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   Reuse &
   Recycling
   services Directory
                                                                           The following terms are found throughout the
                                                                           Reuse and Recycling services Directory:
                                                                           california Refund Value (cRV) In California,
We’ve all heard the term green or                                          beverages packaged in aluminum, glass, plastic, and
eco. If you are already recycling or                                       bimetal require a deposit paid at the time of purchase.
                                                                           The CRV deposit amount is 5¢ or 10¢, depending on
composting, you have a head start                                          container’s size and can be redeemed at a certified
                                                                           redemption center.
on going green! Practicing the 4Rs                                         Redemption center State-certified centers are where
and reducing what goes to the landfill                                     CRV deposits can be redeemed, often located in the
                                                                           parking lots of large grocery stores. To locate the nearest
are important steps in saving our                                          redemption center, go to www.bottlesandcans.com or
natural resources.                                                         call the California Department of Conservation Recycling
                                                                           Hotline at 1-800-Recycle (732-9253).
                                                                           Buyback Recycling facilities pay cash for recyclable
This informative directory lists where you can recycle,                    materials, CRV containers, cardboard, and scrap metal.
donate for reuse, or properly dispose of a wide variety                    Drop-off Recycling facilities accept certain recyclable
of items, working or non-working. Some                                     materials. Call to confirm operating hours and material
categories are separated into two: REUSE,                                  preparation requirements.
for items in good working condition that                                   Pickup Many recycling companies provide pickup
can be used again; and RECYCLE, for                                        service on a one-time or regular basis. Some companies
items that are valuable and can be                                         may charge a fee for pickup services.
made into something new or                                                 Fees Companies may charge a pick-up or drop-off fee for
need to be disposed or properly.                                           handling certain materials such as appliances, concrete,
                                                                           tires, mattresses, or some hazardous materials for special
For the most up-to-date reuse                                              handling. Some companies collect only large quantities.
and recycling information, go                                              Residential Recycling Program (also called curbside
to our searchable database at                                              recycling). Residential recycling program service providers
www.stopWaste.Org/recycle.                                                 collect newspapers, cardboard, mixed paper, cans, bottles,
                                                                           and more from your home. See Recycling Collection,
                                                                           pages 46 – 47.
Listings in this guide should not construed as a recommendation or
endorsement by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority or            Transfer stations Transfer stations receive garbage for
the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, which are         consolidation prior to hauling to landfills. Transfer stations
providing the information as a public service to help conserve natural     may also accept and process materials for recycling such
resources and reduce the amount of materials sent to landfills. To have    as cans, bottles, paper, cardboard, plastic, used motor
your business listed, please contact us at info@stopwaste.org or call us   oil, appliances, electronics, tires, couches, mattresses,
at 1-877-STOPWASTE (1-877-786-7927).                                       untreated wood, and yard trimmings. See page 48.
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                                               Fremont Recycling & Transfer station
 A one-stop reference                          41149 Boyce Rd., Fremont
                                                                                               Recycling for Businesses
 for your reuse &                              510-252-0500
                                                                                               If you are a company or business
 recycling needs                               ITEmS FOR DONATINg & REUSE                      that wishes to start or enhance
                                                                                               your recycling program, start by
                                                                                               contacting your city garbage and
                                               Clothing, books, household items,
                                                                                               recycling service provider. Contact
The following facilities take a wide variety   furniture, sporting equipment, and art and
                                                                                               information for most service
of materials for recycling. If you are         educational supplies in good condition can
                                                                                               providers can be found on pages
cleaning out the garage or getting ready to    find a second home if you donate them.
                                                                                               46 – 47.
move, load up your car and head to one of      The following is a list of organizations that
these recycling locations with cardboard,      take materials for reuse.
magazines, bottles and cans, scrap metal,
and more. Call the facility to confirm the     Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
materials they accept for recycling.           116 North L St., Livermore
                                               925-449-7702
                                               Drop-off
                                                                                               Don’t
NORTH COUNTY
                                                                                               throw it
                                               www.bvyr.org

Berkeley Transfer station /                    east Bay Depot for creative Reuse
Oil Recycling Depot                            4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
510-981-7270
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw/swm.html
                                               510-547-6470
                                               Drop-off/Pickup: school/art supplies,
                                               toys, games, software
                                                                                               away.
                                               www.creativereuse.org                           Find a second home for your
Berkeley Recycling center                                                                      clothing, books, and other
2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley                     goodwill stores
510-524-0113                                   Call for locations                              household items by donating
www.berkeleyrecycling.org                      510-534-6666                                    them. Reusing items con-
                                               Drop-off                                        serves energy and natural
Davis street Recycling center                  www.goodwill.org                                resources and gives them
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                                                                    a new life.
510-638-2303                                   st. Vincent de Paul
www.wm.com                                     Call for locations
                                               800-607-4357                                    Reusing is a great way to get
                                               Drop-off/Pickup                                 items for free or at a small
EAST COUNTY                                    www.svdp.org                                    cost. Check the sites listed
Altamont landfill                                                                              below or any charity thrift
                                               The salvation Army                              organization such as those
10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore             Call for locations
800-449-6349                                   800-958-7825
                                                                                               listed on this page.
                                               Drop-off/Pickup
Pleasanton Transfer station                    www.satruck.com                                 www.freecycle.org
Recycling & Resource Recovery                                                                  www.craigslist.org
systems                                        RAFT - Resource Area for Teachers               www.calmax.org
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                     1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
925-846-4062 / 925-846-2042                    408-451-1420
www.pleasantongarbageservice.com               Drop-off/Pickup: school/art supplies,
                                               toys, games, software
Vasco Road landfill & Recycling                www.raft.net
Drop-off
4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore                   Habitat for Humanity east Bay-Restore
925-447-0491                                   9235 San Leandro St., Oakland
                                               510-777-1447
SOUTH COUNTY                                   Drop-off/Pickup: building materials,
                                               paint, tools
Tri-ceD community Recycling                    www.habitateb.org/restore
33377 Western Ave., Union City
510-471-3850
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AEROSOl CANS                                   custom Alloy scrap
                                               2730 Peralta St., Oakland
Many residential recycling programs in         510-893-6476
Alameda County accept empty aerosol            Buyback: CRV, scrap
can. See Recycling Collection, pages           Pickup: large quantities
46 – 47. Also see Hazardous Waste &            www.customalloy.com
Materials, page 34.

