Thrift Stores that accept usable electronic items for resale.                
See pages 12-13 for a listing of the Disposal Sites that accept e-waste for recycling.
See the pages 20-21 in the A-Z Directory for locations that accept Computers & Electronics               Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
(including computer systems, monitors, printers, faxes/copiers, typewriters, cameras, sewing
machines, stereos, VCRs, TVs and more).                                                                      Clean Water Campaign:

For more information on e-waste, including updates about new e-waste hazards, laws, and        
proper disposal methods use the “E-Waste Information & Resources” listed to the right.


                                                                                    Landfill &

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Construction / Demolition - Mixed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Porcelain (sinks / toilets / tubs)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wood - Clean / Untreated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Drywall / Sheetrock
                                                                                                                                         Asphalt / Concrete

                                                                                                                                                                       Carpet Padding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yard Trimmings
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clean Dirt / Fill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monitors / TVs
                                                                                            FEES APPLY

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ceramic Tiles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scrap Metal
                                                                                   Fees dependent on material           Appliances


                                                                                  type and quantity. Please call
                                                                               facility for hours, fees and to verify


                                                                                acceptance of specific materials.

                                                                          WITHIN CONTRA COSTA
                                                                          Acme Landfill
                                                                          950 Waterbird Way, Martinez
                                                                                                                        X                X                                                              X                               X                                                                                                                            X                     X                          X
       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                          Contra Costa Transfer & Recovery Station
                                                                          951 Waterbird Way, Martinez
                                                                          925-313-8900                                  X                X                             X                                                    X           X                                   X                     X             X                                                    X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Keller Canyon Landfill
                                                                          Commercial/Industrial Accounts Only
                                                                          925-458-9800                                                   X                                                              X                                                                                                                                                                                  X                          X
                                                                          Recycling Center & Transfer Station
                                                                          1300 Loveridge Rd., Pittsburg
                                                                          925-473-0180                                  X                X                    X        X                X                                               X                                   X                                  X                X                                    X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Golden Bear Transfer Station
                                                                          Foot of Parr Blvd., Richmond
                                                                          510-236-8451                                  X                X                    X                                                             X           X                                                         X            X                                                     X             X       X                          X
                                                                          OUTSIDE CONTRA COSTA
                                    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                          Berkeley Transfer Station
                                                                          1201 Second St., Berkeley
                                                                          510-981-7270                                  X                X                                                                                  X                                               X                     X            X                                                     X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Pleasanton Transfer Station
                                                                          3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
                                                                          925-846-2042                                  X                                                                               X                   X                                                                                  X                X                                    X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Potrero Hills Landfill
                                                                          3675 Potrero Hills Ln., Fairfield
                                                                          707-429-9600-                                 X                X                    X                                         X                   X           X                                   X                                  X                                                     X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Altamont Landfill & Resource Recovery
                                                                          10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore
                                                                          800-449-6349                                  X*               X                    X                         X               X                               X                                   X                     X                                                                  X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Vasco Road Landfill & Recycling
                                                                          4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
                                                                          925-447-0491                                  X                X                                                              X                               X                                   X                                                   X                                    X             X       X                          X
                                                                          Davis Street Transfer Station
                                                                          2615 Davis St., San Leandro

                       12                                                                                                            * Non-freon appliances only.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DISPOSAL SITES
                                                                                    DISPOSAL BANS
                                                                                  Some materials banned
                                                                                 from landfill disposal can
                                                                                be recycled at these sites.
                                                                                    Most other materials
                                                                                                                       Materials should
           Disposal                                                              banned from disposal are
                                                                                                                        be separated
                                                                                     accepted at local
                                                                                   Household Hazardous
                                                                                      Waste facilities.                 for recycling.
                                                                                See: Toxics Disposal,
                                                                                page 10-11.
                             Wood - Treated / Painted

                                                        Garbage / Mixed Waste
            Rail Road Ties



                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                                                        X                                                Annual Clean-up Service. Most households are entitled to a
                                                                                                         once or twice a year clean-up pickup of extra waste at no extra
                                                                                                         charge. Call your garbage company to find out more about the
                                                                                                         types and amounts of materials accepted. In some areas the
                             X                            X
                                                                                                         pickups are scheduled for certain dates and in other areas they
                                                                                                         are provided on an on-call basis. Donate reusable items instead
                                                                                                         of placing them out during clean-ups. Some communities offer
                                                        X                                                reusable pickups before scheduled clean-up days.

                                                                                  Cover your load. It’s the law. Local and state laws require garbage
                             X                          X
                                                                                  being transported in a vehicle to be covered in a manner to prevent
                                                                                  dropping or spilling onto roadways. The California Highway Patrol
                                                                                  may issue a $1,000 fine for littering. Transfer stations and landfills

                                                                                                                                                                           CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                                                                                  may charge an extra fee for uncovered loads.

                                                        X                                                               Stop illegal dumping. Please
                                                                                                                               dispose of your waste
                             X                          X

X           X                X                          X



                                                                          AEROSOL CANS                           The average aluminum can                 APPLIANCES-REUSE (CONT)                  ART & EDUCATIONAL

                                                                                                                 contains more than 50% post-                                                      MATERIALS - REUSE
                                                                          If completely empty and without        consumer recycled content.               Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                                                          pressure, see: Curbside                It takes 90% less energy to              123 MacDonald Ave.                       Many thrift stores accept various
                                                                          Recycling, page. 2                     recycle an aluminum can                  Richmond                                 art & educational items.
                                                                          Drop-off Recycling, page 4             than to make                             510-215-4887
                                                                                                                 a new one.                     
                                                                                                                                                          D/P: small appliances only               Tinkers Workshop
                                                                          If full, see:                          Source:                                                                           1336 Channing Way
                                                                          Toxics Disposal, page 10               Californians                                                                      Berkeley
                                                                                                                 Against Waste                            APPLIANCES - RECYCLE                     510-644-2577
                                                                          ALUMINUM                                                                        Drop-off Recycling, page 4               D: chemistry equipment
                                                                                                                                                          Disposal Sites, page 12
                                                                          See:                                   Smurfit - Stone Recycling                                                          Urban Ore
                                                                                                                 800 77th Ave.                            Freon containing appliances              7th St. & Ashby Ave.
                                                                          Curbside Recycling, page 2                                                      (refrigerators, freezers & air
                                                                          Drop-off Recycling, page 4             Oakland                                                                           Berkeley
                                                                                                                 510-635-9383                             conditioners) are banned from            510-841-SAVE
                                                                          Scrap Metal - Recycle, page 29                                                  landfill disposal. There is often
                                                                                                                                                                     D: zippers, buttons, beads
                                                                                                                 D: CRV, scrap                            a fee charged to recycle these
                                                                          WeisCo Recycling                       P: large quantities                      items because the freon must
                                                                          Danville                                                                                                                 Books for the Barrios
                                                                                                                                                          be removed by a professional.            2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D
                                                                          925-743-8193                           Standard Iron & Metal                                                             Concord

                                                                                4525 San Leandro St.                     JACO Environmental
                                                                          B/P: large quantities                                                                                                    925-687-7701
                                                                                                                 Oakland                                  Bay Area Service               
                                                                                                                 510-535-0222                             800-741-0172                             D: school/art supplies, chemistry
                                                                          Nica Metals                            B/D: CRV, scrap                
                                                                          101 N. Greenville Rd.                                                                                                    equipment
                                                                                                                 P: large quantities                      F/P: small quantities                    P: large quantities
                                                                          925-443-6422                           J M Enterprises                          Dull One
                                                                                                                                                                       Industrial Surplus Foundation
                                                                                                                 1215 Willow Pass Rd.                     Hayward                                  3536 Arden Rd., c/o Dock 23
                                                                          B: CRV, scrap                          Pittsburg                                510-785-8114
                                                                          P: large quantities                                                                                                      Hayward
                                                                                                                 925-439-8118                             F/P: large quantities                    510-784-0639
                                                                                                                 F/D: call first                                                          
       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                          Refund Recycling                                                                Dorn Recyclers
                                                                          2680 Old First St.                                                                                                       D: art/school/office supplies
                                                                                                                 Deal Auto Company, LLC                   Livermore                                P: large quantities
                                                                          Livermore                              400 W. Gertrude Ave.                     925-449-9328
                                                                          925-606-1435                           Richmond                                 F/P: non-freon appliances only;
                                                                          B/D: CRV                                                                                                                 Children’s Hospital - Volunteer
                                                                                                                 510-232-0197                             large quantities                         Services
                                                                          P: large quantities                    D                                                                                 Oakland
                                                                                              What is CRV?                                                Nica Metals                              510-428-3471
                                                                          Aaron Metals        See page 4         Alco Iron & Metal                        Livermore                      
                                                                          750 105th Ave.                         2350 Davis St.                           925-443-6422                             ways_give.html
                                                                          Oakland                                San Leandro                    
                                                                          510-569-6767                                                                                                             D: call first
                                                                                                                 510-562-1107                             D: no freon/CFCs; call first
                                                                                    B: CRV, scrap                            F/P: large quantities
                                                                          B: CRV, scrap                                                                                                            East Bay Depot for Creative
                                                                                                                 P: large quantities                                                               Reuse
                                                                          P: large quantities                                                             GSI                                      4695 Telegraph Ave.
                                                                                                                ANTIFREEZE                                Oakland                                  Oakland
                                                                          Alliance Metals                                                                 510-636-4626
                                                                          3426 Peralta St.                      See:                                                                               510-547-6470
                                                                          Oakland                               Used Oil Recycling, page 8
                                                                          510-547-2408                          Toxics Disposal, page 10                                                           D/P: school/art supplies
                                                                                                                                                          American Iron & Metal
                                    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                          B/D: CRV                              Motor Oil, Filters & Antifreeze,          1050 Brookside Dr.
                                                                          F/P: large quantities                 page 25                                                                            SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for
                                                                                                                                                          Richmond                                 Reusable Art Parts
                                                                                                                                                          510-233-0440                             San Francisco
                                                                          East Bay Conservation Corps            APPLIANCES - REUSE                       F/D
                                                                          Oakland                                                                                                                  415-647-1746
                                                                          510-992-7800                           See: Thrift Stores, page 6                                              
                                                                                                                                                          Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers               D: school/art supplies; call first
                                                                                                                             700 Parker Ave.
                                                                          F/P: CRV, non-CRV; large               If the appliance is damaged, see                                                  P: large quantities
                                                                                                                 next section.                            Rodeo
                                                                          quantities                                                                      510-758-2095                             RAFT - Resource Area
                                                                                                                 VA Outpatient Clinic                             for Teachers
                                                                          Lakeside Non-Ferrous Metals                                                     F/D
                                                                          412 Madison St.                        4951 Arroyo Rd.                                                                   1355 Ridder Park Dr.
                                                                          Oakland                                Livermore                                                                         San Jose
                                                                                                                 925-373-4700 x35359                      Freon Free                               408-451-1420
                                                                          510-444-5466                                                                    Suisun City
                                                                          B/D                                    D: small appliances                                                     
                                                                                                                                                          707-429-9013                             D/P: school/art supplies
                                                                          P: large quantities                                                   
                                                                                                                 Low Cost Appliances
                                                                                                                 6451 San Pablo Ave.                      F/P
                                                                          National Recycling Corp.
                                                                          1312 Kirkham St.                       Oakland
                                                                                                                 510-658-4404                             Alco Iron & Metal
                                                                                                                 F/D/P                                    629 Azuar Ave. - Mare Island              KidMAX
                                                                          510-268-1022                                                                    Vallejo                                   Free online listing
                                                                          B: CRV                                                                          707-562-1107                              service for schools
                                                                          P: large quantities                    ReStore
                                                                                                                 9235 San Leandro Blvd.                                 to search for wanted
                                                                                                                 Oakland                                  D: non-freon appliances only              materials or post
                                                                                                                 510-777-1447                                                                       listings of available
                                                                                                                 D/P: no refrigerators/freezers                                           

                       14                                                              = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                    Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A-Z DIRECTORY
See: Disposal Sites, page 12           Dutra Materials                            Many Friends of the Library groups accept donated
                                       961 Western Dr.                            books-on-tape (A), CDs (C), records (R) and videos
Raisch Products                        Richmond                                   (V). Call your local library or visit
Locations in Fremont, Milpitas,        510-970-7710                               friends/friends.html for more information. Below
San Jose, Sunnyvale          
408-227-9222                           F/D: asphalt, concrete, concrete           is a list of items accepted at local libraries:                 w/rebar (3 ft or less)
F/D: asphalt, concrete, broken                                                    Antioch (C,V)        El Cerrito (A,C,R,V)        Pinole (V)
brick, porcelain, roofing tile          Syar Industries Inc.                       Bay Point (V)        El Sobrante (A,C,R,V)       Pittsburg (A,V)
                                       Foot of Parr Blvd.                         Brentwood (V)        Hercules (A,C,V)            Pleasant Hill (A,C,V)
AR Ready Mix                           Richmond                                   Clayton (C,V)        Kensington (C,R,V)          Richmond (A,V)
3600 Wilbur Ave.                       510-215-4946                               Concord (A,C,V)      Lafayette (A,C,V)           San Ramon (R,V)
Antioch                                F/D: asphalt, concrete                     Crockett (A,C,V)     Martinez (C,V)              Walnut Creek (A,C)
925-754-2717                                                                      Danville (A,C,V)     Moraga (V)                  Ygnacio Valley (C)
D: asphalt, concrete
                                       AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES, RECORDS/LPs, CDs, DISKETTES & SOFTWARE - REUSE
F.T.G. Construction Materials          If not suitable for reuse, see next      Marin Computer Resources Center
3500 Wilbur Ave.                                                                                                         RAFT - Resource Area for
                                       section.                                 60 Leveroni Ct. #200B                    Teachers

Antioch                                                                         Novato
209-334-4038                                                                                                             1355 Ridder Park Dr.
                                       See phone book or website for            415-883-1428                             San Jose
F/D: asphalt, concrete                 locations near you:                                         408-451-1420
                                                                                F/D: diskettes                 
AR Ready Mix                           • fye
5301 Byron Hot Springs Rd.                                                                                               D/P: tapes, CDs, diskettes,
                                                           Children’s Hospital - Volunteer          software
Byron                                    B: CDs, DVDs; store credit only        Services
925-513-0360                                                                    Oakland                                                                                                       DR3
                                       • Game Stop                              510-428-3471                             San Leandro
D: asphalt, concrete                                510-351-0520
                                         B: DVDs                                ways_give.html                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
Dorn Recyclers                                                                  D: infant-teen videos; call first         dr3.html
Livermore                              • Tower Records                                                                   D: audio/video tapes; call first
925-449-9328                                             East Bay Depot for Creative              P: large quantities
F/P: asphalt, concrete; large            B: CDs, DVDs                           Reuse
quantities                                                                      4695 Telegraph Ave.                      Weird Stuff Warehouse
                                                        Oakland                                  384 W. Caribbean Dr.
County Quarry Products LLC             Online Buyback Service                   510-547-6470                             Sunnyvale
5501 Imhoff Dr.                                               408-743-5650
Martinez                               B/M: CDs, DVDs                           D: audio/video tapes, CDs,     
925-682-0707                                                                    software                                 B/D: software
F/D: asphalt, concrete                 Rock Bottom Records
                                       1890 A St.                               Oakland Technology Exchange
                                       Antioch                                  - West (OTX-West)                        AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES,
Aman Environmental                                                                                                       RECORDS/LPs, CDs,
Construction                           925-757-7766                             1680 14th St.
                                       Consignment: CDs, DVDs                   Oakland                                  DISKETTES & SOFTWARE
8300 Baldwin St.
Oakland                                                                         510-893-4822                             - RECYCLE
510-553-0110                           Alameda County Computer        
                                       Resource Center                          D/P: diskettes, software                 If still in good condition and                                                                                                usable, see previous section.
F/D: asphalt, concrete                 1501 Eastshore Hwy.
                                       Berkeley                                 Rasputin Music

                                                                                                                                                            CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                                       510-528-4052                             1035 Contra Costa Blvd.                  Call or visit websites for mail-
Specialty Crushing                                                                                                       in details:
2201 Wake Ave.                                           Pleasant Hill
Oakland                                D: diskettes, CDs                        800-350-8700
510-986-0964                                                                                                             888-797-7638
F/D: asphalt, concrete                 Books for the Barrios                    B: audio/video tapes, laser disks,
                                       2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D                CDs, DVDs, LPs                 
                                       Concord                                                                           F/M: diskettes, CDs, tapes
Chip It Recycling, Inc.                                                                                                  P: available in some areas, call
Oakley                                 925-687-7701                             SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for
                                            Reusable Art Parts                       for details
925-625-3800                D: CDs, software                         San Francisco
                                       P: large quantities                      415-647-1746                             GreenDisk
F/P: asphalt, concrete, brick,                                                                                           800-305-3475
                                       Down Home Music                          D: diskettes; call first        
                                       10341 San Pablo Ave.                     P: large quantities                      F/M: audio/video tapes, CDs,
Antioch Building Materials                                                                                               laser disks, diskettes
1375 California Avenue                 El Cerrito
Pittsburg                              510-525-2129                             Fox Electronics
                                                 San Jose                                 MRC Polymers
925-432-3828                                                                                                             773-890-9000
D: asphalt, concrete                   B: audio tapes, CDs, LPs                 408-929-4369
                                       Community Assistance for the             D: diskettes; call first                  M: CD/Jewel cases, CDs &
Vulcan Materials                                                                                                         laser disks
501 El Charro Rd.                      Retarded and Handicapped                 F/P: large quantities
Pleasanton                             3733 San Pablo Dam Rd.
925-485-1279                           El Sobrante                                                                       Eco Media Recycling Center                510-758-1441                                                                      800-959-5156 x236
F/D: asphalt, brick, concrete,         D: CDs                                                                            M: audio/video tapes
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                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
               Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.