AlUmINUm - RECYClE
                                               D c Metals / W c Rose
                                               2399 Davis St., San Leandro
                                               510-569-2255
                                                                                            How does
                                                                                            recycling
All residential recycling programs in          Buyback: CRV, scrap
Alameda County collect aluminum cans.          Pickup: large quantities
Several also collect aluminum foil and pans.   www.dcmetals.com

Aaron Metals
750 - 105th Ave., Oakland
510-569-6767
                                               Davis street Recycling center
                                               2615 Davis St., San Leandro
                                               510-638-2303
                                                                                            aluminum
                                                                                            make a
Buyback: CRV, scrap                            Buyback: CRV
Pickup: large quantities only                  Drop-off: foil/pans, scrap
www.aaronmetals.com                            www.wm.com

Alameda county industries (Aci)
San Leandro
                                               east Bay conservation corps
                                               2014 Market St., Oakland
                                               510-992-7800
                                                                                            difference?
510-357-7282
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                   Fee/Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities
www.alamedacountyindustries.com                www.ebcc-school.org
                                                                                            Recycling aluminum cans
                                               el cerrito Recycling center                  saves 95% of the energy
Alco iron & Metal
2366 Davis St., San Leandro
                                               7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito                 required to make cans from
                                               510-215-4350                                 scratch. Talk about lowering
510-562-1107
                                               Drop-off site only
Buyback: CRV, scrap
                                               www.ecrecycling.org
                                                                                            your carbon footprint!
Pickup: large quantities
www.alcometals.com
                                               Fry’s Machinery & Metals
                                               1845 W. Winton Ave., Hayward
Alliance Metals                                510-276-4344
3426 Peralta St., Oakland
                                               Buyback/Drop-off: CRV, scrap
510-547-2408
                                               Pickup: large quantities
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV, scrap
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                               golden gate Disposal & Recycling
                                               Oakland/San Francisco
Allied Waste
                                               415-626-4000
Fremont
                                               Fee/Pickup: CRV, non-CRV, scrap; large
510-657-3500
                                               quantities
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                               www.sfrecycling.com
www.alliedwasteac.com

Berkeley Recycling center                      goodwill Donation stations
                                               Call for CRV buyback locations
2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
                                               510-534-6666
510-524-0113
                                               Buyback: CRV
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV, foil/pans, scrap
www.berkeleyrecycling.org                      www.goodwill.org

                                               lakeside non-Ferrous Metals
cA Dept of conservation
                                               412 Madison St., Oakland
Call for CRV buyback locations
                                               510-444-5466
800-732-9253
                                               Buyback/Drop-off
Buyback: CRV
                                               Pickup: large quantities
www.conservation.ca.gov
                                               livermore glass
california Waste solutions
                                               2136 Railroad Ave., Livermore
3300 Wood St., Oakland
                                               925-447-6411
510-772-0514
                                               Drop-off: scrap
Drop-off: CRV, foil/pans
                                               www.livermoreglass.com
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
www.californiawastesolutions.com
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national Recycling corp.               Tomra Pacific                                Jeb’s Appliance
1312 Kirkham St., Oakland              Call for CRV buyback locations               847 E. Lewelling Blvd., Hayward
510-268-1022                           800-266-2453                                 510-278-3511
Buyback: CRV                           Buyback: CRV                                 Drop-off/Pickup
Pickup: large quantities
www.nationalrecycle.com                Tri-ceD community Recycling                  low cost Appliances
                                       33377 Western Ave., Union City               6451 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
nexcycle Recycling centers             510-471-3850                                 510-658-4404
Call for CRV buyback locations         Buyback: CRV, foil/pans                      Fee/Drop-off/Pickup
800-883-2274
Buyback: CRV                           Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off     PARcA
www.nexcyclecalifornia.com             4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore                 Bay Area Service
                                       925-447-0491                                 877-997-2722
norcal Waste services of Alameda       Drop-off site only                           Pickup: small appliances
county                                                                              www.parca.org/pickups.htm
520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland       Weisco Recycling
510-267-0852                           Danville                                     st. Vincent de Paul
Fee/Pickup: CRV and non-CRV, scrap;    925-743-8193                                 Call for locations
large quantities only                  Buyback/Pickup: large quantities             800-607-4357
www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda       www.weiscorecycling.com                      Drop-off/Pickup
county.com                                                                          www.svdp.org

Oakland small Business
                                       ANTIFREEzE
                                                                                    The salvation Army
Recycling Program                      See Motor Oil & Oil Filters, Antifreeze,     Call for locations
Pay as you throw collection program    Auto Batteries, page 37.                     800-958-7825
510-238-7283                                                                        Drop-off/Pickup
Fee/Pickup: beverage containers;                                                    www.satruck.com
curbside collection                    ApplIANCES - WORkINg
www.oaklandpw.com/oakrecycles/                                                      Thrift Town
at_work/smallbusiness/                 Reusing appliances conserves valuable
                                       nonrenewable resources by avoiding the       See phone book for locations in
                                       use of new materials that are used in        Fremont, San Leandro
Recycling & Resource Recovery                                                       Drop-off: small appliances
systems                                producing new appliances.
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                                                          urban Ore
925-846-4062                           Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                       123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond                 7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
Buyback: CRV                                                                        510-841-7283(SAVE)
Drop-off: scrap, foil/pans             510-215-4887
                                       Drop-off: small, working                     Drop-off: small appliances
                                       Pickup: large quantities                     www.urbanore.citysearch.com
Refund Recycling
2680 Old First St., Livermore          www.bayarearescue.org
925-606-1435                                                                        ApplIANCES - NOT WORkINg
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV                  Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop
Pickup: large quantities               27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward                 By law, appliances must have hazardous
                                       510-537-7338                                 materials removed prior to recycling.
sims Metal                             Drop-off: small appliances                   Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners,
30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward                                                and water coolers contain ozone-depleting
510-471-6600                           goodwill stores                              refrigerants (CFCs/Freon) that must be
Buyback: CRV, scrap                    Call for locations                           removed by a professional. Do not attempt to
www.sims-group.com                     510-534-6666                                 do this yourself. In most cases an additional
                                       Drop-off: small appliances only              fee is charged for these appliances.
smurfit - stone Recycling              www.goodwill.org
800 - 77th Ave., Oakland                                                            Berkeley Recycling center
510-635-9383                           Habitat for Humanity east Bay Restore        2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
Drop-off: CRV, scrap                   9235 San Leandro St., Oakland                510-524-0113
Pickup: large quantities               510-777-1447                                 Drop-off: no CFCs
www.smurfit-stone.net                  Drop-off/Pickup: must be under 5 years old   www.berkeleyrecycling.org
                                       www.habitateb.org/restore
standard iron & Metal                                                               Berkeley Transfer station /
4525 San Leandro St, Oakland           J. caseber Washers & Dryers                  Oil Recycling Depot
510-535-0222                           1908 - 10th St., Berkeley                    1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV, scrap           510-548-4419                                 510-981-7270
Pickup: large quantities               Drop-off/Pickup                              Fee/Drop-off: all appliances
www.standardiron.net                                                                www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw
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custom Alloy scrap
2730 Peralta St., Oakland
                                              ART & EDUCATIONAl mATERIAlS
510-893-6476                                  - REUSE
Fee/Drop-off: no Freon
www.customalloy.com                           Bay Area Rescue Mission
                                              123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond
                                              510-215-4887


                                                                                            Why is
D c Metals / W c Rose                         Drop-off: books, toys, games;
2399 Davis St., San Leandro                   Pickup: large quantities
510-569-2255                                  www.bayarearescue.org
Fee/Drop-off: all appliances
Pickup: large quantities
www.dcmetals.com
                                              Books for the Barrios
                                              2350 - D Whitman Rd., Concord
                                              925-687-7701
                                                                                            there a
                                                                                            fee to take
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park   Drop-off: school/art supplies, toys, games,
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                   books, software
510-638-2303                                  www.booksforthebarrios.com