                                                                          AUDIO & VIDEO TAPES,                    BATTERIES - AUTOMOTIVE                                                              BATTERIES - HOUSEHOLD
                                                                          RECORDS/LPs, CDs,                                                                                                           & RECHARGEABLE
                                                                          DISKETTES & SOFTWARE                    See: Drop-off Recycling, page 4          Contra Costa Battery Service
                                                                                                                  Used Oil Recycling, page 8               2170 Commerce Ave., Suite N                Batteries contain harmful and
                                                                          - RECYCLE (CONT.)                                                                Concord                                    caustic materials. All disposable
                                                                                                                  Toxics Disposal, page 10
                                                                                                                                                           925-687-5700                               household batteries are
                                                                          Super Link Plastic                                                                                                          accepted at local Household
                                                                          Oakland                                 Interstate Battery                       F/D: call first
                                                                                                                  Call for affiliate drop-off locations     P: large quantities                        Hazardous Waste Facilities.
                                                                                    707-748-7122                                                                        See: Toxics Disposal, page 10
                                                                          B/D/F/P: CDs; large                         Four Corners 76
                                                                          quantities - call first                                                           2025 Monument Blvd.                        Interstate Battery
                                                                                                                  Orchard Supply Hardware                  Concord                                    Call for affiliate household
                                                                          MBA Polymers                            See phone book or website for            925-682-3142                               & computer battery drop-off
                                                                          Richmond                                nearest locations                        F/D                                        locations
                                                                          510-231-9031                                                                                           707-748-7122
                                                                                     F/D                                      Kragen Auto Parts                
                                                                          F/P: CDs; large quantities                                                       1775 Willow Pass Rd.
                                                                                                                  Napa Auto Parts & Auto Care              Concord                                    Rechargeable Battery Recycling
                                                                          Computer Recycling Center               801 Sunset Dr.                           925-798-1181                               Corp.
                                                                          1517 North Point # 525                  Antioch                                  F/D                                        Call or visit website for nearest
                                                                          Sunnyvale                               925-757-3590                                                                        rechargeable battery drop-off

                                                                          888-8-UsedPC                            F/D                                      Kragen Auto Parts                          locations
                                                                                                                                      4375-B Clayton Rd.                         800-822-8837
                                                                          F/D: diskettes                          Bethel Harbor                            Concord                          
                                                                                                                  Bethel Island                            925-798-6644
                                                                          Polymer Recovery Services               925-684-2141                             F/D                                        Philip Services
                                                                          Santa Clara                                                                                   Benicia
                                                                          408-748-9715                            D: boat batteries; harbor                Danville Auto Parts & Accessories          877-748-3040
                                                                          F/P: CDs; large quantities              customers only                           551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.       
                                                                                                                                                           Danville                                   F/P: large quantities
                                                                          G.B. Industrial                         Car Quest                                925-837-5523
                                                                          Union City                              Cowell & Galindo Streets                 F/D                                        Brentwood Ace Hardware
       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                          510-489-0881                            Concord                                                                             8900 Brentwood Blvd., Ste. J
                                                                          B/D/F/P: CDs/laser disks; large         925-687-3150                             Diablo Valley Auto Supply                  Brentwood
                                                                          quantities - call first                  F/D                                      3393 Mt. Diablo Blvd.                      925-634-3201
                                                                                                                                                           Lafayette                                  D: rechargeable only
                                                                          BABY ITEMS & FURNITURE - REUSE                                                   F/D                                        Bill’s Ace Hardware
                                                                          See: Thrift Stores, page 6                                                                                                  4451 Clayton Rd.
                                                                                                                 Bay Area Rescue Mission                   Lauritzen Yacht Harbor                     Concord
                                                                          Birthright International               123 MacDonald Ave.                        Oakley                                     925-825-4100
                                                                          2924 Clayton Rd., Ste. C               Richmond                                  925-757-1916                     
                                                                          Concord                                510-215-4887                                             hardware/concord.htm
                                                                          925-798-7227                                      D: boat batteries; harbor                  D: rechargeable only
                                                                                     D/P                                       customers only
                                                                          D: no furniture                                                                                                             Pastime Hardware
                                                                                                                 Agape Villages, Inc.                      Kragen Auto Parts                          10057 San Pablo Ave.
                                                                          Snickerdoodles                         3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste. 120            399 E. Leland Rd.                          El Cerrito
                                                                          442 Hartz Ave.                         San Ramon                                 Pittsburg                                  510-526-6615
                                                                          Danville                               925-866-3020                              925-439-1366                               D: rechargeable only
                                                                          925-820-4956                                      F/D
                                    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                          Consignment                            D                                                                                    AERC Recycling Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                      30677 Huntwood Ave.
                                                                          Darla’s Baby Boutique                                                                                                       Hayward
                                                                          10400 San Pablo Ave.                                                                                                        510-429-1129
                                                                          El Cerrito
                                                                                                                   RECHARGEABLE BATTERY RECYCLING                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                      F/D/P: large quantities
                                                                          B                                       Rechargeable batteries are typically found in cordless phones, power
                                                                                                                  tools and laptops. Types include: lithium ion. nickel metal hybrid,                 RecycLights West
                                                                          They Grow So Fast                       NiCad and small sealed lead-acid batteries.                                         Hayward
                                                                          3413 Mt. Diablo Blvd.                                                                                                       800-884-8982
                                                                          Lafayette                               In addition to the business listed to the right, the following retailers  
                                                                          925-283-8976                            accept rechargeable batteries free of charge - see phone book for                   F/D/P: large quantities; call first
                                                                          Consignment                             nearest locations. When visiting these locations, drop-off batteries at
                                                                                                                  Customer Service areas:                                                             Arlington Ace Hardware
                                                                          Children’s Hospital - Volunteer                                                                                             303 Arlington Ave.
                                                                          Services                                Best Buy (                            Kensington
                                                                          Oakland                                 Recycling.asp)                                                                      510-525-2222
                                                                          510-428-3471                                                                                                                D: rechargeable only
                                                                       Orchard Supply Hardware (
                                                                          ways_give.html                                                                                                              Bill’s Ace Hardware
                                                                          D/M: no furniture; call first            Radio Shack (                                                    3610 Pacheco Blvd.
                                                                                                                  Staples (                                             Don't         925-228-6135
                                                                                                                  Target (                                               in the        hardware/martinez.htm
                                                                                                                                                                                       garbage.       D: rechargeable only
                                                                                                                  Verizon (
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                       16                                                              = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                    Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
                                        BOOKS - REUSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                     A-Z DIRECTORY
& RECHARGEABLE (CONT.)                   See: Thrift Stores, page 6               Bonanza Street Books                    VintageTech E-Waste Recycling
                                                                                  5433 D Clayton Rd.                      2442 Research Dr.
Safety Kleen                             Books must be in good                    Clayton                                 Livermore
Oakland                                  condition. Call to verify                925-673-3325                            925-371-1050
510-832-7942                             acceptance of the specific                               type of books you would like             B: call first                            D: computer related books
F/P: large quantities                    to donate.                                                                       P: large quantities
                                                                                  Birthright International
Bill’s Ace Hardware                      Books & Books                            2924 Clayton Rd., Ste. C                Sheila A. Grilli Bookseller
1530 Contra Costa Blvd.                  2329 Buchanan Rd.                        Concord                                 610 Ferry St.
Pleasant Hill                            Antioch                                  925-798-7227                            Martinez
925-682-5000                             925-778-4310                                         925-228-6422
D: rechargeable only                     D/B/P                                    D: children’s only                      B: hardcover books; call for
Whale Point Marine & Hardware            Sports4Kids Swap Shop                    Books for the Barrios
205 Cutting Blvd.                        2095 Rose St.                            2350 Whitman Rd., Ste. D                Global Book Exchange
Richmond                                 Berkeley                                 Concord                                 821 State Access Rd. -
510-233-1988                             510-868-1591                             925-687-7701                            Hamilton Field                          Novato
D: rechargeable and single use           P/D: sports books                        D: call for limitations

household                                                                         P: large quantities           
                                                                                                                          D: limited types; call for details
                                                                                  Down Home Music                         F: large quantities
BICYCLES - REUSE                                                                  10341 San Pablo Ave.
                                                                                  El Cerrito                              Oakland Technology Exchange
Must be in working condition with       Cyclepath                                 510-525-2129
all parts/pieces to be suitable for                                                                                       - West (OTX-West)
                                        22510 Foothill Blvd.                               1680 14th St.
reuse, unless otherwise noted.          Hayward                                   B: music books                          Oakland
                                        510-881-5177                                                                      510-893-4822
John’s Bicycles                                 Hackenberg Booksellers
1139 E. 18th St.                                                                                                
                                        D: bikes & parts in any condition         1614 Kearney St.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
Antioch                                                                                                                   D/P: computer books
                                                                                  El Cerrito
925-757-0321                            Trips for Kids / The Re-Cyclery           510-234-3214
B                                                                                                                         Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                        610 4th St.                                          123 MacDonald Ave.
                                        San Rafael                                B: limited acceptance; call first        Richmond
Karim Cycle                             415-458-2986
2800 Telegraph Ave.                                                                                                       510-215-4887
                                                    Wonderland Books              
Berkeley                                D: bicycles, bike parts,                  7511 Fairmount
510-849-4004                                                                                                              D/P
                                        accessories                               El Cerrito                                                                 510-528-8475
D: bicycles, bike parts/                                                                                                  Kaiser Permanente Medical
                                        Agape Villages, Inc.                           Center
accessories                             3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste. 120            B/D                                     901 Nevin Ave.
                                        San Ramon                                 P: large quantities                     Richmond
Missing Link                            925-866-3020
1961 Shattuck Ave.                                                                                                        510-307-2539
                                                   VA Outpatient Clinic                    D: children’s books
Berkeley                                D                                         4951 Arroyo Rd.
510-843-4763                                                                      Livermore                                                                                                       SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center
                                                                                  925-373-4700 x35359                     for Reusable Art Parts
B/D: bicycles, bike parts/                                                        D: current books
accessories                                                                                                               San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                               CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
Recycles Bike Shop
3120 Sacramento St.
                                          DONATE BOOKS TO LOCAL LIBRARIES                                       
                                                                                                                          D: call first
Berkeley                                Many Friends of the Library groups accept donated books.                          P: large quantities
510-665-1889                            In most cases they DO NOT accept textbooks and Reader’s
B/D: bicycles, bike parts; call first                                                                                      RAFT - Resource Area for
                                        Digest Condensed books in other cases they do not accept                          Teachers
P: large quantities
                                        encyclopedias or outdated computer books. Call your local                         1355 Ridder Park Dr.
Tinkers Workshop                        library or visit for more                     San Jose
1336 Channing Way                       information. The below libraries accept books:                                    408-451-1420
510-644-2577                              Antioch                                                                         D/P                   Bay Point
B/D/P: bicycles, bike parts/              Brentwood                                                                       DR3
accessories                               Clayton                                                                         San Leandro
                                          Concord                                                                         510-351-0520
El Sobrante Schwinn Cyclery               Crockett                                                              
5057 El Portal Dr.                        Danville                                                                        recycling/dr3.html
El Sobrante                               El Cerrito                                                                      D/P: call first
510-223-3440                              El Sobrante      Pinole
                                          Hercules         Pittsburg                                                      Agape Villages, Inc.
B: limited acceptance; call first          Kensington       Pleasant Hill                                                  3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste. 120
                                          Lafayette        Richmond                                                       San Ramon
                                          Martinez         San Pablo                                                      925-866-3020
                                          Moraga           San Ramon                                            
                                          Oakley           Walnut Creek                                                   D: children’s books
                                          Orinda           Ygnacio Valley
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                   = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                          BOOKS - REUSE (CONT.)                  BUILDING MATERIALS - REUSE                                                          CARDBOARD

                                                                          Bay Books                              Donating and/or buying used        C & K Salvage                                    See:
                                                                          2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #3         building materials is an important 718 Douglas Ave.                                 Curbside Recycling, page 2
                                                                          San Ramon                              way to conserve resources.         Oakland                                          Drop-off Recycling, page 4
                                                                          925-855-1524                                                              510-569-2070                                     Paper - Recycle,
                                                                                       See: Drywall/Sheetrock, page 22 B/D: lumber, plywood                                page 27
                                                                          B                                      The ReUse People of California     D: bathroom fixtures, doors,
                                                                                                                 Oakland                            hardware, brick, windows
                                                                          Bonanza Street Books                   888-588-9490
                                                                          1605 Bonanza St.                          ReStore
                                                                          Walnut Creek                           P: bathroom fixtures, doors,        9235 San Leandro Blvd.                            CARPET & PADDING
                                                                          925-932-2466                           windows, hardware, brick, tile/    Oakland                                           - REUSE
                                                                             masonry, toilets, sinks, lighting, 510-777-1447
                                                                          B: call first                                                                             Only clean carpet and/or
                                                                                                                 lumber, ironwork, cabinets                                                          padding in good condition is
                                                                                                                                                    D/P: bathroom fixtures, doors,
                                                                          Cornucopia                                                                windows, hardware, toilets,                      suitable for reuse, otherwise
                                                                                                                 Ohmega Salvage                                                                      see next section on page 19.
                                                                          1444 Main St.                          2407 San Pablo Ave.                sinks, lighting, lumber, ironwork,
                                                                          Walnut Creek                           Berkeley                           cabinets, insulation
                                                                          925-256-4486                                                                                                               The ReUse People of
                                                                                                                 510-843-7368                                                                        California
                                                                                  Building Resources
                                                                          D/Consignment                                                             701 Amador St.                                   Oakland
                                                                                                                 B/D: pre-1960’s sinks, toilets,