                                                                                            away my
Fee/Drop-off: all appliances
www.wm.com                                    Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                              116 North L St., Livermore
Dull One                                      925-449-7702
Hayward
510-377-4667
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                              Drop-off: school/art supplies, toys, games
                                              www.bvyr.org

                                              children’s Hospital
                                                                                            old fridge?
Fry’s Machinery & Metals                      747 - 52nd St., Oakland
1845 W. Winton Ave., Hayward                  510-428-3471
510-276-4344                                  Drop-off: new toys, games, art supplies       Most older refrigerators,
Fee/Drop-off                                  www.childrenshospitaloakland.org              freezers, and air-conditioners
J. caseber Washers & Dryers                   DR3                                           contain ozone-depleting
1908 - 10th St., Berkeley                     1960 Williams St., San Leandro                refrigerants (CFCs/Freon)
510-548-4419                                  510-351-0520                                  that must be removed by a
Drop-off/Pickup                               Pickup: large quantities                      professional. Each molecule
                                              audio/videotapes, maps, magazines,
JAcO environmental                            musical instruments, manual typewriters,      of a CFC can destroy more than
Serves all of Alameda County                  sewing machines, buttons                      100,000 molecules of the
800-741-0172                                  www.svdp.us/mainsite/recycling/dr3.html       earth’s protective ozone layer.
Fee/Pickup: small quantities                                                                Appliance recyclers capture
www.appliancerecycling.com                    east Bay Depot for creative Reuse
                                              4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland                  CFCs and avoid releasing them
Jeb’s Appliance                               510-547-6470                                  into the air. Do not attempt to
847 E. Lewelling Blvd., Hayward               Drop-off/Pickup: school/art supplies, toys,   do this yourself.
510-278-3511                                  games, software
Drop-off/Pickup                               www.creativereuse.org

                                              goodwill stores
Pleasanton Transfer station                   Call for locations
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
                                              510-534-6666
925-846-2042
                                              Drop-off: school/art supplies, toys, games
Fee/Drop-off
                                              www.goodwill.org
www.pleasantongarbageservice.com
                                              Mannequin Madness
sims Metal                                    2020 Dennison St., Suite 15, Oakland
30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward          510-444-0650
510-471-6600                                  Buyback/Pickup: mannequins
Drop-off/Pickup: large quantities             www.mannequinmadness.com
www.sims-group.com

Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off
4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
925-447-0491
Fee/Drop-off: non-working appliances
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Oakland Public schools - Music Dept.
314 E. 10th St., Oakland
                                             ASpHAlT, BRICk, CONCRETE,                       Raisch Products
                                                                                             Fremont, San Jose, Sunnyvale
510-879-8116                                 gRAvEl, pORCElAIN - RECYClE                     408-227-9222
Drop-off/Pickup: musical instruments                                                         Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete, broken
                                             AJ Hauling                                      brick, porcelain, roofing tile
RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching            Berkeley                                        www.raischproducts.com
1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose               510-665-4329
408-451-1420                                 Fee/Pickup: concrete                            Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off
Drop-off/Pickup: school/art supplies,                                                        4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
toys, games, software                        Altamont landfill                               925-447-0491
www.raft.net                                 10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore              Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete
                                             800-449-6349
                                             Fee/Drop-off
scRAP                                                                                        Vulcan Materials
                                             www.wm.com
801 Toland St., San Francisco                                                                501 El Charro Rd., Pleasanton
415-647-1746                                                                                 925-485-1279
Drop-off/Pickup: school/art supplies,        Aman environmental construction                 Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete, gravel
toys, games, software                        8300 Baldwin St., Oakland                       www.vulcanmaterials.com
www.scrap-sf.org                             510-553-0110
                                             Fee/Drop-off: asphalt (grindings), concrete
                                             www.amanenvironmental.com                       Zanker Road Resource Management
st. Vincent de Paul                                                                          705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose
Call for locations                           Berkeley Transfer station /                     408-263-2384
800-607-4357                                                                                 Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, bricks, concrete
Drop-off: school/art supplies, toys, games   Oil Recycling Depot                             with rebar, porcelain
www.svdp.org                                 1201- 2nd St., Berkeley                         www.z-best.com
                                             510-981-7270
                                             Fee/Drop-off: concrete
st. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room
675 - 23rd St., Oakland
                                             Pickup: large quantities                        AUDIO & vIDEOTApES, BOOkS,
                                             www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw
510-451-7676                                                                                 CDs, DvDs, RECORDS - REUSE
Drop-off: children’s toys, books             Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park
                                             2615 Davis St., San Leandro                     Agape Villages
The salvation Army                           510-638-2303                                    San Ramon
Call for locations                           Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete, gravel,        925-866-3020
800-958-7825                                 porcelain                                       Drop-off: children’s audio/videotapes,
Drop-off: school/art supplies, toys, games   www.wm.com                                      books, software, CDs
www.satruck.com                                                                              www.agapevillages.org
                                             Dutra Materials
Tinker’s Workshop                            961 Western Dr., Richmond                       AuralTech cD Refinishing
84 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley                     510-970-7710                                    Mail-in program
510-644-2577                                 Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete, concrete       888-454-3223
Drop-off: chemistry equipment                with rebar                                      Fee/Mail-in Program: repairs damaged
www.tinkersworkshop.org                      www.dutragroup.com                              CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs
                                                                                             www.auraltech.com
urban Ore                                    east Bay Rock
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley               Oakland                                         Berkeley Public library
510-841-7283(SAVE)                           510-986-0964                                    2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley
Drop-off: school/art supplies, fabric,       Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete                 510-981-6100
buttons, beads                               www.eastbayrock.com                             Drop-off: audio/videotapes, books
www.urbanore.citysearch.com                                                                  www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
                                             granite Rock Recycling
Western service Workers union                100 Granite Rock Way, San Jose                  Blue Rectangle
Call for location                            408-574-3000                                    1355 Park St., Alameda
Oakland                                      Fee/Drop-off: asphalt, concrete                 510-337-0750
510-832-2111                                 www.graniterock.com                             Drop-off: books, DVDs, CDs, audiotapes,
Drop-off: school supplies, toys, games                                                       and LPs
                                             landfill Management                             Pickup: large quantities
                                             4001 W. Winton Ave., Hayward                    www.bluerectangle.com
                                             510-784-0825
                                             Fee/Drop-off                                    Books for the Barrios
                                                                                             2350 - D Whitman Rd., Concord
                                             Pleasanton Transfer station                     925-687-7701
                                             3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                      Drop-off: books, current magazines
                                             925-846-2042                                    www.booksforthebarrios.com
                                             Fee/Drop-off: broken porcelain toilets, sinks
                                             www.pleasantongarbageservice.com
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Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store       goodwill stores
116 North L St., Livermore                  Call for locations
925-449-7702                                510-534-6666
Drop-off: books, audio/videotapes,          Drop-off: books, CDs, records,
records, CDs, software                      audio/videotapes
www.bvyr.org                                www.goodwill.org

children’s Book Project                     Kaiser Permanente Medical center
530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland                 901 Nevin Ave., Richmond
510-238-2301                                510-307-2539
Drop-off: children’s books (no textbooks)   Drop-off: adult and children’s books
www.childrensbookproject.org
                                            Oakland Technology exchange West
children’s Hospital                         1680 - 14th St., Oakland
747 - 52nd St., Oakland                     510-893-4822
510-428-3471                                Drop-off/Pickup: software applications