                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco                                    888-588-9490
                                                                                                                 hardware, doors, windows,                                                 
                                                                          Diablo Books                           bathtubs, bricks                   415- 285-7814
                                                                          1831 Ygnacio Valley Rd.                                                                 P: usable carpet & padding
                                                                          Walnut Creek                           The Sink Factory                   B/D: call for details
                                                                          925-943-2400                                                                                                               Urban Ore
                                                                                                                 2140 San Pablo Ave.                                                                 7th St. & Ashby Ave.
                                                                                    Berkeley                           Caldwell Building Resource
                                                                          D/B                                                                       Center                                           Berkeley
                                                                                                                 510-540-8193                                                                        510-841-SAVE
                                                                          P: large quantities                          195 Bayshore Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                    San Francisco                          
                                                                                                                 B/D: bathtubs, sinks, toilets,                                                      D: usable carpet/padding
                                                                          Hooked on Books                        bathroom/kitchen fixtures           415-550-6777
                                                                          1956 Tice Valley Blvd.                                          
       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                          Walnut Creek                                                              B/D: brick, tile, masonry, ironwork,             SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center
                                                                                                                 Tinkers Workshop                                                                    for Reusable Art Parts
                                                                          925-933-1025                           1336 Channing Way                  doors, windows, fixtures, lumber
                                                                          B                                                                                                                          San Francisco
                                                                                                                 Berkeley                                                                            415-647-1746
                                                                                                                 510-644-2577                       This & That Used Building
                                                                          BOOKS - RECYCLE                                                                           D: call first
                                                                                                                 B/D: building materials & fixtures  1701 Rumrill Blvd.
                                                                          See:                                                                      San Pablo                                        P: large quantities
                                                                          Drop-off Recycling, page 4             Urban Ore                          510-232-1273
                                                                          Paper – Recycle, page 27                                                  B/D/P: bathroom                                  RAFT - Resource Area for
                                                                                                                 7th St. & Ashby Ave.                                                                Teachers
                                                                                                                 Berkeley                           fixtures, doors,
                                                                                                                                                    windows, hardware,                               1355 Ridder Park Dr.
                                                                          BUCKETS & DRUMS                          brick, tile/masonry,                             San Jose
                                                                                                                                                    toilets, sinks, lighting,                        408-451-1420
                                                                          Materials Reuse                        B/D: bathroom fixtures, doors,                                             
                                                                                                                 windows, hardware, brick, tile/    lumber, ironwork,
                                                                          Oakland                                                                   cabinets                                         D/P
                                                                          510-435-8988                           masonry, toilets, sinks, lighting,
                                                                          B/F/P: plastic drums/buckets;          lumber, ironwork, cabinets                                                          Reusable Lumber
                                                                                                                                                    Reusable Lumber
                                                                          large quantities                                                          Woodside                                         Woodside
                                                                                                                 Armstrong World Industries                                                          650-529-9122
                                                                                                                 Burlingame                         650-529-9122
                                                                          Super Link Plastic                                                                                               
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                                                                          Oakland                                                                   P: doors, lumber, windows, tile/                 P: usable carpet/padding
                                                                                                                 environmental/                     masonry, bricks
                                                                          B/D/F/P: buckets; large                F/P: ceiling tiles
                                                                          quantities - call first

                                                                          Amigo Environmental, Inc.                                             WHAT IS GREEN BUILDING?
                                                                          740 Market Ave.                        Buildings have a significant impact on the environment – during the construction and life of each building.
                                                                          Richmond                               Environmentally conscious "green buildings" provide benefits to home builders, homeowners and the
                                                                          800-995-7714                           environment by reducing resource consumption and improving livability. Green buildings use recycled-
                                                                             content building materials (e.g. recycled newspaper insulation & recycled plastic lumber), techniques to
                                                                          D: plastic drums, buckets,             reduce energy and water consumption (e.g. more insulation in walls & drip irrigation), techniques to reduce
                                                                          toters                                 hazardous chemicals in and around the house (e.g. low Volatile Organic Compounds paints & formaldehyde
                                                                          P: large quantities                    free particle board), and much more! Some studies show that children who attend green schools and
                                                                                                                 people who work in green buildings learn/work more efficiently.
                                                                          Myers Container
                                                                          2200 Central St.                       To learn more about green building, view the
                                                                          Richmond                               Green Building Guidelines for new construction
                                                                          800-272-6202                           and remodeling projects, and many other valuable
                                                                                 resources, by visiting the County’s Green Building
                                                                          D: metal drums                         Program website at
                                                                          F/P: large quantities                  For additional information, please call 925-335-1230 or
                                                                                                                 send us an e-mail at
                                                                                                                 If you have technical questions about green building practices, the Green Resource Center offers
                                                                                                                 free "Ask the Expert" green building consulting service to Bay Area residents. Please call
                                                                                                                 510-845-0472 or use the website ( to submit your questions.

                       18                                                             = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    A-Z DIRECTORY
& POLYURETHANE FOAM                     Clothing must be in clean,               Snickerdoodles                            Bay Area Rescue Mission
- RECYCLE                               wearable condition. See:                 442 Hartz Ave.                            123 MacDonald Ave.
                                        Thift Stores, page 6                     Danville                                  Richmond
See: Disposal Sites, page 12                                                     925-820-4956                              510-215-4887
Rainbow Recycling Center                If not wearable, see:                    Consignment: baby, children &   
2454 Vista Del Monte                    Fabric / Textiles, page 22               maternity                                 D/P
Concord                                 Campus California Teachers
925-825-9858                            Group (CCTG) – Gaia Action               Something Old - Something New             Contra Costa County Homeless
D: carpet padding/foam                  Call for locations of nearest            452 Hartz Ave.                            Program
P: commercial only                      drop-off boxes                           Danville                                  847-C Brookside Dr.
                                        510-932-3839                             925-838-4492                              Richmond
Sun’s Pad & Foam Recycling                                                       Consignment: women’s clothing             510-374-7950
2336 Stanwell Cir., Ste D               The Princess Project                     & accessories                             D
Concord                                 Visit website for drop-off
925-246-7990                            locations                                Community Assistance for the              Emeezze Garment Recycling                415-269-6667                             Retarded and Handicapped                  and Rags
D: carpet padding/foam                          3733 San Pablo Dam Rd.                    3449 Collins Ave.
P: commercial only                      D in February: formal dresses,           El Sobrante                               Richmond
                                        accessories                              510-758-1441                              510-860-3233
Bob’s Foam Factory                                                               D                                         D/P: call first

4055 Pestana Pl.                        Wardrobe for Opportunity
Fremont                                 Visit website for drop-off               Leather Perfect                           Vintage Silhouettes
510-657-2420                            locations                                3622 Mt. Diablo Blvd.                     190 Parker Ave.                        510-463-4100                             Lafayette                                 Rodeo
D: polyurethane foam                                   925-283-5808                              510-245-2443
P: large quantities                     D: women’s professional                  Consignment: leather clothing   
                                        apparel, accessories                     only                                      D/B: vintage (pre-1970)
Material Recovery
1601 Dixon Landing Rd.                  Buffalo Exchange                         Rosie’s Upscale Consignment               SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for
Milpitas                                2585 Telegraph Ave.                      1020 Brown Ave., Suite B                  Reusable Art Parts
408-741-3436                                                                     Lafayette                                 San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
F/D/P: carpet/padding                   510-644-9202                             925-283-6540                              415-647-1746
                                                Consignment: women’s clothing   
DR3                                     B: current fashions                      & accessories                             D: costumes, hats, clothing
San Leandro                                                                                                                scraps; call first
510-351-0520                            Sports4Kids Swap Shop                    They Grow So Fast                         P: large quantities                   2095 Rose St.                            3413 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
recycling/dr3.html                      Berkeley                                 Lafayette                                 DR3
D: dry padding only; call first          510-868-1591                             925-283-8976                              San Leandro
P: large quantities                                 Consignment: children &                   510-351-0520
                                        P/D: sports clothing                     maternity only                  
Sunrise Pad & Foam                                                                                                         recycling/dr3.html
2781 Teagarden St.                      Almost New Boutique                      VA Outpatient Clinic                      D/P: large quantities; call first
San Leandro                             5400 Ygnacio Valley Rd.                  4951 Arroyo Rd.
510-352-9185                            Concord                                  Livermore                                 United Textile
B/D: carpet padding,                    925-672-0304                             925-373-4700x35359                        San Lorenzo
polyurethane foam                             D: men’s & women’s clothing               510-276-2288
P: large quantities                     Consignment                                                              
                                                                                 Contra Costa County Homeless              P: large quantities
Danny’s Padding & Foam                  Birthright International                 Program
                                                                                 1391 Shell Ave.                           Agape Villages, Inc.

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Recycling                               2924 Clayton Rd., Suite C
1745 Walsh Ave.                         Concord                                  Martinez                                  3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste 120
Santa Clara                             925-798-7227                             925-228-6920                              San Ramon
408-492-9033                                         D                                         925-866-3020
D: carpet padding, polyurethane         D: maternity & baby only                                                 
foam                                                                             Leah’s Closet                             D: children’s only
P: large quantities                     Books for the Barrios                    831 Main St.
                                        2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D                Martinez                                  Back to the Rack
                                        Concord                                  925-372-6700                              2217-C San Ramon Valley Blvd.
CHEMICALS & POISONS                     925-687-7701                             Consignment: women’s clothing             San Ramon
See: Toxics Disposal, page 10           D                                        Noodles for Kids                          Consignment: women’s current
                                        P: large quantities                      725 Main St.                              fashions, shoes & accessories
CHRISTMAS TREES                         Contra Costa County Homeless             925-372-5437                              Cherished Wedding Gowns by
Only natural, non-                      Program                                            Consignment
flocked trees can be                     2047-C Arnold Industrial Way             Consignment: children’s clothing          2635 N. Main St.
recycled. Ornaments                     Concord                                  only                                      Walnut Creek
& stands must be                        925-646-5094                                                                       925-280-0128
removed.                                D                                        Cheryl’s Closet                           Consignment: wedding gowns
                                                                                 21 Orinda Way, Suite E
See:                                    Willows Theatre                          Orinda                                    Main Street Rags
Curbside                                1425 Gasoline Alley                      925-254-4442                              1380 N. Main St.
Recycling, page 2                       Concord                                  Consignment: women’s only                 Walnut Creek
Disposal Sites, Page 12                 925-798-1824                                                                       925-943-1459
Wood & Yard Trimmings,                                                                     Consignment: women’s only
page 31                                 D: pre-1970’s; call first

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly         B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                         COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS - REUSE & RECYCLE

                                                                         In many cases a fee is charged        Call or visit websites for mail-       PC Community                               AERC Recycling Solutions
                                                                         to cover the cost of handling,        in details (cont.):                    510-652-1726                               30677 Huntwood Ave.
                                                                         transporting, repairing and/or                                                                     Hayward
                                                                         recycling these items.                Lexmark Recycling Program              P: working & non-working                   510-429-1129
                                                                                                               800-539-6275                           computers                        
                                                                         See:                                                                                   F/D/P: non-working computers,
                                                                         Curbside Recycling, page 2            M: non-working Lexmark                 Alameda County Computer                    monitors, CRTs; large quantities
                                                                         Drop-off Recycling, page 4            products only                          Resource Center
                                                                         Thrift Stores, page 6                                                        1501 Eastshore Hwy.                        AER Worldwide
                                                                         Toxics Disposal, page 10              Recycle for Breast Cancer              Berkeley                                   Hayward
                                                                         Disposal Sites, page 12               800-315-9580                           510-528-4052                               510-300-0500
                                                                         These retailers accept                M: working & non-working               D: working & non-working audio/            F/D: working & non-working
                                                                         working & non-working                 cellular telephones                    video components, computers,               computers, monitors, cellular
                                                                         cellular phones, check phone                                                 peripherals, TVs                           telephones; call first
                                                                         book for locations near you:          Recycle Free                           P: large quantities                        P: large quantities
                                                                         • AT&T Wireless                                 Clark Business Machines                    Industrial Surplus Foundation
                                                                         • Best Buy                            M: working & non-working               Berkeley                                   3536 Arden Rd., c/o Dock 23
                                                                         • Cingular                            cellular phones, pagers, PDAs          510-843-2326                               Hayward

                                                                         • Verizon                                                                    D: working typewriters, word               510-784-0639
                                                                         • Sprint PCS                          Online listings/referral               processors; call first            
                                                                         • Staples (PDAs & pagers too)         services :                                                                        D: working computers,
                                                                                                                                                      Tinkers Workshop                           19”+monitors, peripherals, TVs
                                                                         Call or visit websites for mail-      American Computer Exchange             1336 Channing Way                          P: large quantities
                                                                         in details:                           800-786-0717                           Berkeley
                                                                                                                              510-644-2577                               RecycLights West
                                                                         Call to Protect                       F/B: working computers                           Hayward
                                                                         888-901-7233                                                                 B/D/P: working & non-working               800-884-8982
                                                                                 Clean Computer Campaign                camera/video equipment, sewing   
                                                                                                               machines                                   F/D/P: large quantities; call first
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                         M: working & non-working
                                                                         cellular telephones                   index.html
                                                                                                                                                      Books for the Barrios                      Cotton Patch
                                                                         Cell for Cash                         Electronic Product Management          2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D                  1025 Brown Ave.
                                                                         800-503-8026                          Directory                              Concord                                    Lafayette
                                                                                  925-687-7701                               925-284-1177
                                                                         M: working cell phones                Collection/                         
                                                                                                                                                      D: working computers & monitors;           D: working sewing machines
                                                                         Dell Inc.                             Wireless Recycling                     call first
                                                                            800-293-3601                           P: large quantities                        Eclectic Computer Services
                                                                         M: working & non-working                                                             4569-B Las Positas Rd.
                                                                         computers, monitors,                  Directory of charities that accept     Laser Concepts Inc.                        Livermore
                                                                         accessories                           cellular phones                        1641-A Challenge Dr.                       925-373-7012
                                                                                                                                                      Concord                                    F/D: working & non-working
                                                                         Envirocycle                                                                  925-686-8890                               computers, printers, faxes, stereos,
                                                                                                               Pickup services & drop-off             D: working laser printers, small
                                                                         800-711-6010                          locations :                                                                       VCRs
                                                                                                                           copiers                                    P: large quantities
                                                                         F/M: non-working computers,           Computer Recycling Project
                                                                         peripherals, monitors, stereos,                                              The Sound Company                          VintageTech E-Waste Recycling
                                                                                                               415-342-2244                           1500 Monument Blvd.
                                                                         VCRs, TVs                             P: working & non-working                                                          2442 Research Dr.
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                                                                                                                                                      Concord                                    Livermore
                                                                                                               computers, monitors,                   925-825-0300
                                                                         GreenDisk                             peripherals, copiers                                                              925-371-1050
                                                                         800-305-3475                                                                 B: working home                  
                                                                                                                           audio equipment                            F/D: working & non-working
                                                                                                               Chase Recycling, Inc.
                                                                         F/M: working & non-working            610-449-8160                                                                      computers, monitors, peripherals,
                                                                         cellular telephones, pagers,                                                 Tom’s Computer Warehouse                   electronics, stereos, cellular phones
                                                                                                                      4770 San Pablo Ave., Suite D
                                                                         hand-helds, PDAs                      P                                                                                 F/P: large quantities
                                                                         HP Recycling Program                                                         510-654-1080                               Marin Computer Resources Center
                                                                                                               E-Recycling of California (ERC)
                                                                         800-580-7370                          800-795-0993                                                                      60 Leveroni Ct. #200B
                                                                                                                          F/D: working & non-working                 Novato
                                                                                                              computers, peripherals, monitors,
                                                                         F/M: working & non-working            D/P: large quantities                                                             415-883-1428
                                                                         monitors, computers, printers,                                               printers, copiers, notebooks,    
                                                                         peripherals, hand-helds, PDAs                                                scanners, faxes, telephones,               F/D: working & non-working
                                                                                                               JACO Environmental                     cameras, electronics
                                                                                                               800-741-0172                                                                      computers, printers, scanners,
                                                                         IBM PC Recycling Service                                                     P: large quantities                        copiers, electronics
                                                                         877-999-7115 Ext.4                    F/P: non-working
                                                                                                                          BSE Recycling                              Aaron Metals
                                                                         accessories/services/                                                        46741 Fremont Blvd.                        750 105th Ave.
                                                                                                               Onyx Electronic Recycling              Fremont
                                                                         F/M: working & non-working            800-556-LAMP                                                                      Oakland
                                                                         monitors, computers, printers,                                               800-839-5762                               510-569-6767
                                                                         peripherals                           F/P: working & non-working                                              
                                                                                                                                                      F/D: working & non-working                 B/D: non-working
                                                                                                               CRTs, monitors, computers,             computers, peripherals, printers,
                                                                         Keep California Beautiful             peripherals, copy machines,                                                       P: large quantities
                                                                         800-253-2622                                                                 faxes
                                                                                                               electronics, printers, faxes;          P: large quantities
                                                                      commercial accounts only                                                          Continued on next page...
                                                                         M: working cellular phones