                                                                                      What do I
Drop-off: gently used children’s books      www.otxwest.org
www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
                                            RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching
DR3                                         1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
1960 Williams St., San Leandro
510-351-0520
Pickup: audio/videotapes, books, records;
                                            408-451-1420
                                            Drop-off/Pickup: audio/videotapes, CDs,
                                            jewel cases, diskettes, software
                                                                                      do with my
                                                                                      old CDs?
large quantities                            www.raft.net
www.svdp.us/mainsite/recycling/dr3.html
                                            scRAP
east Bay Depot for creative Reuse           801 Toland St., San Francisco
4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland                415-647-1746
510-547-6470                                Drop-off/Pickup: audio/videotapes,        Every year, Americans throw
Drop-off: audio/videotapes, books           books, CDs, records                       away 3 to 4 million CDs. Instead
www.creativereuse.org                       www.scrap-sf.org
                                                                                      of adding to the landfill, you
                                            st. Vincent de Paul
                                                                                      can find options for reusing
Friends of the Albany library
1247 Marin Ave., Albany                     Call for locations                        and recycling CDs and other
510-526-3720                                800-607-4357                              media. See options listed on
Drop-off: books, audio/videotapes,          Drop-off: books, CDs, records,            pages 20 – 21.
magazines                                   audio/videotapes
www.aclibrary.org                           www.svdp.org

Friends of the Berkeley library             st. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room
2433 Channing Way, Berkeley                 675 - 23rd St., Oakland
510-841-5604                                510-451-7676
Drop-off: books, audio/videotapes,          Drop-off: children’s books
records, CDs
www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/support/      The salvation Army
friends.html                                Call for locations
                                            800-958-7825
Friends of the Oakland library              Drop-off: books, CDs, records,
721 Washington St., Oakland                 audio/videotapes
510-444-0473                                www.satruck.com
Drop-off: books, audio/videotapes,
records, CDs                                Thrift Town
www.fopl.org                                See phone book for locations in
                                            Fremont, San Leandro
Friends of the san leandro library          Drop-off: books, audio/videotapes,
300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro             records, CDs
510-577-3986
Drop-off: books, audio books, CDs, DVDs     Tinker’s Workshop
www.sanleandrolibrary.org                   84 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley
                                            510-644-2577
Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop    Drop-off: technical how-to books
27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward                www.tinkersworkshop.org
510-537-7338
Drop-off: audio/videotapes, books, CDs
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Tom’s computer Warehouse
Emeryville
                                            Friends of the Albany library
                                            1247 Marin Avenue, Albany
                                                                                        BATTERIES - AUTOmOTIvE
510-654-1080                                510-526-3720                                See Motor Oil & Oil Filters, Antifreeze,
Drop-off: diskettes, CDs                    www.aclibrary.org                           Auto Batteries, page 37.
www.tomscomputerwarehouse.net
                                            g.B. industrial
Toy-go-Round                                1528 Atlantic Street, Union City
                                                                                        BATTERIES - HOUSEHOlD &
1361 Solano Ave., Albany                    510-489-0881                                RECHARgEABlE
510-527-1363                                Pickup: CDs/laser disks; large quantities
Buyback/Drop-off: toys, games,              www.gbimcorp.com                            By law, all household and rechargeable
children’s books                                                                        batteries cannot be thrown into the trash
www.etoygoround.com                         greenDisk                                   and must be recycled. Batteries of all
                                            National Program                            types contain harmful and caustic
urban Ore                                   800-305-3475                                materials. Household or disposable
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley              Fee/Mail-in program: disks, tapes, CDs,     batteries can be properly disposed of at
510-841-7283(SAVE)                          CD/jewel cases, videotapes, ink             one of the Alameda County Household
Buyback/Drop-off: audio/video tapes,        cartridges, diskettes                       Hazardous Waste facilities. For more
books, records, CDs                         www.greendisk.com                           information, see page 13.
www.urbanore.citysearch.com
                                            Hackett electronics                         Alameda county Household Hazardous
VA Outpatient clinic                        1260 N. 13th St., San Jose                  Waste Program
4951 Arroyo Rd., Livermore                  408-283-9000                                Locations in Fremont, Hayward,
925-373-4700                                Drop-off: CDs/laser disks                   Livermore, Oakland
Drop-off: books, current magazines          www.hackettelec.com                         800-606-6606
                                                                                        Free drop-off: all types of batteries
                                                                                        www.household-hazwaste.org
AUDIO & vIDEOTApES,                         MBA Polymers
                                            Richmond
DISkETTES, CDs, DvDs -                      510-231-9031
                                                                                        AeRc Recycling solutions
                                                                                        30677 Huntwood Ave., Hayward
RECYClE                                     Fee/Pickup: CDs; large quantities
                                                                                        510-429-1129
                                            www.mbapolymers.com
                                                                                        Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: all types; large
Alameda county computer                                                                 quantities
Resource center                             MRc Polymers                                www.aercrecycling.com
1501 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley               National Program
510-528-4052                                773-890-9000                                Alameda county computer
Fee/Drop-off: diskettes, CDs                Mail-in program: CD/Jewel cases, CDs,       Resource center
www.accrc.org                               laser disks                                 1501 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley
                                            www.mrcpolymers.com                         510-528-4052
BarterBee.com, inc.                                                                     Drop-off
Fee/Mail-in Program: CDs, DVDs, and         Polymer Recovery services                   www.accrc.org
video games                                 Santa Clara
www.BarterBee.com                           408-748-9715                                Art’s Automotive
                                            Pickup: CDs; large quantities               2871 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
computer Recycling center                                                               510-540-7093
370 W. Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale           super link Plastic                          Fee/Drop-off: household only
888-887-3372                                888 - 92nd Ave., Oakland                    www.artsautomotive.com
Fee/Drop-off: diskettes                     510-568-1086
www.crc.org                                 Buyback/Pickup/Drop-off: CDs, jewel         AT&T Wireless
                                            cases; large quantities                     See phone book for locations
                                            www.superlinkusa.com                        Drop-off: rechargeable batteries only
ecodisk
National Program                                                                        www.cingular.com
888-797-7638                                Tom’s computer Warehouse
Fee/Mail-in service/Pickup: disks, CDs,     Emeryville                                  Berkeley Recycling center
tapes                                       510-654-1080                                2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
www.ecodisk.com                             Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: diskettes              510-524-0113
                                            www.tomscomputerwarehouse.net               Drop-off: household only; small quantities
e-cycle electronic Waste Recycling                                                      www.berkeleyrecycling.org
2442 Research Dr., Livermore                Weird stuff Warehouse
925-371-1050                                384 W. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale             circuit city
Fee/Drop-off: videotapes, CDs, diskettes,   408-743-5650                                See phone book for locations
jewel cases, computer books                 Buyback/Drop-off: software                  Drop-off: rechargeable batteries only
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                www.weirdstuff.com                          www.circuitcity.com/ccd/locator.do
www.ecycle.info
                                                                                                      A – Z Directory   23
iKeA                                        Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
4400 Shellmound St., Emeryville             116 North L St., Livermore
510-420-4532                                925-449-7702