                     20                                                              = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
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COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS - REUSE & RECYCLE (CONT.)                                                                          CONCRETE

                                                                                                                                                                                                      A-Z DIRECTORY
Access 2 Technology                    Pinole/Rodeo Auto Wreckers                Agape Villages, Inc.                      See:
Oakland                                700 Parker Ave.                           3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste. 120            Disposal Sites, page 12
510-393-6242                           Rodeo                                     San Ramon                                 Asphalt, Brick, Concrete,                            510-758-2095                              925-866-3020                              Gravel & Porcelain, page 15
D: working MAC                        
computers, monitors,                   F/D: non-working computers,               D: working computers, TVs,
peripherals; call first                 monitors, TVs                             VCRs                                     COUCHES & MATTRESSES
                                                                                                                          - REUSE
Alliance Metals                        Computer Recycling Center                 Polymer Recovery Services
3426 Peralta St.                       1517 North Point # 525                    Santa Clara                              If couches and mattresses are in
Oakland                                Sunnyvale                                 408-748-9715                             very good condition, see:
510-547-2408                           888-8-UsedPC                              F/P: non-working computers &             Thrift Stores, page 6
D/F/P: non-working computers;                               electronics; large quantities
large quantities                       F/D: working & non-working                                                         If the mattress is not suitable for
                                       computers, monitors, peripherals          Freon Free                               reuse, see:
East Bay Recycling, Inc.               P: large quantities                       Suisun City                              Disposal Sites, page 12
2430 Willow St.                                                                  707-429-9013                             Mattresses & Box Springs
Oakland                                Glide Foundation                                - Recycle, page 25
510-419-0294                           330 Ellis St., Rm. 610                    F/P: non-working electronics,
F/D: non- working computers,           San Francisco                             computers, monitors, peripherals

peripherals                            415-674-6096
F/P: large quantities                                     Weird Stuff Warehouse
                                       D: working computers, monitors,           384 W. Caribbean Dr.
GSI                                    TVs, video game units, VCRs;              Sunnyvale
Oakland                                must be less than 5 years old             408-743-5650                             Estates Mattress
510-636-4626                           P: large quantities                                    1266 28th St.
F/P                                                                              B/D: working & non-working               Oakland
                                       HMR Group                                 computers, monitors, peripherals         510-625-1200
Oakland Technology                     435 23rd St.                                                                       F/D: single/full size mattresses;
Exchange - West (OTX-West)             San Francisco                             Reed’s Cameras                           good condition only
1680 14th St.                          415-647-6071                              1524 Locust St.

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                                                                                                                          F/P: large quantities
Oakland                                                  Walnut Creek
510-893-4822                           F/D/P: non-working CRTs,                  925-934-7207                             Bay Area Rescue Mission                        electronics, computers; large                        123 MacDonald Ave.
D/P: working monitors,                 quantities                                B/D: working cameras,                    Richmond
computers, peripherals                                                           photographic equipment                   510-215-4887
                                       All Computer Resource                                                    
Standard Iron & Metal                  499 Reynolds Cir.                                                                  D/P: good condition only
4525 San Leandro St.                   San Jose
Oakland                                408-441-6980
510-535-0222                           D/P: working & non-working
                                       computers, computer testing
                                                                                                           CONSTRUCTION &
B/D: non-working electronics           equipment                                                         DEMOLITION MATERIALS
P: large quantities                                                                                      A significant amount of waste disposed of in
                                       RAFT - Resource Area for                                          landfills today is used construction/demolition
Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles         Teachers                                                          debris. Therefore, various cities and the County
3742 Grand Ave.                        1355 Ridder Park Dr.                                              have passed ordinances requiring reuse &
Oakland                                San Jose                                                          recycling of materials from construction and
510-763-3342                           408-451-1420                                                      demolition projects.
D/P: working electronics less

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than 10 years old                      D/P: working computers,                                Create a plan to manage materials before starting work
Computer Renaissance
                                       stereos, TVs, VCRs                             1       at the jobsite. Maximize your options and cost savings
                                                                                              by separating your construction and/or demolition
1936 Linda Dr.                         Valley Electronics                                     debris by material type. Review options to determine
Pleasant Hill                          402 Roberson Ln.                                       your best alternatives to disposal. Call 1-800-750-
925-827-1200                           San Jose                                               4096 to request your free copy of the Builders' Guide                        408-437-9929                                           to Reuse & Recycling and check our website at
F/D/B: working & non-working           D/P: working & non-working                    to view most current and complete
computers, monitors, printers          computers, monitors,                                   list of options by material type.
P: large quantities                    peripherals, printers, faxes,
                                       copiers, VCRs; large quantities
                                                                                              Contact your local garbage company to inquire about
Precision TV
1531 Oak Park Blvd.                    Mike Quinn Electronics                         2       Construction & Demolition Debris recycling pickup
Pleasant Hill                          401 McCormick St.                                      services they offer. Also consider deconstruction
925-932-2035                           San Leandro                                            (dismantling of a structure) rather than demolition.
D/B: working TVs                       510-569-1539
                                       D: working & non-working                               Many construction & demolition materials are accepted
Street Tech
Richmond                               computers and accessories                      3       for reuse or recycling at various locations throughout the
                                                                                              County, for locations see:
510-234-1300                                                                            Disposal Sites, page 12
D/P: call for minimum standards                                                               Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel & Porcelain, page 15
                                                                                              Building Materials - Reuse, page 18
                                                                                              Dirt/Clean Fill, page 22
                                                                                              Drywall/Sheetrock, page 22
                                                                                              Scrap Metal, page 29
                                                                                              Wood & Yard Trimmings, page 31

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
               Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.    Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                         DIRT / CLEAN FILL                       FABRIC / TEXTILES - REUSE & RECYCLE

                                                                         See: Disposal Sites, page 12            Assure the fabric/textiles are            A Safe Place - Shelter for                RAFT - Resource Area for
                                                                                                                 clean and dry. If you have                Battered Women                            Teachers
                                                                         Mt. Diablo Landscape Centers            wearable garments suitable for
                                                                         2665 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy.                                                       1150 Murmansk Blvd.                       1355 Ridder Park Dr.
                                                                                                                 reuse, see:                               Oakland                                   San Jose
                                                                         Antioch                                 Thrift Stores, page 6
                                                                         925-778-3123                                                                      510-986-8600                              408-451-1420
                                                                                                                 Clothes - Reuse, page 19                   
                                                                         D: limited acceptance; call first
                                                                                                                                                           D: blankets, linens, towels, twin         D/P
                                                                                                                 Antioch Animal Services                   size sheets
                                                                         Contra Costa Top Soil                   300 L St.
                                                                         5030 Imhoff Pl.                                                                                                             DR3
                                                                                                                 Antioch                                   East Bay Depot for Creative               San Leandro
                                                                         Martinez                                925-779-6989
                                                                         925-228-4007                                                                      Reuse                                     510-351-0520
                                                                                                                    6713 Telegraph Ave.             
                                                                         D: very selective, large                Police/AntiochAnimalSvcs/
                                                                         quantities                                                                        Oakland                                   dr3.html
                                                                                                                 D: towels, blankets                       510-547-6470                              D/P: large quantities; call first
                                                                         Henry’s Wood Farm                                                       
                                                                                                                 Contra Costa County Homeless              D: fabric/textile-no clothes/             United Textile
                                                                         1000 Central Ave.                       Program
                                                                         Martinez                                                                          bedding                                   San Lorenzo
                                                                                                                 2047-C Arnold Industrial Way                                                        510-276-2288
                                                                         925-370-2370                            Concord
                                                                         D: call first                                                                      Oakland SPCA                    
                                                                                                                 925-646-5094                              8323 Baldwin St.                          P: fabric, textile; large quantities

                                                                                                                 D: bed/bath linens in good                Oakland
                                                                         Chip It Recycling, Inc.                 condition
                                                                         Oakley                                                                            510-569-0702
                                                                                                                                                                        FLUORESCENT LAMPS
                                                                         925-625-3800                            Community Assistance for the                                                        AND BALLASTS
                                                                                                                          D: towels, blankets, pillowcases,
                                                                                                                 Retarded and Handicapped                  comforters, small rugs
                                                                         F/P                                     3733 San Pablo Dam Rd.                                                             Fluorescent lamps and bulbs
                                                                                                                 El Sobrante                                                                        contain mercury and some
                                                                         Vulcan Materials                                                                  Contra Costa Animal Services             ballasts contain PCBs, all of
                                                                                                                 510-758-1441                              Volunteers - Pinole Shelter
                                                                         501 El Charro Rd.                       D                                                                                  which are harmful to humans
                                                                         Pleasanton                                                                        651 Pinole Shores Dr.                    and the environment. They are
                                                                         925-485-1279                                                                      Pinole                                   accepted at local Household
                                                                                                                 Cotton Patch                              510-724-1036
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                1025 Brown Ave.                                                                    Hazardous Waste Facilities.
                                                                                                                 Lafayette                                 depart/animal/index.html                 See: Toxics Disposal, page 10
                                                                                                                 925-284-1177                              D: towels, blankets, small rugs
                                                                                                                                                                          Onyx Electronic Recycling
                                                                         DRYWALL / SHEETROCK                     D: fabric, old quilts                     Contra Costa County Homeless             800-556-LAMP
                                                                         - REUSE & RECYCLE                                                                 Program                        
                                                                         See: Disposal Sites, page 12            VA Outpatient Clinic                      847-C Brookside Dr.                      F/P: fluorescent ballasts, tubes,
                                                                                                                 4951 Arroyo Rd.                           Richmond                                 lamps; commercial accounts only
                                                                         Georgia Pacific Gypsum                   Livermore                                 510-374-7950
                                                                         801 Minaker Dr.                         925-373-4700x35359                        D: bed/bath linens in good               Philip Services
                                                                         Antioch                                 D: blankets                               condition                                Benicia
                                                                         925-757-2870                                                                                                               877-748-3040
                                                                                             Contra Costa Animal Services              Emeezze Garment Recycling      
                                                                         F/D: commercial accounts only           Volunteers - Martinez                     and Rags                                 F/P: large quantities
                                                                                                                 4800 Imhoff Place                         3449 Collins Ave.
                                                                         This & That Used Building               Martinez                                  Richmond                                 Recycle Trucking
                                                                         Materials                               925-335-8300                              510-860-3233                             Fremont
                                                                         1701 Rumrill Blvd.                            D/P: call first                           510-226-9375
                                                                         San Pablo                               depart/animal/index.html                                                           F/P: large quantities
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                                                                         510-232-1273                            D: towels, blankets, small rugs           SCRAP - Scroungers’
                                                                         D: usable sheetrock                                                               Center for Reusable                      AERC Recycling Solutions
                                                                                                                 Contra Costa County Homeless              Art Parts                                30677 Huntwood Ave.
                                                                                                                 Program                                   San Francisco                            Hayward
                                                                         ELECTRONICS                             1391 Shell Ave.                           415-647-1746                             510-429-1129
                                                                         See: Computers & Electronics            925-228-6920                              D: call first                             F/D/P: large quantities
                                                                         - Reuse & Recycle, page 20              D: bed/bath linens in good                P: large quantities
                                                                                                                 condition                                                                          RecycLights West
                                                                         EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS - REUSE                                                                                
                                                                         The eyeglasses and hearing aids         Lions Club - El Cerrito Recycling         Lions Center for the Blind               F/D/P: large quantities; call first
                                                                         must be intact and functional to be     7501 Schmidt Ln.                          3834 Opal
                                                                         suitable for reuse.                     El Cerrito                                Oakland                                  Safety Kleen
                                                                                                                 D: eyeglasses                             510-450-1580                             Oakland
                                                                         New Eyes For The Needy                                                               510-832-7942
                                                                         973-376-4903                            Lions Club of Livermore                   D: eyeglasses, hearing aids    
                                                                     1347 Hillview Dr.                                                                  F/P: large quantities
                                                                         eyeglassescollection.htm                Livermore                                 Lion’s Blind Center of Diablo
                                                                         M: eyeglasses                           925-443-7674                              Valley                                   World Environmental
                                                                                                                 D: eyeglasses, hearing aids               175 Alvarado Ave.                        Oakland
                                                                         Hope for Hearing Foundation                                                       Pittsburg                                800-428-5232
                                                                         310-410-0900                                                                      925-432-3013                             F/P: large quantities
                                                                                                                             D: eyeglasses
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don't put fluorescent
                                                                         M: hearing aids
                                                                                                                                                                                                         bulbs in the trash

                     22                                                              = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                  Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
FOOD DONATIONS/EDIBLE                  FURNITURE - REUSE                                                                 GLASS CONTAINERS -

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A-Z DIRECTORY
Square Meals Project                   Must be in clean, usable                  East Bay Safe & Lock Company
Berkeley                               condition to be suitable for reuse.       2509 Broadway                           See:
510-649-8154                                                                     Oakland                                 Curbside Recycling, page 2
P: non-perishable food, fruit,         See:                                      510-444-6493                            Drop-off Recycling, page 4
vegetables; West County only           Thrift Stores, page 6                     D/B/P: safes only; call first
                                       Couches & Mattresses -                                                            Nica Metals
Contra Costa County Homeless           Reuse, page 21                            Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles          101 N. Greenville Rd.
Program                                                                          3742 Grand Ave.                         Livermore
2047-C Arnold Industrial Way           Berkeley Outlet                           Oakland                                 925-443-6422
Concord                                711 Heinz Ave.                            510-763-3342                  
925-646-5094                           Berkeley                                  D/P                                     B: CRV
D: canned, dried and pre-              510-549-2896
prepared                               B/D: office furniture & equipment          Country Courthouse                      Refund Recycling
                                                                                 3663 Main St.                           2680 Old First St.
Contra Costa Food Bank                 Urban Ore                                 Oakley                                  Livermore
4010 Nelson Ave.                       7th St. & Ashby Ave.                      925-625-1099                            925-606-1435
Concord                                Berkeley                                  B/Consignment                           B: CRV
925-676-7543                           510-841-SAVE                                                                      P: large quantities                             Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                                                                                                         Alliance Metals

D/P: food donations from               B/D: chairs, tables, lamps,               123 MacDonald Ave.
local food manufacturers,              bookshelves                               Richmond                                3426 Peralta St.
                                                                                                                         Oakland            What is CRV?
brokers, producers, growers                                                      510-215-4887                                                See page 4
and retailers; products include        AMOT New & Used Racks and                          510-547-2408
frozen, canned, fresh and              Shelving                                  D/P: chairs, tables, lamps,             B: CRV
packaged goods;                        4055 Industrial Way                       bookshelves                             F/P: large quantities
large quantities                       Concord
                                       925-609-7389                              SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for          East Bay Conservation Corps
Open Heart Kitchen                     D                                         Reusable Art Parts                      Oakland
1141 Catalina Dr.                      P: large quantities                       San Francisco                           510-992-7800
Livermore                                                                        415-647-1746                  
                                                                                                                         F/P: CRV, non-CRV; large

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
925-580-1616                           Olde World Furniture                           1875 Adobe St.                            D: file cabinets, bookshelves;           quantities
D/P: all edible food                   Concord                                   call first
                                       925-685-7018                              P: large quantities                     Lakeside Non-Ferrous Metals
Contra Costa County Homeless           Consignment                                                                       412 Madison St.
Program                                                                          Acquisitions Office                      Oakland
1391 Shell Ave.                        Home Consignment Center                   1900 Marina Blvd.                       510-444-5466
Martinez                               1901-F Camino Ramon                       San Leandro                             B: CRV
925-228-6920                           Danville                                  510-351-7511
D: canned, dried and pre-              925-866-6164                                            National Recycling Corp.
prepared                               Consignment                               B/D: office furniture                    1312 Kirkham St.
                                                                                 F/P: pre-approval required              Oakland
Contra Costa County Homeless           Industrial Surplus Foundation                                                     510-268-1022
Program                                3536 Arden Rd., c/o Dock 23               Consignment Plus Home                   B: CRV
847-C Brookside Dr.                    Hayward                                   Furnishings                             P: large quantities
Richmond                               510-784-0639                              1299 Parkside Dr.
510-374-7950                                              Walnut Creek                            Standard Iron & Metal
D: canned, dried and pre-              D: office furniture                        925-927-6600                            4525 San Leandro St.
prepared                               P: large quantities                              Oakland
                                                                                 Consignment                             510-535-0222

                                                                                                                                                            CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                                       Shelter, Inc. of Contra Costa                                           
                                       County                                    Cornucopia                              B: CRV
FOOD SCRAPS -                          Martinez                                  1444 Main St.                           P: large quantities
COMPOSTING                             925-335-0698                              Walnut Creek
Free home composting                            925-256-4486
workshops and discounted               P: couches, dressers, coffee                          Businesses,
compost bins are offered               tables, end tables & kitchen              D/Consignment: call first for any            get recognized in
                                       tables with chairs                        large items
in most areas of Contra                                                                                                     the Green Business
Costa County, for additional                                                                                                     Program!
information see page 31 or call        A Safe Place - Shelter for                GLASS - PLATE & WINDOW
the County Recycling Hotline at        Battered Women
                                       Oakland                                   - REUSE & RECYCLE                       Hundreds of businesses
1-800-750-4096.                                                                                                          within your community have
                                       510-986-8600                              Some auto wreckers accept full
                                                  vehicle windshields.                    stepped forward to protect
Compost at Home with Worms                                                                                               the environment. We want to
Online List of Worm Suppliers          D: acceptance limited based on
                                       need; call first                           For recycling options for glass         recognize you for doing the                                                                                               same thing! It’s free, voluntary
Worms/                                                                           bottles and jars, see next section.
                                       East Bay Depot for Creative                                                       and includes experts to help you
WrmSuply.htm                                                                                                             prevent pollution and conserve
                                       Reuse                                     Western Strategic Materials
                                       4695 Telegraph Ave.                       San Leandro                             water, energy & other materials!
                                       Oakland                                   510-357-0531                            Visit us at,
                                       510-547-6470                                  or call (925) 646-2286.
                                                  F/D: plate & cullet;
                                       D/P: chairs, tables, lamps,               call first

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly         B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                         GREASE & COOKING OIL                    HANGERS - REUSE                           HAZARDOUS WASTE &                          JEWELRY & COINS

                                                                                                                                                           MATERIALS (CONT.)                          Most pawn shops and thrift
                                                                         See: Toxics Disposal, page 10           Many dry cleaners and thrift
                                                                                                                 shops will accept hangers for                                                        shops accept used jewelry for
                                                                                                                                                           Lauritzen Yacht Harbor                     resale. See:
                                                                         Darling International                   reuse.                                    Oakley
                                                                         800-473-4890                                                                                                                 Thrift Stores, page 6
                                                                                      Emeezze Garment Recycling                                Mallett and Sons Jewelry
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                   and Rags                                  D: fuel & paint; harbor customers          3708 Lone Tree Way
                                                                                                                 3449 Collins Ave.                         only                                       Antioch
                                                                         Pioneer Liquid Transport                Richmond                                                                             925-778-5358
                                                                         800-804-7327                            510-860-3233                              O’Neil Recycling Co., Inc.                 Consignment: collectible coins
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                   D/P: call first                            San Jose                                   & gold jewelry
                                                                         Philip Services                                                                   F/P: Freon, refrigerants                   Clayton Jewelry and Loan
                                                                         877-748-3040                                                                                                                 4787 Clayton Rd., Suite B
                                                                                      HAZARDOUS WASTE &                         Freon Free                                 Concord
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                   MATERIALS                                 Suisun City                                925-825-6523
                                                                                                                                                           707-429-9013                               B: jewelry, watches
                                                                         Salinas Tallow                          See: Toxics Disposal, page 10   
                                                                         800-621-9000                            First Alert - Radioactive Waste           F/P: refrigerant/HCFC                      Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                   Disposal                                                                             Exchange
                                                                                                                 3920 Enterprise Ct.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2310 Monument Blvd.
                                                                                                                 Aurora, IL 60504                                                                     Concord
                                                                                                                 800-323-9005                                                                         925-246-7877
                                                                                                                 M: First Alert & BRK smoke                HEARING AIDS - REUSE                       B
                                                                         GREETING CARDS &                        detectors - mark package
                                                                                                                 "disposal only"                           See:                                       Coinomania
                                                                         POSTCARDS - REUSE                                                                 Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids                  321 Hartz Ave. #5
                                                                                                                 Onyx Electronic Recycling                 - Reuse, page 22                           Danville
                                                                         Greeting cards or postcards             800-556-LAMP                                                                         925-314-0055
                                                                         not suitable for reuse can be                                                                        B
                                                                         recycled as a mixed paper. If           F/P: commercial accounts only
                                                                         not suitable for reuse, see:                                                       HOUSEWARES - REUSE
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheryl’s Closet
                                                                         Curbside Recycling, page 2              Unison International                       See: Thrift Stores, page 6                21 Orinda Way, Suite E
                                                                         Drop-off Recycling, page 4              610-432-2162                                                                         Orinda
                                                                         Paper - Recycle, page 27                        Red Geranium Antiques &                   925-254-4442
                                                                                                                 Surplus chemical exchange,                 Furniture Repair                          Consignment
                                                                         East Bay Depot for Creative             visit website for details.                 514 W. 2nd St.
                                                                         Reuse                                                                              Antioch                                   Vintage Silhouettes
                                                                         4695 Telegraph Ave.                     Philip Services                            925-778-2221                              190 Parker Ave.
                                                                         Oakland                                 Benicia                                    B: antique housewares only                Rodeo
                                                                         510-547-6470                            877-748-3040                                                                         510-245-2443
                                                                                                  Home Consignment Center         
                                                                         D: greeting cards                       F/P: large quantities                      1901-F Camino Ramon                       D/B: vintage jewelry & watches
                                                                         SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center              AERC Recycling Solutions                   925-866-6164                              Estate Jewelry at JD’s
                                                                         for Reusable Art Parts                  Hayward                                    Consignment                               3121 Crow Canyon Pl.
                                                                         San Francisco                           510-429-1129                                                                         San Ramon
                                                                         415-647-1746                                        Rosie’s Upscale Consignment               925-866-9600
                                                                                       F/P: large quantities                      1020 Brown Ave., Suite B                  Consignment: jewelry
                                                                         D: call first                                                                       Lafayette
                                                                         P: large quantities                     RecycLights West                           925-283-6540                              Cornucopia
                                   CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                                                                 Hayward                                    Consignment: small decorative             1444 Main St.
                                                                         RAFT - Resource Area for                800-884-8982                               items only                                Walnut Creek
                                                                         Teachers                                                                                        925-256-4486
                                                                         1355 Ridder Park Dr.                    F/D/P: mercury containing                  VA Outpatient Clinic            
                                                                         San Jose                                wastes; large quantities - call            4951 Arroyo Rd.                           D/Consignment: jewelry
                                                                         408-451-1420                            first                                       Livermore
                                                                                                                                      925-373-4700 x35359
                                                                         D/P: greeting cards                     Evergreen Environmental                    D: kitchen accessories                     Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                                                                                                 Newark                                                                                123 MacDonald Ave.
                                                                                                                 800-972-5284                               Shelter, Inc. of Contra Costa              Richmond
                                                                                                                              County                                     510-215-4887
                                                                                                                 F/P: large quantities                      Martinez                         
                                                                                                                                                            925-335-0698                               D/P
                                                                                                                 Safety Kleen                     
                                                                                                                 Oakland                                    D: call first                               Vintage Silhouettes
                                                                         GROCERY BAGS - RECYCLE
                                                                                                                 510-832-7942                                                                          190 Parker Ave.
                                                                                                                              Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles             Rodeo
                                                                         Paper bags can be recycled with         F/P: large quantities                      3742 Grand Ave.
                                                                         mixed paper. Plastic grocery                                                                                                  510-245-2443
                                                                         bags (#2) and plastic produce           World Environmental                        510-763-3342
                                                                         bags (#4) can be recycled at                                                                                                  D/B: vintage (pre-1970)
                                                                                                                 Oakland                                    D/P
                                                                         most large grocery stores.              800-428-5232                                                                          Cornucopia
                                                                                                                 F/P: solids only; large quantities         Country Courthouse                         1444 Main St.
                                                                                                                                                            3663 Main St.                              Walnut Creek
                                                                         See:                                                                               Oakley
                                                                         Plastic Film & Bags - Recycle,                                                                                                925-256-4486
                                                                         page 28-29                                                                         B/Consignment                              D/Consignment

                      24                                                              = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                   Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
                                          MATERIALS EXCHANGE                       MATTRESSES & BOX                        MILK CARTONS & DRINK
         JUNK MAIL

                                                                                                                                                                                                       A-Z DIRECTORY
                                          - REUSE                                  SPRINGS - RECYCLE                       BOXES - RECYCLE
It is good to                            Materials exchange services                                                      See:
recycle your junk                                                                  If couches and mattresses are
                                         offer convenient and free listings        in very good condition, see:           Curbside Recycling, page 2
mail and even                            of items wanted or available.             Thrift Stores, page 6                  Drop-off Recycling, page 4
better to stop                                                                     Couches & Mattresses -                 Aseptic Packaging Council
getting it.                              CoCoMAX - Materials Exchange              Reuse, page 21                         Online Service
                                         Online Service                                                         
If you'd like to                         800-750-4096                              If the mattress is not suitable for
receive a free Stop                                   reuse, see:                            East Bay Recycling, Inc.
Junk Mail Kit, call                      cocomax.htm                               Disposal Sites, page 12                2430 Willow St.
1-800-750-4096 or visit:                 D/P/B: materials exchange                                                        Oakland
                                                                                   DR3                                    510-419-0294                    ExcessAccess                              San Leandro                            D: call first
                                         Online Service                            510-351-0520                           P: large quantities
The Kit’s simple format and pre-         415-242-6041                    
addressed postcards makes it                         dr3.html                               Specialty Fibres
easy.                                    D/P: links surplus business/              D: call first                           Walnut Creek
                                         household items with                      P: large quantities                    925-934-8700
Junk mail can be recycled as a           non-profits/recyclers                                                             B/P: large quantities
mixed paper, see:

                                                MEDICATIONS                       MEDICAL SUPPLIES &
Curbside Recycling, page 2                                                                                                 MOTOR OIL, FILTERS &
                                          Do not flush old medications or          SURPLUS                                  ANTIFREEZE
Drop-off Recycling, page 4                over-the-counter drugs down the
Paper - Recycle, page 27                  toilet or dispose of them in the        Direct Relief International              By law,
                                          garbage. Take them to your local        805-964-4767                             transportation of
                                          Household Hazardous Facility.                      antifreeze and motor
                                          See:                                    M: hospital/medical/dental               oil cannot exceed 5
                                          Toxics Disposal,                        supplies and equipment, home             gallons per container
                                          page 10                                 health care supplies; call to verify     with a maximum of
                                                                                  acceptance                               15 gallons per trip

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
                                                                                                                           (three 5 gallon containers). Most
                                                                                  Johnston Medical                         drop-off facilities will not accept
                                                                                  2801 Shattuck Ave.                       more than 5 gallons per visit. It
MAGAZINES - REUSE                                                                 Berkeley                                 is strongly recommended to call
                                                                                  510-843-2488                             before attempting to drop-off
Magazines not suitable for               East Bay Depot for Creative              B                                        antifreeze and motor oil. For
reuse can be recycled as a               Reuse                                                                             additional locations see:
mixed paper. If not suitable for         4695 Telegraph Ave.                      Bacon-East Discount Medical              Curbside Recycling, page 2
reuse, see:                              Oakland                                  2425 East St.                            Drop-off Recycling, page 4
Curbside Recycling, page 2               510-547-6470                             Concord                                  Used Oil Recycling, page 8
Drop-off Recycling, page 4                         925-687-0565                             Toxics Disposal, page 10
Paper - Recycle, page 27                 D: educational only                      D/B
                                                                                                                           McAvoy Yacht Harbor
The following Friends of the             West County Detention Facility           VIDA - Volunteers for Inter-             Bay Point
Libraries accept magazines for           Library                                  American Development                     925-458-2568
reuse on a limited basis. Please         5555 Giant Highway                       6251 Hollis St.                          D: motor oil & filters; harbor
call first.                               Richmond                                 Emeryville                               tenants only
                                         510-262-4350                             510-655-8432
• Antioch                                                               
• Concord                                D/P: call first                                                                    Philip Services

                                                                                                                                                                 CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
                                                                                  D: surplus hospital/medical              Benicia
• El Cerrito                                                                      supplies/equipment, home
• Hercules                               SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center                                                        877-748-3040
                                         for Reusable Art Parts                   healthcare supplies/equipment  
• San Ramon                                                                       P: large items only
                                         San Francisco                                                                     F/P: large quantities
Books for the Barrios                    415-647-1746
                                                        RACORSE Network                          Bethel Harbor
2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D                                                         Oakland
Concord                                  D: call first                                                                      Bethel Island
                                         P: large quantities                      510-251-2273                             925-684-2141
925-687-7701                                                                      D/P: surplus hospital/medical                                                                                       
                                         RAFT - Resource Area for                 supplies/equipment, home                 D: motor oil & filters; harbor
D: call first                                                                      healthcare supplies/equipment
P: large quantities                      Teachers                                                                          customers only
                                         1355 Ridder Park Dr.
                                         San Jose                                 Firstenberg Machinery Company            RyNck Tire & Auto Center
VA Outpatient Clinic                                                              867 S. 19th St.
4951 Arroyo Rd.                          408-451-1420                                                                      6028 Dougherty Rd.
                                                            Richmond                                 Dublin
Livermore                                                                         510-233-7777
925-373-4700 x35359                      D: call for details                                                               925-833-9700
D: current magazines                                                              B/D/P: biotech/pharmaceutical
                                         DR3                                                                               D: motor oil
                                         San Leandro                              machinery; commercial accounts
Children’s Hospital - Volunteer                                                   only
Services                                 510-351-0520                                                                      Martinez Marina
Oakland                                                                                     Martinez
                                         recycling/dr3.html                       HMR Group                                925-313-0942
510-428-3471                                                                      San Francisco        D: call first                                                                      D: antifreeze, motor oil, filters;
                                         P: large quantities                      415-647-6071                             boat owners/slip holders only
D: infant-teen magazines; call                                                    F/P: medical electronic equipment
first                                                                                                                       Continued on next page...