                                                                                       Why can’t I
Drop-off: residential quantities            Drop-off
www.ikea.com                                www.bvyr.org

                                            cyclepath

                                                                                       toss my old
Pete’s Ace Hardware
2569 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley     22510 Foothill Blvd., Hayward
510-581-7633                                510-881-5177
Drop-off: small quantities                  Drop-off
www.peteshardware.com

Philip services
                                            www.cyclepathhayward.com

                                            cycles of change
                                                                                       batteries in
                                                                                       the trash?
Benicia                                     510- 595-4625
877-748-3040                                Drop-off: call for locations
Fee/Pickup: all types; large quantities     www.cyclesofchange.org
www.philipnow.com
                                            Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop
Radio shack                                 27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward               State law requires that
Bay Area Service                            510-537-7338
                                            Drop-off
                                                                                       all types of household and
800-843-7422
                                                                                       rechargeable batteries be
Drop-off: rechargeable, household,
and button                                  goodwill stores                            recycled. Batteries can be
www.radioshack.com                          Call for locations                         recycled at:
                                            510-534-6666
                                            Drop-off                                   •	All	Alameda	County	
Rechargeable Battery Recycling corp.
Call for information on dozens of outlets   www.goodwill.org                             Household Hazardous Waste
National Program                                                                         (HHW) facilities; see page 11
800-822-8837                                Karim cycle                                  for information.
Drop-off: rechargeable batteries            2800 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
www.rbrc.org                                510-841-2181                               •	Many	residential	curbside	
                                            Drop-off: also accepts bike parts, and       recycling programs now
                                            accessories                                  accept household batteries.
Recyclights
                                            www.teamkarim.com
San Leandro                                                                              See Recycling Collection,
800-884-8982                                                                             pages 46 – 47 for more infor-
Drop-off: rechargeable batteries            Missing link
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                1961 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley                 mation.
www.recyclights.com                         510-843-4763
                                            Buyback/Drop-off: bicycles, bike parts
                                                                                       •	Many	retailers	now	collect	
                                            and accessories                              batteries; see listings on
safety Kleen
Oakland
                                            www.missinglink.org                          pages 22 – 23.
510-832-7942                                                                           More information on recycling
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                PARcA
                                            Bay Area Service                           batteries, fluorescent bulbs,
www.safety-kleen.com
                                            877-997-2722                               and other universal waste can
staples
                                            Pickup                                     be found on page 13.
                                            www.parca.org/pickups.htm
See phone book for locations
Drop-off: rechargeable batteries
www.staples.com                             Play it Again sports
                                            5548 Springdale Ave., Pleasanton
                                            925-734-6750
Target
                                            Buyback/Drop-off
See phone book for store locations
                                            www.playitagainsports.com
800-440-0680
Drop-off: rechargeable batteries
www.target.com                              Recycles Bike shop
                                            3120 Sacramento St., Berkeley
                                            510-665-1889
BICYClES - REUSE                            Buyback/Drop-off

Agape Villages                              st. Vincent de Paul
San Ramon                                   Call for locations
925-866-3020                                800-607-4357
Drop-off                                    Drop-off
www.agapevillages.org                       www.svdp.org
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The salvation Army                            Myers container Management services             Reusable lumber company
Call for locations                            21301 Cloud Way, Hayward                        P.O. Box 620327, Woodside
800-958-7825                                  800-272-6202                                    650-529-9122
Drop-off                                      Drop-off: buckets, all types of drums           Pickup: doors, lumber, windows
www.satruck.com                               Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    www.reusablelumber.com
                                              www.myerscontainer.com
Thrift Town                                                                                   The sink Factory
See phone book for locations in               Questar                                         2140 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Fremont, San Leandro                          Hayward                                         510-540-8193
Drop-off                                      510-324-1333                                    Buyback/Drop-off/Pickup: sinks, tile,
                                              Drop-off: metal, plastic drums                  bathtubs, toilets, bathroom fixtures
Trips for Kids / The Recyclery                Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    www.sinkfactory.com
610 - 4th St., San Rafael                     www.questarusa.com
415-458-2986                                                                                  This & That used Building Materials
Drop-off: bicycles, bike parts, accessories   super link Plastic                              1701 Rumrill Blvd., San Pablo
www.tripsforkids.org                          888 - 92nd Ave., Oakland                        510-232-1273
                                              510-568-1086                                    Buyback/Drop-off/Pickup: bathroom
urban Ore                                     Buyback/Pickup: buckets; large                  fixtures, doors, windows, hardware, tools,
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley                quantities                                      brick, tile/masonry, toilets, sinks, wire,
510-841-7283(SAVE)                            www.superlinkusa.com                            lighting, lumber, ironwork, tools,
Buyback/Drop-off                                                                              cabinets
www.urbanore.citysearch.com
                                              BUIlDINg mATERIAlS - REUSE                      urban Ore
                                                                                              7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
BOOkS - REUSE                                 Donating and/or buying used and
                                                                                              510-841-7283(SAVE)
                                              reusable building materials is an
                                                                                              Buyback/Drop-off: bathroom fixtures,
See Audio & Videotapes, Books, CDs, DVDs,     important way to help keep valuable
                                                                                              doors, windows, hardware, brick, tile/
Records - Reuse, page 20.                     resources out of landfills. Patronage of
                                                                                              masonry, toilets, sinks, wire, lighting,
                                              these businesses and services conserves
                                                                                              lumber, ironwork, cabinets
BOOkS - RECYClE                               resources and sustains job trades and
                                              skills. To learn about Green Building,
                                                                                              www.urbanore.citysearch.com