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly         B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.    Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                         MOTOR OIL, FILTERS &                                                                                                        PACKAGING MATERIALS

                                                                                                                 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - REUSE (CONT.)
                                                                         ANTIFREEZE (CONT.)                                                                                                          - REUSE
                                                                                                                 C & L Music                                RAFT - Resource Area for
                                                                         Evergreen Environmental                 2395 Monument Blvd. Building B             Teachers                                 Many packing/shipping services
                                                                         Newark                                  Concord                                    1355 Ridder Park Dr.                     will accept packing “peanuts,”
                                                                         800-972-5284                            925-686-6122                               San Jose                                 cardboard moving boxes and
                                                                                   B: call for appointment                    408-451-1420                             bubble wrap for reuse. Materials
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                                                                                 must be clean and intact to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                     suitable for reuse, otherwise
                                                                                                                 East Bay Music                             D/P                                      see: Packaging Materials -
                                                                         Safety Kleen                            1835 Colfax St.                                                                     Recycle, page 28.
                                                                         Oakland                                 Concord                                    DR3
                                                                         510-832-7942                            925-687-4220                               San Leandro                              See phone book for locations:
                                                                         F/P: antifreeze, motor oil, filters;     B                                                    Handle With Care
                                                                         large quantities                                                                   recycling/dr3.html                       D: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
                                                                                                                 Guitar Center                              D: call first                             moving boxes, foam sheets
                                                                         Lauritzen Yacht Harbor                  1280 Willow Pass Rd.                       P: large quantities
                                                                         Oakley                                  Concord                                                                             Packaging Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                     D: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
                                                                         925-757-1916                            925-363-7770                              NEEDLES & SHARPS                          moving boxes
                                                                         D: motor oil, filters; harbor            B: guitars, drums, keyboards              See: Toxics Disposal, page 10             The UPS Shipping Store
                                                                         customers only                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                 Jordan Music Services                     Stericycle Mail-Back Program              D: packing peanuts
                                                                         PHBD Recycling Center                   1173 Linden Dr.                           800-355-8773                              Some also accept bubble wrap &
                                                                         133 S. Buchanan Circle                  Concord                                                styrofoam sheets
                                                                         Pacheco                                 925-671-9246                              mailback.html                             Plastic Loose Fill Council
                                                                         925-685-4711                            D/B: string instruments only              F/M                                       Call for locations
                                                                         D: antifreeze, motor oil, filters                                                                                            800-828-2214
                                                                         F: non-PHBD customers                   Willows Theatre                           Stericycle Medical Waste        
                                                                                                                 1425 Gasoline Alley                       Services                                  D: packing peanuts
                                                                         Onyx Electronic Recycling               Concord                                   866-783-7422
                                                                         Phoenix                                 925-798-1824                                           Postal Annex
                                                                         800-556-LAMP                                      collection.html                           3377 Deer Valley Rd.
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                         D: limited acceptance - call first         F/P: commercial accounts only             Antioch
                                                                         F/P: commercial accounts only                                                                                     
                                                                                                                 Guitar Center                             Waste Management & Sharps                 D: bubble wrap, packing peanuts,
                                                                         J M Enterprises                         10300 San Pablo Ave.                      Compliance                                styrofoam sheets
                                                                         1215 Willow Pass Road                   El Cerrito                                877-927-8363
                                                                         Pittsburg                               510-559-1055                                               Postal Annex
                                                                         925-439-8118                                        F/M                                       3130-D Balfour Rd.
                                                                         F/D: limited acceptance, call first      B: guitars, drums, keyboards                                                        Brentwood
                                                                                                                                                           Safety Kleen                              925-513-9100
                                                                         Marina Bay Yacht Harbor                 Music Works                               Oakland                                   D: packing peanuts
                                                                         Richmond                                11225 San Pablo Ave.                      510-832-7942
                                                                         510-236-1013                            El Cerrito                                            Postal Annex
                                                                           510-232-1000                              F/P                                       5433K Clayton Rd.
                                                                         D: motor oil, filters; slip holders                                                                Clayton
                                                                         only                                    B/Consignment                                                                       925-672-8900
                                                                                                                 Best Instrument Repair                                                              D: bubble wrap, packing peanuts
                                                                                                                 Company                                   OTHER
                                                                                                                 564 14th Street                                                                     AIM Mail Center
                                   CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                         MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS                     Oakland                                   Cast Aways                                5400 Ygnacio Valley Rd., #A4B
                                                                         - REUSE                                 800-727-3822                              2521 Los Feliz                            Concord
                                                                                                                        Carmichael                                925-672-2395
                                                                         Must be in working condition with       B                                         916-487-1481                    
                                                                         all parts intact to be suitable for                                                             D: packing peanuts, bubble wrap
                                                                         reuse.                                  Fiat Music Company                        B: marine supplies &
                                                                                                                 2704 Pinole Valley Road                   accessories                               Boxes for Moving & Storage
                                                                         Send A Piana                            Pinole                                                                              975 Detroit Ave., Suite C
                                                                         to Havana                               510-758-7777                              Mannequin Madness                         Concord
                                                                         212-505-3173                            B                                         Oakland                                   925-686-6204
                                                                                                                               510-444-0650                              D/B/P: usable moving boxes
                                                                         P: pianos, piano tools/                 SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for  
                                                                         supplies                                Reusable Art Parts                        B/D/P: mannequins, wigs                   Postal Annex
                                                                                                                 415-647-1746                                                                        785 E-2 Oak Grove Rd.
                                                                         Ifshin Violins                                          Emeezze Garment Recycling                 Concord
                                                                         1633 University Ave.                    D: call first                              3449 Collins Ave.                         925-687-7151
                                                                         Berkeley                                P: large quantities                       Richmond                        
                                                                         510-843-5466                                                                      510-860-3233                              D: packing peanuts
                                                                                                                            D/P: mannequins; call first
                                                                         B: violins only                                                                                                             Mercury Mail & Message Service
                                                                                                                                                           The Wig Source                            6331 Fairmount Ave.
                                                                         Tinkers Workshop                                                                  1656 N. California Blvd.                  El Cerrito
                                                                         1336 Channing Way                                                                 Walnut Creek                              510-524-3166
                                                                         Berkeley                                                                          925-947-5328                              D: styrofoam sheets/blocks,
                                                                         510-644-2577                                                                      D: wigs; place in box                     packing peanuts, bubble wrap
                                                                                                                          outside Women’s Health Center
                                                                         B/D/P                                                                                                                       Continued on next page...

                     26                                                               = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                   Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
PACKAGING MATERIALS                   PAINT                                     PAPER - RECYCLE

                                                                                                                                                                                                   A-Z DIRECTORY
                                      All types of paint are accepted,          See:                                   Western Pacific Pulp & Paper
Oliver’s Mail Plus                    for reuse or recycling, at local          Curbside Recycling, page 2             6587 Smith Ave.
4071 San Pablo Dam Rd.                Household Hazardous Waste                 Drop-off Recycling, page 4             Newark
El Sobrante                           facilities. Also reusable paint is                                               510-494-2060
510-223-4450                          often available at this facilities for    SBC Bay Area                 
D: styrofoam sheets, packing          free upon request. See:                   800-953-4400                           F/P: all types, hard/soft cover
peanuts                               Toxics Disposal, page 10                  D: call for options to recycle         books; large quantities
                                                                                telephone directories
Sealed Air Corporation                ReStore                                                                          Alliance Metals
3433 Arden Rd.                        9235 San Leandro Blvd.                    Automatic Response System              3426 Peralta St.
Hayward                               Oakland                                   1461 Eastshore Highway                 Oakland
510-887-8090                          510-777-1447                              Berkeley                               510-547-2408                             510-524-8202                           B/D
D/M: Sealed Air® products only        D/P: new, unopened                                       P: large quantities
                                                                                F/D/P: document shredding
Box Guy                               PHBD Recycling Center                                                            Assured Shredding
450 Center St.                        133 S. Buchanan Cir.                      Shred-It                               Oakland
Moraga                                Pacheco                                   Concord                                888-SHRED-55
925-376-1128                          925-685-4711                              800-994-8441                 
D: packing peanuts                    D: opened/unopened                                      F/P:

                                      Reusable paint is                         F/P: all types, hard/soft cover
Mannequin Madness                     sometimes available                       books                                  East Bay Conservation Corps
Oakland                               for free, call for                                                               Oakland
510-444-0650                          details.                                  Recycle Trucking                       510-992-7800                                                        Fremont                      
D/P: packing peanuts, bubble                                                    510-226-9375                           F/P: all types, hard/soft cover
wrap; large quantities                PALLETS - REUSE & SCRAP                   F/P: cardboard, white paper;           books; large quantities
                                      See: Disposal Sites, page 12              large quantities
Pack-n-Mail                           Wood & Yard Trimmings, page                                                      East Bay Recycling, Inc.
1926 Contra Costa Blvd.               31                                        Weyerhaeuser Paper                     2430 Willow St.
Pleasant Hill                                                                   Fremont                                Oakland

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
925-686-1234                                                                    510-490-5887                           510-419-0294
D: styrofoam sheets, packing          Recycle Trucking                                   D: all types, hard/soft cover books
peanuts                               Fremont                                   F/P: large quantities                  P: large quantities
AIM Mail Center                       F/B/P: large quantities                   Northern California Paper              GSI
9110 Alcosta Blvd., Suite B                                                     Recyclers                              Oakland
San Ramon                             A & M Pallets                             1609 Whipple Rd.                       510-636-4626
925-803-8449                          Hayward                                   Hayward                                F/P: paper shredding service                       510-785-5814                              510-476-1620
D: packing peanuts, bubble wrap       D: call first                                           H. Mack Jr.
                                      F/P: large quantities                     D: all types, hard/soft cover          Oakland
Postal Annex                                                                    books                                  510-635-1079
3191 K-1 Crow Canyon Rd.              Dorn Recyclers                            F/P: large quantities                  F/P: cardboard;
San Ramon                             Livermore                                                                        large quantities
925-327-0256                          925-449-9328                              Dorn Recyclers                   F/B/P: large quantities                   Livermore
D: bubble wrap, packing peanuts,                                                925-449-9328                           Continued on next page...
styrofoam sheets                      Larson Pallet                             F/P: large quantities
Postal Annex

                                                                                                                                                             CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE
1867 Ygnacio Valley Rd.               F/P                                                     RECYCLABLE PAPER TYPES
Walnut Creek
925-937-4142                          Commercial Pallet                   Oakland
D: air packs, bubble wrap, packing    510-632-8519
peanuts, styrofoam sheets             D
                                      P: large quantities                          Cardboard            Chipboard        Newspaper          Phone Books
PACKAGING MATERIALS                                                                                  (Cereal & Soda       & Inserts
- RECYCLING                           IFCO Systems / Bay Area Pallet                                     Boxes)
                                      1315 Main St.
F P International                     Oakley
1050 Broadway                         925-625-2020                                                       Recyclable Mixed Paper is...
Redwood City                
800-866-9946                          D: call first                                  White Office                                                                      & Shredded
D: EPS polystyrene blocks,            Cypress Pallet                                   Paper
packing peanuts                       2550 Garden Tract Rd.
F/P: large quantities                                                                                     Catalogs & Magazines            File Folders
M: small quantities                   510-237-2267
Timbron                               D/P: usable pallets
4331 Pock Lane
209-983-8393                                                                        NCR
                                                                                    Carbonless        Paper Bags              Junk Mail          Wrapping
D/P: EPS polystyrene blocks;                                                                         & Egg Cartons                                Paper
large quantites                                                                       Paper

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
               Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.    Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.
                                                                         PAPER - RECYCLE (CONT.)                                                            PLASTIC- RECYCLE (CONT.)

                                                                         KMC                                   Specialty Fibres                             3M Recycle Program                         The Sutta Co.
                                                                         2505 Poplar St.                       Walnut Creek                                 c/o Genmark                                Oakland
                                                                         Oakland                               925-934-8700                                 99 Stevens Ln.                             510-873-8777
                                                                         510-835-3537                          B/P: all grades, hard/soft cover             Exeter, PA 18643                 
                                                                         D: all types, hard/soft cover         books; large quantities                      800-328-1371                               B/F/P: #1, 2, 4 & 5; large
                                                                         books                                                                                   quantities
                                                                         Multi-Material Management &                                                        M: transparencies                          MBA Polymers
                                                                         Marketing                                                                                                                     Richmond
                                                                         Oakland                                                                            Bay Polymer                                510-231-9031
                                                                         510-763-0101                                                                       Fremont                          
                                                                         B/P: all types; call for                                                           510-490-1791                               F/P: ABS, PC, HIPS; large
                                                                         acceptance                                                                         P: most types; large quantities            quantities
                                                                                                                PESTICIDES &
                                                                         National Recycling Corp.               FERTILIZERS                                 Refund Recycling                           Computer Recycling Center
                                                                         1312 Kirkham St.                                                                   2680 Old First St.                         1517 North Point # 525
                                                                         Oakland                                 See: Toxics Disposal, page 10              Livermore                                  Sunnyvale
                                                                         510-268-1022                                                                       925-606-1435                               888-8-UsedPC
                                                                         D: all types, soft cover books                                                     B/D: CRV                         
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                  PLASTIC - RECYCLE                           P: large quantities                        F/D: CD/jewel cases