See Paper & Cardboard - Recycle, page 40.     see page 5.
                                                                                              Whole House Building supply & salvage
                                              Building Resources                              1955 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto
BUCkETS & DRUmS - RECYClE                     San Francisco                                   650-856-0634
                                              415-285-7814                                    Drop-off: bathroom fixtures, doors,
Most plastic buckets and drums are            Buyback/Drop-off: bathroom fixtures,            windows, hardware, tile/masonry,
made for HDPE #2 plastic.                     doors, windows, hardware, brick, toilets,       toilets, sinks, wire, lighting, brick,
                                              tile/masonry, toilets, sinks, wire, lighting,   lumber, ironwork, cabinets
Amigo environmental                           lumber, ironwork, cabinets                      www.driftwoodsalvage.com
760 Market Ave., Richmond                     www.buildingresources.org
800-995-7714
Buyback/Drop-off: HDPE #2 plastic             c & K salvage
                                                                                              CAR & vEHIClE DONATIONS
drums, buckets, toters                        718 Douglas Ave., Oakland
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                                                                  There are several organizations that will
                                              510-569-2070                                    accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, and
www.amigoenvironmental.com                    Drop-off: bathroom fixtures, doors, sinks,      boats for donation, in working or non-
                                              hardware, brick, tile/masonry, lumber           working condition. Below are a few list-
containers unlimited
10901 Russet St., Oakland                                                                     ings and websites where you can select
                                              Habitat for Humanity east Bay Restore           to which nonprofit organization you’d
510-430-0513                                  9235 San Leandro St., Oakland
Drop-off: buckets, metal/plastic drums                                                        like to donate your vehicle.
                                              510-777-1447
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                                                                  www.cars4charities.org
                                              Drop-off/Pickup: bathroom fixtures,
containersunlimited.com                       doors, windows, hardware, toilets, sinks,             1-866-448-3487
                                              wire, lighting, lumber, ironwork, cabinets,     www.onlinecardonation.org
                                              tools, insulation                                     1-888-228-7320
g.B. industrial
                                              www.habitateb.org/restore                       www.cars4causes.net
1528 Atlantic Street, Union City
510-489-0881                                                                                        1-800-242-7489
Fee/Pickup: plastic drums/buckets;            Ohmega salvage
large quantities                              2407 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley                   Bay Area Rescue Mission
www.gbimcorp.com                              510-843-7368                                    123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond
                                              Buyback/Drop-off: pre-1940s sinks,              510-215-4887
Materials Reuse                               toilets, hardware, doors, windows,              Drop-off/Pickup
Oakland                                       bathtubs, bricks                                www.bayarearescue.org
510-435-8988                                  www.ohmegasalvage.com
Fee/Pickup: plastic drums/buckets;
large quantities
                                                                                                         A – Z Directory   25
east Bay sPcA                               scRAP
8323 Baldwin St., Oakland                   801 Toland St., San Francisco
510-569-0702                                415-647-1746
Drop-off/Pickup                             Drop-off/Pickup: usable carpet samples
www.eastbayspca.org                         and padding, min. 18"x18"
                                            www.scrap-sf.org
goodwill
510-698-7208
Pickup
                                            The Reuse People
                                            9235 San Leandro St., Oakland
                                                                                          What’s so
                                                                                          important
www.eastbaygoodwill.org                     888-588-9490
                                            Drop-off/Pickup: usable carpet/padding
PARcA                                       www.thereusepeople.org
Bay Area Service
877-997-2722
Pickup
www.parca.org/pickups.htm
                                            urban Ore
                                            7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
                                            510-841-7283(SAVE)
                                                                                          about
                                                                                          buying
                                            Drop-off: usable carpet/padding
save The Bay                                www.urbanore.citysearch.com
Oakland


                                                                                          recycled
510-452-9261                                Whole House Building supply & salvage
Pickup                                      1955 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto
www.savesfbay.org/support/cardonation.cfm   650-856-0634
                                            Drop-off: usable carpet/padding
st. Vincent de Paul
Call for locations
510-636-4245
                                            www.driftwoodsalvage.com

                                            CARpET, CARpET pADDINg
                                                                                          stuff?
Pickup
                                            & pOlYURETHANE FOAm -
The salvation Army                          RECYClE                                       When you buy recycled
Call for locations                                                                        items, you save resources and
800-958-7825                                Bob’s Foam Factory                            complete the recycling loop.
Pickup                                      4055 Pestana Pl., Fremont
www.satruck.com
                                                                                          Look for the “Post-consumer
                                            510-657-2420
                                            Drop-off: polyurethane foam                   Content” on the label that tells
Volunteers of America Auto Donations        Pickup: large quantities                      you the materials have been
Oakland                                     www.bobsfoam.com                              recovered after use by consumers.
800-559-5458
Pickup                                      chamlian enterprises, inc.
www.voaba.org                               2360 South Orange Ave., Fresno
                                            800-399-8597
                                            Fee/Pickup: large quantities
CARDBOARD                                   No fee/drop-off
                                            www.chamlian.com
See Paper & Cardboard - Recycle, page 40.
                                            Danny’s Padding & Foam Recycling
CARpET & pADDINg - REUSE                    1745 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara
                                            408-492-9033
Philanthropy By Design                      Drop-off: carpet padding, polyurethane foam
1355 Market St., San Francisco              Pickup: large quantities
415-380-9568
Drop-off: usable carpet/padding             Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park
www.pbd.org                                 2615 Davis St., San Leandro
                                            510-638-2303
RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching           Fee/Drop-off: carpet padding
1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose              www.wm.com
408-451-1420
Drop-off/Pickup: samples                    sF carpet Recycling
www.raft.net                                1588 Carroll Ave., San Francisco
                                            415-671-2921
Reusable lumber company                     Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: large quantities
P.O. Box 620327, Woodside
650-529-9122
Drop-off: usable carpet/padding
www.reusablelumber.com
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sunrise Pad & Foam                     Verizon Wireless                              emergency shelter Program
2781 Teagarden St., San Leandro        See phone book for locations                  Hayward
510-352-9185                           800-256-4646                                  510-786-1181
Buyback/Drop-off: carpet padding,      Drop-off: cellular phones                     Drop-off: women’s professional apparel
polyurethane foam                      www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/storelocator/
Pickup: large quantities               index.jsp                                     Fashion After Passion
                                                                                     1205 Lincoln Ave., Alameda
CEllUlAR TElEpHONES &                  CHRISTmAS TREES                               510-769-6667
                                                                                     Buyback/Drop-off: maternity/baby clothing
HANDHElD DEvICES                       All cities in Alameda County provide
                                       recycling of yard trimmings year-round.       Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop
See also Computers & Electronics -                                                   27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward
                                       Call your garbage service provider for
Reuse & Recycle, page 27.                                                            510-537-7338
                                       information on tree recycling during
                                       the holiday season. See Recycling             Drop-off: clean, wearable garments
A.s.i. cyber e-Waste Recycling
                                       Collection, pages 46 – 47.
33367 Croation Way, Union City
510-468-2642                                                                         goodwill stores
Drop-off                               ClOTHINg, REmNANTS &                          Call for locations
                                                                                     510-534-6666
www.recycle1234.com
                                       TExTIlE - REUSE & RECYClE                     Drop-off: clean, wearable garments,
                                                                                     clothing scraps
AT&T Wireless                          Most thrift shops accept used clothing        www.goodwill.org
See phone book for locations           for resale.
Drop-off: cellular telephones
www.cingular.com                                                                     One World Running
                                       Agape Villages                                National Program
                                       San Ramon                                     303-473-1314
Best Buy                               925-866-3020
See phone book for locations                                                         Mail-in program: running shoes and
                                       Drop-off: children’s clothes, jackets         apparel
Drop-off: cellular phones              www.agapevillages.org
www.bestbuy.com                                                                      www.boulder-running.com/oneworldrunning/
                                                                                     shoedrop.php
                                       Bay Area Rescue Mission
call to Protect                        123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond
                                       510-215-4887                                  PARcA
National Program
                                       Drop-off: clean, wearable garments            Bay Area Service
888-901-SAFE
                                       Pickup: large quantities                      877-997-2722
Mail-in program: cellular telephones
                                       www.bayarearescue.org                         Pickup: clean, wearable garments, fabric
for domestic abuse victims
                                                                                     www.parca.org/pickups.htm
www.donateaphone.com
                                       Books for the Barrios
cellforcash.com                        2350 - D Whitman Rd., Concord                 Philanthropy By Design
National Program                       925-687-7701                                  1355 Market St., San Francisco
800-503-8026                           Drop-off: clean, wearable garments            415-380-9568
Buyback/Mail-in Program: cellular      www.booksforthebarrios.com                    Drop-off: fabric
telephones                                                                           www.pbd.org
www.cellforcash.com                    Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                       116 North L St., Livermore                    RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching
circuit city                           925-449-7702                                  1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
See phone book for locations           Drop-off: clean, wearable garments            408-451-1420
Drop-off: cellular telephones          www.bvyr.org                                  Drop-off/Pickup: clean fabric, remnants,
www.circuitcity.com/ccd/locator.do                                                   yarn
                                       crisis Pregnancy center                       www.raft.net
ewaste solutions                       33523 Western Ave., Union City
Bay Area                               510-487-4357                                  scRAP
925-437-9558                           Drop-off: maternity/baby clothes              801 Toland St., San Francisco
www.ewastesolutions.org                                                              415-647-1746
                                       Davis street Family Resource center           Drop-off/Pickup: fabric, remnants, yarns
staples                                3081 Teagarden St., San Leandro               www.scrap-sf.org
See phone book for locations           510-347-4620
Drop-off: cellular phones              Drop-off: clean, wearable clothing, jackets   square Meals Project
www.staples.com                        www.davisstreet.org                           2607 Ellsworth St., Berkeley
                                                                                     510-649-8154
universal Waste Management, inc.       east Bay sPcA                                 Pickup: clean, wearable garments,
721 37th Ave., Oakland                 8323 Baldwin St., Oakland                     blankets, towels and toiletries
888-832-9839                           510-569-0702
www.unwaste.com                        Drop-off: towels, blankets, pillowcases,
                                       comforters, small rugs
                                       www.eastbayspca.org
                                                                                                        A – Z Directory   27
st. Vincent de Paul                         A to Z Recycling
Call for locations                          Oakland
800-607-4357                                510-943-2161
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments          Free Pick-up: TVs, computers, monitors,
www.svdp.org                                VCRs, cellular phones

st. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room        Aaron Metals
675 - 23rd St., Oakland                     750 - 105th Ave., Oakland                   I just got a new flat-screen TV.
510-451-7676                                510-569-6767


                                                                                        What do I
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments          Buyback/Drop-off: non-working computers
                                            Pickup: large quantities only
The salvation Army                          www.aaronmetals.com
Call for locations
800-958-7825
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments
www.satruck.com
                                            Access 2 Technology
                                            Oakland
                                            510-393-6242
                                                                                        do with my
                                                                                        old TV?
                                            Drop-off: working Macintosh computers,
Thrift Town                                 monitors, peripherals
See phone book for locations in             www.a2t.org
Fremont, San Leandro
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments          AcQ Office/electronic
                                            Waste Management
united Textile                              27607 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
San Leandro                                 866-335-3373
510-276-2288                                No-fee/Drop-off: computers, monitors,
Pickup: fabric, textile; large quantities   peripherals, home/office electronics,
www.unitedtextileinc.com                    handhelds, TVs
                                            Pickup: large quantities
urban Ore                                   www.noewaste.com
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
510-841-7283(SAVE)                          AeR Worldwide
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments          42744 Boscell Rd., Fremont
www.urbanore.citysearch.com                 510-300-0500
                                            Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: computers, monitors,
                                            cellular telephones
VA Outpatient clinic
                                            Pickup: large quantities
4951 Arroyo Rd., Livermore
925-373-4700
                                            www.aerworldwide.com
Drop-off: clean, wearable garments
                                            AeRc Recycling solutions
Wardrobe for Opportunity
                                            30677 Huntwood Ave., Hayward                Electronic waste accounts
                                            510-429-1129                                for 70 percent of the overall
570 14th St., 5, Oakland
                                            Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: computers, monitors,
510-463-4100                                                                            toxic waste that you currently
                                            office electronics; large quantities
Drop-off: women’s and men’s professional                                                find in landfills. In addition to
                                            www.aercrecycling.com
apparel, accessories
www.wardrobe.org
                                                                                        valuable metals like aluminum,
                                            Alameda county computer                     electronics often contain
Western service Workers union               Resource center                             hazardous materials like lead
                                            1501 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley
Call for location                                                                       and mercury. When placed in
Oakland                                     510-528-4052
                                            No Fee/Drop-off: computers, monitors,       a landfill, these materials can
510-832-2111
Drop-off: clean/wearable professional       TVs, peripherals, handhelds, home/office    contaminate soil as well as
apparel                                     electronics                                 drinking water.
                                            Pickup: large quantities
                                            www.accrc.org
COmpUTERS & ElECTRONICS -                                                               Donate or recycle your TV at one
REUSE & RECYClE                             Allied Waste/e-cycling center               of the locations listed on this
                                            42600 Boyce Rd., Fremont                    page. For more information about
A.s.i. cyber e-Waste Recycling              510-657-3500                                recycling electronic waste, see
33367 Croation Way, Union City              Fremont residents only
                                            Drop-off: TVs, monitors, peripherals,
                                                                                        page 12.
510-468-2642
Drop-off/Pickup                             computers, home/office electronics
www.recycle1234.com                         www.ci.fremont.ca.us/Environment/
                                            default.htm
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ARc international                             east Bay conservation corps                     iBM Pc Recycling service
2227 Commerce Pl., Hayward                    2014 Market St., Oakland                        National Program
510-887-7876                                  510-992-7800                                    Fee/Mail-in program: monitors, computers,
Drop-off: computers, monitors, home/          Drop-off: computers, monitors, TVs              printers, peripherals
office electronics, TVs, cellular phones      Pickup: large quantities                        www-1.ibm.com/financing/dispose/
Fee/Pickup: large quantities only             www.ebcc-school.org                             buyback.html
www.arcic.com
                                              east Bay Recycling                              Oakland Technology exchange West
Berkeley Transfer station /                   1221 B 3rd St., Oakland                         1680 - 14th St., Oakland
Oil Recycling Depot                           510-281-8234                                    510-893-4822
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley                       Drop-off: computers, TVs, monitors,             Drop-off/Pickup: monitors, computers,
510-981-7270                                  VCRs, cellular telephones                       peripherals
Fee/Drop-off: computers, monitors, TVs,       Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    www.otxwest.org
peripherals, home/office electronics
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw                      e-cycle electronic Waste Recycling              Pleasanton Transfer station
                                              2442 Research Dr., Livermore                    3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
Books for the Barrios                         925-371-1050                                    925-846-2042
2350 - D Whitman Rd., Concord                 Fee/Drop-off: working/non-working               Fee/Drop-off: non-working computers,
925-687-7701                                  computers, peripherals, monitors, TVs,          monitors, household electronics, TVs
Drop-off: working computers                   home electronics, cellular telephones,          www.pleasantongarbageservice.com
www.booksforthebarrios.com                    handhelds, software
                                              Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching
                                              www.ecycle.info                                 1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
Bse Recycling                                                                                 408-451-1420
Fremont                                                                                       Drop-off/Pickup: working VCRs,
800-839-5762                                  e-Recycle On us
                                              1271 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek                monitors, computers, peripherals
Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: TVs, computers,                                                          www.raft.net
monitors, office electronics, peripherals     925-934-1515
www.bse-recycling.com                         Drop-off: computers, monitors, TVs,
                                              home/office electronics                         Recycle for Breast cancer
                                              Pickup: large quantities only                   31 Beta Ct. Suite C, San Ramon
Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                              www.erecycleonus.com                            800-315-9580
116 North L St., Livermore
925-449-7702                                                                                  Drop-off/Mail-in: cellular telephones, TVs,
Drop-off: working computers, typewriters      ewaste solutions                                computers, monitors, home electronics
www.bvyr.org                                  Bay Area                                        Pickup: large quantities
                                              925-437-9558                                    www.recycleforbreastcancer.org
                                              Free Drop-off/Pickup
clark Business Machines
                                              www.ewastesolutions.org                         sims Metal
Berkeley
510-843-2326                                                                                  30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward
Drop-off: office electronics                  Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop        510-471-6600
                                              27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward                    Buyback/Drop-off: computers, TVs
clean computer campaign                       510-537-7338                                    Pickup: large quantities
Online Service                                Drop-off: working home electronics,             www.sims-group.com