                                                                         Shred Works Inc.                       See:                                        Epic Plastics                              SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center
                                                                         8402 Amelia St.                        Curbside Recycling, page 2                  Lodi                                       for Reusable Art Parts
                                                                         Oakland                                Drop-off Recycling, page 4                  209-333-6161                               San Francisco
                                                                         510-729-7110                           Audio & Video Tapes, Records/                            415-647-1746
                                                                                    LPs, CDs, Diskettes & software              B/D/P: non-black #2-7 bottles/   
                                                                         F/P: all types                         - Recycle, page 15                          containers; large quantities - call        D: usable CD cases; call first
                                                                         D: call first                           Plastic Film & Bags, page 29                first                                       P: large quantities
                                                                                                                Packaging Materials- Recycle,
                                                                         Smurfit - Stone Recycling               page 27                                     Alliance Metals                            Polymer Recovery Services
                                                                         800 77th Ave.                                                                      3426 Peralta St.                           Santa Clara
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                         Oakland                                CA Dept of Conservation                     Oakland                                    408-748-9715
                                                                         510-635-9383                           Call for CRV buyback locations              510-547-2408                               F/P: large quantities
                                                                                  800-732-9253                                B/D: CRV
                                                                         D: all types, hard/soft cover                      F/P: large quantities                      G.B. Industrial
                                                                         book                                   index.htm                                                                              Union City
                                                                         F/P: large quantities                  B: CRV             What is CRV?             East Bay Conservation Corps                510-489-0881
                                                                                                                                   See page 4               Oakland                                    B/D/F/P: most types; large
                                                                         The Sutta Co.                          DuPont                                      510-992-7800                               quantities - call first
                                                                         Oakland                                866-33-TYVEK                      
                                                                         510-873-8777                                    F/P: CRV, non-CRV; large
                                                                                         recycle.html                                quantities                                Recycle clean plastic
                                                                         B/F/P: all types, hard/soft cover      M:Tyvek, HDPE envelopes
                                                                         books; large quantities                                                            Materials Reuse                          bags at grocery stores
                                                                                                                Garment Recovery Systems                    Oakland
                                                                                                                800-440-4130                                                                         Plastic grocery bags (#2) and
                                                                         Chip It Recycling, Inc.                                                            510-435-8988                             plastic produce bags (#4)
                                                                         Oakley                                     B/F/P: most types; large
                                                                         925-625-3800                           B/M: Tyvek® garments                        quantities                               can be recycled at most large
                                                                                                                                                                    grocery stores, including:
                                                                         F/P: cardboard only                    GreenDisk                                   National Recycling Corp.                      • Albertson’s
                                   CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                                                                800-305-3475                                1312 Kirkham St.
                                                                                                                                                                               • Nob Hill
                                                                         Wax Box Firelog Corporation                                                        Oakland                                       • Raley’s
                                                                         Oroville                               F/M: CD/jewel cases                         510-268-1022
                                                                         530-566-9000                                                                       B/D: CRV                                      • Ralph's
                                                                                       MRC Polymers                                F/P: large quantities                         • Safeway
                                                                         B/P: waxed cardboard boxes             773-890-9000                                                                              • SaveMart
                                                                                                                               Smurfit - Stone Recycling                      • Wal Mart
                                                                         Timber Cove Recycling                  M: CD/Jewel cases, CDs & laser              800 77th Ave.
                                                                         Santa Rosa                             disks                                       Oakland                                  Drop-off plastic at outdoor
                                                                         707-586-5533                                                                       510-635-9383                             boxes, store lobbies or at
                                                                         P: cardboard; large quantities         WeisCo Recycling                                       Customer Service Centers.
                                                                                                                Danville                                    D/F/P: large quantities; call first       Please remove food waste
                                                                         Secondary Fibre                        925-743-8193                                                                         and receipts.
                                                                         Union City                                        Standard Iron & Metal                                               Don't
                                                                         510-487-4995                           B/P: most types; large quantities           4525 San Leandro St.                     In 2002,           put plastic
                                                                         D: all grades, hard/soft cover                                                     Oakland                                  Albertson’s        bags with
                                                                         books; call first                                                                   510-535-0222                                                 curbside
                                                                                                                                                                                                     collected and       recycling
                                                                         F/B/P: large quantities                                                                                                     recycled over
                                                                                                                                                            B/D: CRV; call first
                                                                         Notti Recycling                                                                    P: large quantities                      2.9 million
                                                                         Walnut Creek                                                                                                                pounds of plastic in California
                                                                         925-944-5893                                                                       Super Link Plastic                       (over 12 million pounds
                                                                         P                                                                                  Oakland                                  company-wide), which
                                                                                                                                                            510-568-1086                             became plastic lumber and
                                                                                                                                                                       other building materials.
                                                                                                                                                            B/D/F/P: most types, CD/jewel
                                                                                                                                                            cases; large quantities - call first      Source: Albertson’s Inc.

                     28                                                               = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly       B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                   Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                  A-Z DIRECTORY
PLASTIC FILM & BAGS -                   PROPANE TANKS - REUSE                      SCRAP METAL - RECYCLE (CONT.)
RECYCLE                                 & RECYCLE (CONT.)
                                                                                   Dorn Recyclers                           American Iron & Metal
See previous page                                                                  Livermore                                1050 Brookside Dr.
                                        Wilderness Exchange                        925-449-9328
for grocery stores                      1407 San Pablo Ave.                                                                 Richmond
that accept plastic                                                                F/P: large quantities                    510-233-0440
grocery & produce                       510-525-1255                                                                        D
bags.                                                                              Nica Metals
                                                    101 N. Greenville Rd.
                                        D: single use propane & butane                                                      Deal Auto Company, LLC
Plastic Bag Recycling                                                              Livermore                                400 W. Gertrude Ave.
                                        canisters                                  925-443-6422                                                                                                 Richmond
List of nearest locations that                                                                  510-232-0197
                                        Suburban Propane                           B/D
accept plastic bags                     30 Delta Rd.                                                                        D
                                                                                   P: large quantities
Concord/Pleasant Hill Recycling         925-634-3740                                                                        Alco Iron & Metal
Center                                                                             Refund Recycling                         2350 Davis St.
                                        F/D                                        2680 Old First St.
1320 Galaxy Way                                                                                                             San Leandro
Concord                                                                            Livermore                                510-562-1107
                                        Suburban Propane                           925-606-1435
925-689-3900                            1765 Arnold Industrial Way                                                
D: #2, #4 film/bags - call first                                                     B/D                                      B/D
                                        Concord                                    P: large quantities
                                        925-686-5811                                                                        P: large quantities

Bay Polymer                             F/D
Fremont                                                                            L - Can Recycling
510-490-1791                                                                       Moraga
                                        Allied Propane Service
B/P/D: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;             5000 Seaport Ave.
                                                                                   510-504-4404                          SHOES - REUSE & RECYCLE
large quantities                                                                   F/P: industrial customers only
                                        510-237-7077                               Aaron Metals
Bags & Barrels                          F/D
1737 Addison Way                                                                   750 - 105th Ave.
                                                                                   Oakland                                See:
Hayward                                 Alco Iron & Metal                                                                 Thrift Stores,
510-732-1333                                                                       510-569-6767
                                        629 Azuar Ave.-Mare Island                           page 6
D: #5 bags                              Vallejo

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096
F/P: large quantities                                                              B/D
                                        707-562-1107                               P: large quantities
                                                                                              One World Running
Materials Reuse                         D                                                                                 303-444-7223
Oakland                                                                            Alliance Metals
                                                                                   3426 Peralta St.             
510-435-8988                                                                                                              shoesforafrica.cfm
B/F/P: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;                                                        Oakland
                                                                                   510-547-2408                           M: running shoes
large quantities                        SCRAP METAL - RECYCLE                      B/D
                                                                                   F/P: large quantities                  Campus California Teachers
Super Link Plastic                       See:                                                                             Group (CCTG)
Oakland                                  Curbside Recycling, page 2                                                       SF Bay Area
510-568-1086                                                                       Lakeside Non-Ferrous Metals
                                         Drop-off Recycling, page 4                412 Madison St.                        510-932-3839                     Disposal Sites, page 12                                                
B/D/F/P: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;                                                      Oakland
                                         Aluminum - Recycle, page 14               510-444-5466                           D: call for nearest locations
large quantities - call first
                                         Mallett and Sons Jewelry                  P: large quantities                    Main Street Rags
Amigo Environmental, Inc.                3708 Lone Tree Way                                                               1380 N. Main St.
740 Market Ave.                          Antioch                                   Schnitzer Steel                        Walnut Creek
Richmond                                 925-778-5358                              1101 Embarcadero West                  925-943-1459
800-995-7714                             Consignment: precious metals              Oakland                                Consignment: usable women’s

                                                                                                                                                            CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE               only                                      510-444-3919                           only
D: #5 “supersack” bags                                                   
P: large quantities                      WeisCo Recycling                          B/D: steel only
                                         Danville                                  F/P: large quantities
G.B. Industrial                          925-743-8193
Union City                                        Standard Iron & Metal
510-489-0881                             B/P: large quantities                     4525 San Leandro St.
B/D/F/P: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;                                                      Oakland
large quantities - call first             Recycle Trucking                          510-535-0222
                                         Fremont                                            SINKS & TOILETS - REUSE
                                         510-226-9375                              B/D
                                         F/P: brass, copper; large                 P: large quantities                    Must be in working condition to
                                         quantities                                                                       be suitable for reuse.
                                                                                   The Sutta Co.                          If non-working/unusable, see:
PROPANE TANKS - REUSE                    Dull One                                                                         Disposal Sites, page 12
& RECYCLE                                                                          Oakland
                                         Hayward                                   510-873-8777                           Asphalt, Concrete, Bricks,
See:                                     510-785-8114                                              Gravel & Porcelain – Recycle,
Toxics Disposal, page 10                 P: large quantities                       B/F/P: large quantities                page 15

Home Depot                               Hillman Metals                            Chip It Recycling, Inc.                The ReUse People of California                        1273 W. Industrial Pkwy.                  Oakley                                 Alameda
F/D                                      Hayward                                   925-625-3800                           888-588-9490
Blue Rhino                               B/D/P: large quantities                   F/P                                    P
F/D: refillable tanks                                                                                                      Continued on next page...

                  = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly         B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.

                                                                         SINKS & TOILETS - REUSE                  SPORTING GOODS -                         TIRES                                      TONER & LASER
                                                                         (CONT.)                                  REUSE (CONT.)                                                                       CARTRIDGES
                                                                                                                 Sports4Kids Swap Shop                     Many tire shops will accept small
                                                                         Ohmega Salvage                                                                    quantities of tires for a nominal         These retailers accept printer
                                                                         2407 San Pablo Ave.                     2095 Rose St.                                                                       cartridges, check phone book
                                                                                                                 Berkeley                                  fee. See:
                                                                         Berkeley                                                                          Used Oil Recycling, page 8                for locations near you:
                                                                         510-843-7368                            510-868-1591
                                                                                                                              Disposal Sites, page 12                   • Best Buy      • Office Max
                                                                         B/D: vintage sinks/toilets              D/P                                                                                 • Office Depot • Staples
                                                                                                                                                           Big O Tires
                                                                                                                 Tinkers Workshop                                         Call or visit websites for mail-
                                                                         Urban Ore                                                                         F/D
                                                                         7th St. & Ashby Ave.                    1336 Channing Way                                                                   in details:
                                                                         Berkeley                                Berkeley                                                                            AAA Environmental, Inc.
                                                                         510-841-SAVE                            510-644-2577                              Alcorn’s Retreading and Repair,
                                                                                                                                                           Inc.                                      866-332-2234
                                                                         B/D                                     B/D/P                                     5 Wilbur Ave.
                                                                                                                                                           Antioch                                   M
                                                                         C & K Salvage                           Wilderness Exchange                       925-754-2511
                                                                                                                                                           F/D/P                                     Canon
                                                                         718 Douglas Ave.                        1407 San Pablo Ave.                                                                 800-OK-CANON
                                                                         Oakland                                 Berkeley                                                                  
                                                                         510-569-2070                            510-525-1255                              Contra Costa Tire Service
                                                                                                                                                           1130 Detroit Ave.                         templatedata/AboutCanon/

                                                                                                                                                           Concord                                   ciwencrpr.html
                                                                                                                 B/D: camping gear, skiing & rock                                                    M: Canon products only
                                                                         ReStore                                 climbing equipment                        925-689-2653
                                                                         9235 San Leandro Blvd.                                                  
                                                                                                                                                           contracostatire/                          Give Something Back
                                                                         Oakland                                 Books for the Barrios                                                               Foundation
                                                                         510-777-1447                            2350 Whitman Rd., Suite D                 F/D
                                                                               Concord                                                                             510-635-5500
                                                                         D/P: sinks, tile, bathtubs, low-        925-687-7701                              RyNck Tire & Auto Center
                                                                                                                                                           6028 Dougherty Rd.              
                                                                         flow toilets, bathroom fixtures                                                           M/P
                                                                                                                 D                                         Dublin
                                                                         Building Resources                      P: large quantities                       925-833-9700
                                                                                                                                                                              Hewlett Packard (HP) Computer
      Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                         701 Amador St.                                                                                                              Recycling Program
                                                                         San Francisco                           Play it Again Sports                      F/D
                                                                         415- 285-7814                           1601 Contra Costa Blvd.                                                             M: inkjet/laserjet cartridges
                                                                              Pleasant Hill                             Larry’s Tire Express
                                                                         B/D: Call for details.                  925-825-3396                              31 Pitt Way
                                                                                                                                                           El Sobrante                               Lexmark Recycling Program
                                                                         Caldwell Building Resource              B/Consignment: call first                  510-222-1914
                                                                                                                                                           F/D: limited quantities only              M: Lexmark products only
                                                                         195 Bayshore Blvd.                      Play It Again Sports                                                                Recycle for Breast Cancer
                                                                         San Francisco                           5548 Springdale Ave.                      West Coast Rubber Recycling
                                                                                                                                                           Gilroy                                    800-315-9580
                                                                         415-550-6777                            Pleasanton                                                                
                                                                          925-734-6750                              408-842-2401
                                                                         B/D                                     B/D: call first
                                                                                                                                                           F/D/P: tires, scrap rubber; large
                                                                                                                                                           quantities - call first                    Recycle Free
                                                                         This & That Used Building               Agape Villages, Inc.                                                                866-473-3733
                                                                         Materials                               3160 Crow Canyon Pl., Ste 120                                             
                                                                         1701 Rumrill Blvd.                      San Ramon                                 Ace Tire Company
                                                                                                                                                           3450 Pacheco Blvd.                        M
                                                                         San Pablo                               925-866-3020
                                                                         510-232-1273                                       Martinez
                                                                                                                                                           925-229-4466                              Xerox
                                                                         B/D                                     D                                                                                   800-835-6100
                                   CONTRA COSTA COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

                                                                                                                 STYROFOAM PACKAGING                       Cutino’s Tire Center                      M: Xerox brand only
                                                                         SPORTING GOODS - REUSE                  "PEANUTS" / POLYSTYRENE                   3770 Main St.
                                                                                                                                                           Oakley                                    Pickup services & drop-off
                                                                         Must be in working condition with        See:                                                                               locations:
                                                                         all parts/pieces to be suitable for                                               925-625-2765
                                                                                                                  Packaging Materials, page 26             F/D
                                                                         reuse.                                                                                                                      Alameda County Computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Resource Center
                                                                         See: Thrift Stores, page 6                                                        Bill’s Tire Service, Inc.                 1501 Eastshore Hwy.
                                                                                                                 TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES/
                                                                                                                                                           551 North Buchanan Cir.                   Berkeley
                                                                         World Vision - Get a Kick Out of        PHONE BOOKS                               Pacheco                                   510-528-4052
                                                                         Sharing                                 See:                                      925-689-2678                    
                                                                         800-642-1616 x2                         Curbside Recycling, page 2                F/D                                       D
                                                                        Drop-off Recycling, page 4
                                                                         M: soccer balls                         Paper - Recycle, page 27                                                            Laser Link
                                                                         One World Running                                                                  TOILETS                                  510-649-8000
                                                                         303-444-7223                            TELEVISIONS                                                               
                                                                                                                            If still working/usable, see: Sinks      B/P
                                                                         shoesforafrica.cfm                      See:
                                                                                                                 Curbside Recycling, page 2                 & Toilets - Reuse, page 29
                                                                         M: running shoes & apparel                                                                                                  Postal Annex
                                                                                                                 Thrift Stores, page 6
                                                                                                                 Toxics Disposal, page 10                   If non-working/unusable, see:            3130-D Balfour Rd.
                                                                         Recycles Bike Shop                                                                 Disposal Sites, page 12                  Brentwood
                                                                         3120 Sacramento St.                     Disposal Sites, page 12
                                                                                                                 Computers & Electronics,                   Asphalt, Concrete, Bricks,               925-513-9100
                                                                         Berkeley                                                                           Gravel & Porcelain – Recycle,  
                                                                         510-665-1889                            page 20
                                                                                                                                                            page 15                                  D: ink jet & toner cartridges
                                                                         B/D: some outdoor gear; call first

                     30                                                               = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                                                                                    Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   For more listings & current info visit
                                         TOYS & GAMES - REUSE

                                                                                                                                                                                                     A-Z DIRECTORY
TONER & LASER                                                                                                             WOOD & YARD
CARTRIDGES (CONT.)                       Must be in working condition            Children’s Hospital - Volunteer          TRIMMINGS
Arista Business Imaging Solution         with all parts/pieces to be             Services                                 See:
5153 Commercial Cir., Ste. A             suitable for reuse. See:                Oakland                                  Curbside Recycling, page 2
Concord                                  Thrift Stores, page 6                   510-428-3471                             Drop-off Recycling, page 4
800-888-1718                                                                    Disposal Sites, page 12                       These retailers accept video            /ways_give.html
D/P/B                                    games for store credit, check           D: call first                             For pallets, see:
                                         phone book for locations near                                                    Pallets - Reuse, page 27
Laser Concepts Inc.                      you:                                    East Bay Depot for Creative
1641-A Challenge Dr.                             • fye                           Reuse
                                                                                 4695 Telegraph Ave.                      CCL Organics, LLC
Concord                                          • Game Crazy                                                             1460 Goodyear Rd.
925-686-8890                                     • Game Stop                     Oakland
                                                                                 510-547-6470                             Benicia
D                                                                                                                         707-751-0466
                                                                                 D                                        F/D
Lasertron Recycled Toner                 Online Service                                                                   P: large quantities
Concord                                  B/M: video games                        Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                                                                 123 MacDonald Ave.                       Biofuel Systems
925-680-5456                                                                                                              30 Greenville Rd.
D/P: call first                           4 Jays Classic Video Games              Richmond

                                         519 W. 4th St.                          510-215-4887
Lasertron Recycled Toner                 Antioch                                                                          F/D: clean wood
Cartridges                               925-777-1160                            D/P
                                                                                                                          P: large quantities
Oakland                                  B/D: video games
510-535-1400                                                                     Contra Costa County Homeless
                                                                                 Program                                  Dorn Recyclers
D/P                                      T-Minus One                                                                      Livermore
                                         3195 Park Rd. Ste. D                    847-C Brookside Dr.
                                                                                 Richmond                                 925-449-9328
Universal Data Products                  Benicia                                                                          F/P: large quantities
1547 Palos Verdes # 190                  925-932-3333                            510-374-7950
Walnut Creek                             B: arcade style video games             D
                                                                                                                          Henry’s Wood Farm
925-932-4491                                                                                                              1000 Central Ave.

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D/P                                      Brentwood Game Exchange                 Electronics Boutique
                                                                                 2200 Hilltop Mall Rd.                    Martinez
                                         7351 Brentwood Blvd.                                                             925-370-2370
                                         Brentwood                               Richmond
                                                                                 510-223-4489                             D: wood chips, railroad ties; call
                                         925-513-4650                                                                     first
TOOLS                                    B: video games                
Must be in working condition to be                                               B: video & computer games
                                                                                                                          East Bay Conservation Corp.
suitable for reuse.                      Books for the Barrios                                                            Urban Tree Mill
                                         2350 Whitman Rd., Ste. D                SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for
                                                                                 Reusable Art Parts                       2201 Wake Ave.
Tinkers Workshop                         Concord                                                                          Oakland
1336 Channing Way                        925-687-7701                            San Francisco
                                                                                 415-647-1746                             510-992-8018
510-644-2577                             D                             
                                                                                 D: call first                             F/D/P: trees/logs for milling                  P: large quantities
B/D/P: hand & power tools                                                        P: large quantities
                                                                                                                          H. Mack Jr.
                                         Contra Costa County Homeless                                                     Oakland
VintageTech E-Waste Recycling            Program                                 RAFT - Resource Area for
                                                                                 Teachers                                 510-635-1079
2442 Research Dr.                        2047-C Arnold Industrial Way                                                     F/P: wood debris; large quantities
Livermore                                Concord                                 1355 Ridder Park Dr.
925-371-1050                             925-646-5094                            San Jose
                                                                                 408-451-1420                             Chip It Recycling, Inc.                          D                                                                                Oakley

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D: soldering tools, saws, nail guns                                    
                                                                                 D/P                                      925-625-3800
F/P: large quantities                    Snickerdoodles                                                         
                                         442 Hartz Ave.                                                                   F/P
Oakland Tool Lending Library             Danville
5205 Telegraph Ave.                      925-820-4956                                                                     J M Enterprises
Oakland                                  Consignment
                                                                                       COMPOSTING                         1215 Willow Pass Rd.
                                                                                                                          Pittsburg         They Grow So Fast
                                         3413 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
                                                                                         AT HOME                          925-439-8118
tem.htm                                                                                                                   F/D: limited acceptance, call first
D                                        Lafayette                                 Free Home Composting
                                         925-283-8976                              Workshops are offered
ReStore                                                                            throughout the County.
9235 San Leandro Blvd.                                                             Free books provided to
Oakland                                  Contra Costa County Homeless
                                         Program                                   all attendees. Composting
510-777-1447                                                                       bins are also offered at                 1391 Shell Ave.
D/P                                      Martinez                                  reduced prices. Call or
                                         925-228-6920                              visit our website for
SCRAP - Scroungers’ Center for           D                                         more information, current
Reusable Art Parts                                                                 schedules or to reserve
San Francisco                            A Safe Place - Shelter for                a seat at a
                                         Battered Women
                                         Oakland                                   workshop near               1-800-750-4096                                                                   you.            
D: craft/construction tools; call first   510-986-8600
P: large quantities            
                                         D: call first

                   = hazardous product; please recycle/dispose of properly        B= Buyback, D = Drop-off, F= Fee, M = Mail-in Program, P=Pickup
                Listings in this directory are sorted alphabetically by city/community name.   Call first to verify acceptance of materials and hours.

                                                           QUICK REFERENCE INDEX - REUSE, RECYCLING & DISPOSAL OPTIONS
                                                           A                                      Copiers, see Computers &               Junk Mail, How to Reduce, pg. 25 Records/LPs, pgs. 15-16
                                                           Aerosol Cans, pgs. 2-5, 14               Electronics                          K                                    Refrigerators, see Appliances
                                                           Aluminum, pgs. 2-5, 14, 29             Couches, pgs. 6-7, 21                                                       Refuse Disposal Sites, pgs. 12-13
                                                                                                  CRV, pgs. 2-5, 14, 23, 28              Kitchen Accessories, pgs. 6-7, 24 Residential Recycling, pgs. 2-3
                                                           Albums/LPs, pgs. 15-16                                                        Kitchen Fixtures, see Building
                                                           Antifreeze, pgs. 8-11, 25              Curbside Recycling, pgs. 2-3                                                S
                                                           Appliances, pgs. 4-7, 12-14            D                                                                           Scrap Metal, pgs. 4-5, 12-13, 29
                                                           Art & Educational Materials, pg. 14    Demolition Debris, pgs. 12-13, 21      L                                    Sheetrock, pgs. 12-13, 22
                                                           Asbestos, pgs. 10-13                   Dirt, pgs. 12-13, 22                   Landfills, pgs. 12-13                 Shoes, pgs. 6-7, 29
                                                           Asphalt, pgs. 12-13,15                 Dishwashers, see Appliances            Lead, pgs. 10-11, 24                 Sinks, see Building Materials; also
                                                           Audio Tapes, pgs. 15-16                Diskettes, pgs. 15-16                  Leaves, pgs. 2-5, 12-13, 31             see Porcelain
                                                           B                                      Disposal Sites, pgs. 12-13             Lighting, see Building Materials     Smoke Detectors, pgs. 10-11, 24
                                                                                                  Doors, see Building Materials          Lumber, see Building Materials;      Sporting Goods, pgs. 6-7, 30
                                                           Baby Items, pgs. 6-7, 16                                                         see Wood                          Steel Cans, see Tin Cans
                                                           Bathtubs, see Building Materials;      Drop-off Recycling, pgs. 4-5
                                                                                                  Drums, pg. 18                                                               Stereos, see Computers &
                                                            also see Porcelain
                                                                                                  Dryers, see Appliances                 M                                        Electronics
                                                           Bathroom Fixtures,                                                            Magazines, pgs. 2-5, 25, 27          Stoves, see Appliances
                                                             see Building Materials               Drywall, pgs. 12-13, 22
                                                                                                                                         Mannequins, pg. 26                   Styrofoam - Formed, pg. 27
                                                           Batteries - Auto, pgs. 8-11, 16        E

                                                                                                                                         Marine Supplies, pg. 26              Styrofoam - Peanuts, pgs. 26-27
                                                           Batteries - Household, pgs. 10-11,     Electronics, see Computers &           Masonry, see Building Materials      Syringes/Needles, pgs. 10-11, 26
                                                             16-17                                  Electronics                          Mattresses, pgs. 6-7, 21, 25
                                                           Batteries - Rechargeable,              E-Waste, pgs. 2-7, 10-13, 20-21
                                                                                                                                         Medical Supplies/Surplus, pg. 25
                                                             pgs. 16-17                           Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids, pg. 22      Medications, pgs. 10-11, 25          Telephone Books, pgs. 2-5, 27-28
                                                           Bed & Bath Linens, pgs. 6-7, 22                                               Mercury, pgs. 10-11, 24              Telephones, see Computers &
                                                           Bicycles/Bike Parts, pg. 17            F                                      Metal - Scrap, pgs. 4-5, 12-13, 29       Electronics
                                                           Books, pgs. 6-7, 17-18                 Fabric/Textiles, pgs. 6-7, 19, 22      Microwaves, see Appliances           Televisions, see Computers &
                                                           Bottles - Glass, pgs. 2-5, 23          Faxes, see Computers &                 Milk/Soy Cartons, pgs. 2-5, 25           Electronics
                                                           Bottles - Plastic, pgs. 2-5, 28           Electronics                         Mixed Paper, pgs. 2-5, 27-28         Textiles / Rags, pgs. 6-7, 19, 22
                                                           Box Springs, pgs. 21, 25               Fertilizer, pgs. 10-11, 24, 28         Monitors, pgs. 2-3, 10-13, 20-21 Thrift Stores, pgs. 6-7
                                                           Brick, pgs. 12-13, 15                                                         Motor Oil & Filters, pgs. 2-5, 8-11, Tin Cans, pgs. 2-5
  Recycling Hotline (800) 750-4096

                                                                                                  Filters, pgs. 8-9, 25
                                                           Bubble Wrap, pgs. 26-27                Fire Extinguishers, pgs. 10-11            25-26                             Tile, pgs. 12-13, 18
                                                           Buckets, pg. 18                        Fluorescent Lamps                      Musical Instruments, pg. 26          Tires, pgs. 8-9, 12-13, 30
                                                           Building Materials, pg. 18                & Ballasts, pgs. 10-11, 22                                               Toilets, see Building Materials; also
                                                           Buyback Centers, pgs. 4-5              Foam Padding, pgs. 12-13, 18-19        N                                       see Porcelain
                                                           C                                      Food, pg. 23                           Needles/Syringes, pgs. 10-11, 26 Toner Cartridges, pgs. 30-31
                                                                                                  Freezers, see Appliances               Newspaper, pgs. 2-5                  Tools, pg. 31
                                                           CA Redemption Value, see CRV           Fuel, pgs. 10-11                                                            Toxic Materials, pgs. 10-11, 24
                                                           Cabinets, see Building Materials       Furniture, pg. 23, also                O                                    Toys, pgs. 6-7, 31
                                                           Cans, pgs. 2-5, 14                        see Thrift Stores                   Office Paper, see White Paper         Transfer Stations, pgs. 12-13
                                                           Car Batteries, see Batteries-Auto                                             Oil, see Motor Oil & Filters; also   Trash, see Garbage
                                                           Cardboard, pgs. 2-5, 27                G                                         see Grease/Cooking Oil            Tree Clippings, see Yard Debris
                                                           Carpet, pgs. 18-19                     Games, pgs. 6-7, 31                                                         Tubs, see Building Materials; also
                                                           Carpet Padding, pgs. 12-13, 18-19      Garbage, pgs. 12-13                    P                                       see Porcelain
                                                           Cartons, pgs. 2-5, 25                  Glass - Bottles & Jars, pgs. 2-5, 23   Packaging Peanuts, pgs. 26-27
                                                           Cassettes, see Audio Tapes             Grass Clippings, pgs. 2-5,12-13, 31    Pagers, see Computers &              V
                                                           Catalogs, pgs. 2-5, 25, 27             Grease/Cooking Oil, pgs. 10-11, 24        Electronics                       VCRs, see Computers & Electronics
                                                           CDs, pgs. 15-16                        Green Building, pg. 18                 Paint, pgs. 10-11, 27                Video tapes, pgs. 15-16
                                                           Cell Phones,                           Green Business Program, pg. 23         Pallets, pg. 27
                                                            see Computers & Electronics           Grocery Bags, pgs. 28-29
                                                                                                                                         Paper, pgs. 27-28
                                                           Ceramic Tiles, pgs. 12-13, 18                                                 Paper - Shredding, pgs. 27-28        Washers, see Appliances

                                                           Cereal Boxes, pgs. 2-5                 H                                                                           Water Heaters, see Appliances
                                                                                                                                         Pesticides, pgs. 10-11, 24, 28
                                                           Chemicals, pgs. 10-11                  Hangers, pg. 24                        Phone Books, pgs. 2-5, 27-28         White Paper, pgs. 2-5, 27-28
                                                           Chipboard Boxes, pgs. 2-5              Haulers, see Curbside Recycling        Photo Chemicals, pgs. 10-11          Wigs, pg. 26
                                                           Christmas Trees, pgs. 2-5, 12-13, 31   Hazardous Waste & Materials,           Plastic - Bags & Film, pgs. 28-29 Windows, pgs. 18, 23
                                                           Cleaning Products, pgs. 10-11, 24        pgs. 10-11, 24                       Plastic Containers, pgs. 2-5, 28     Wine Bottles, pgs. 2-5
                                                           Clothing, pg. 19; also see             Hearing Aids, pg. 22                   Plastic - Tyvek, pg. 28              Wire, see Metal - Scrap
                                                            Thrift Stores; Fabric/Textiles        Household Toxics, pgs. 10-11, 24       Poisons, pgs. 10-11, 24              Wood - Clean/Untreated, pgs. 4-5
                                                           Construction Debris, pgs. 12-13, 21    Housewares, pgs. 6-7, 24               Porcelain, pgs. 12-13, 15                12-13, 31
                                                           Cooking Oil, pgs. 10-11, 24            I                                      Printer Cartridges, pgs. 30-31       Wood - Painted/Treated, pgs. 12-13,
                                                           CoCoMAX, pg. 25                                                               Printers, see Computers &                 31
                                                           Composting at Home, pg. 31             Illegal Dumping, pgs. 1, 12-13
                                                                                                  Ink Jet Cartridges, pgs. 30-31             Electronics                      X
                                                           Computer Disks, pgs. 15-16                                                    Propane Tanks, pgs. 10-11, 29
                                                           Computer Monitors, see Computers       J                                                                           X-Ray Film, pgs. 10-11
                                                             & Electronics                        Jewelry, pgs. 6-7, 24                  R
                                                           Computers & Electronics, pgs. 2-7,                                                                                Y
                                                                                                  Juice Boxes, pgs. 2-5, 25              Radios, see Computers &
                                                             10-13, 20-21                         Junk Mail - Recycle, pgs. 2-5,           Electronics                       Yard Debris, pgs. 2-5, 12-13, 31
                                                           Concrete, pgs. 12-13, 15                  25, 27                              Railroad Ties, pgs. 12-13, 31

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