Bay Area referral service for electronics     computers, monitors, peripherals, TVs
recycling                                                                                     st. Vincent de Paul
www.svtc.igc.org/cleancc/e_platform.          goodwill stores                                 Call for locations
htm                                           Call for locations                              800-607-4357
                                              510-534-6666                                    Drop-off: working home electronics
D c Metals / W c Rose                         Drop-off: working home electronics              www.svdp.org
2399 Davis St., San Leandro                   www.goodwill.org
510-569-2255                                                                                  standard iron & Metal
Fee/Drop-off: non-working computers.                                                          4525 San Leandro St, Oakland
                                              greenDisk
No monitors                                                                                   510-535-0222
                                              National Program
www.dcmetals.com                                                                              Buyback/Drop-off: non-working electronics
                                              800-305-3475
                                                                                              Pickup: large quantities
                                              Fee/Mail-in program: cellular telephones,
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park                                                   www.standardiron.net
                                              pagers, handhelds
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                   www.greendisk.com
510-638-2303                                                                                  staples
Drop-off: non-working monitors, TVs,                                                          See phone book for locations
                                              HMR usA, inc.                                   Drop-off: computers, monitors, laptops,
computers, home/office electronics,           435 - 23rd St., San Francisco
handhelds, cellular telephones, stereos                                                       printers, faxes
                                              415-647-6071                                    www.staples.com
www.wm.com                                    Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: monitors, home/office
                                              electronics, computers, TVs; large quantities
                                              www.hmrusa.com
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The salvation Army                           Weird stuff Warehouse
Call for locations                           384 W. Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale
800-958-7825                                 408-743-5650
Drop-off: working home electronics           Buyback/Drop-off: monitors, peripherals,
www.satruck.com                              software, working and non-working
                                             computers,
Thrift Town                                  www.weirdstuff.com
See phone book for locations in
Fremont, San Leandro
Drop-off: working home electronics           CONCRETE                                      That’s
Tinker’s Workshop
84 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley
510-644-2577
                                             See Asphalt, Bricks, Concrete, Gravel,
                                             Porcelain - Recycle, page 20.                 heavy!
Drop-off/Pickup: camera/video equipment,
                                             CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS -
sewing machines                              mIxED                                         Construction and demolition
www.tinkersworkshop.org
                                             Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park   debris make up 21 percent of
Tom’s computer Warehouse                     2615 Davis St., San Leandro                   waste or 355,000 tons going
Emeryville                                   510-638-2303
                                                                                           to the landfill in Alameda
510-654-1080                                 Fee/Drop-off
Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: computers, VCRs,        www.wm.com                                    County every year.
peripherals, monitors, printers, faxes,
diskettes                                    Zanker Road Resource Management               Consider using deconstruction
www.tomscomputerwarehouse.net                705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose                 services to salvage building
                                             408-263-2384
Tri-ceD community Recycling                  Fee/Drop-off                                  materials for reuse on your
33377 Western Ave., Union City               www.z-best.com                                project, see page 30.
510-471-3850
Drop-off: monitors, computers, TVs,
home/office electronics, handhelds,
                                             COUCHES - REUSE                               To purchase salvaged and
cellular telephones, stereos                                                               reused building materials, see
                                             In most cases, couches and mattresses
                                                                                           page 24.
                                             must be in very good condition to be
united Datatech Distributors/                accepted for reuse/resale.
ecs Refining
705 Reed St., Santa Clara                    Bay Area Rescue Mission
408-998-0700                                 123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond
Fee/Drop-off: computers, monitors, TVs,      510-215-4887
peripherals, office/home electronics,        Drop-off: reusable condition
handhelds                                    Pickup: large quantities
Pickup: large quantities                     www.bayarearescue.org
www.uniteddatatech.com
                                             estates Mattress
universal Waste Management, inc.             1266 - 28th St., Oakland
721 37th Ave., Oakland                       510-625-1200
888-832-9839                                 Drop-off: mattresses, reusable condition
Drop-off/Pickup: computers, monitors,        Pickup: large quantities
home/office electronics, TVs, cellular
telephones                                   Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop
www.unwaste.com                              27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward
                                             510-537-7338
urban Ore                                    Drop-off: reusable condition
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
510-841-7283(SAVE)                           goodwill stores
Buyback/Drop-off: working VCRs, TVs,         Call for locations
handhelds, stereos                           510-534-6666
www.urbanore.citysearch.com                  Drop-off: reusable condition
                                             www.goodwill.org
Valley electronics
1550 Las Plumas Ave, San Jose                st. Vincent de Paul
408-926-4600                                 Call for locations
Drop-off/Pickup: computers, monitors,        800-607-4357
office electronics, VCRs; large quantities   Drop-off: reusable condition
                                             www.svdp.org
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The salvation Army
Call for locations
                                              DISmANTlINg &                              EYEglASSES & HEARINg AIDS -
800-958-7825                                  DECONSTRUCTION                             REUSE
Drop-off: reusable condition
www.satruck.com                               Alco iron & Metal                          Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                              2366 Davis St., San Leandro                116 North L St., Livermore
Thrift Town                                   510-562-1107                               925-449-7702
See phone book for locations in               www.alcometals.com                         Drop-off: eyeglasses
Fremont, San Leandro                                                                     www.bvyr.org
Drop-off: reusable condition                  B & B Demolition
                                              120 Broadway #1, Richmond                  John Tracy clinic
                                                                                         National Program
COUCHES - RECYClINg                           510-231-0208
                                                                                         800-522-4582
                                              Building Resources                         Mail-in program: hearing aids
At the time this guide was printed, there                                                www.jtc.org/h4h/
were no recycling options for couches.        San Francisco
                                              415-285-7814
                                              www.buildingresources.org                  lions center for the Blind
DIRT / ClEAN FIll                                                                        3834 Opal St., Oakland
                                              Reusable lumber company                    510-450-1580
Altamont landfill                             P.O. Box 620327, Woodside                  Drop-off: eyeglasses, hearing aids
10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore                                                       www.lbcenter.org
                                              650-529-9122
800-449-6349
                                              www.reusablelumber.com
Fee/Drop-off                                                                             lions club of livermore
www.wm.com                                                                               1347 Hillview Dr., Livermore
                                              The Reuse People
                                              9235 San Leandro St., Oakland              925-443-4414
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park                                              Drop-off: eyeglasses, hearing aids
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                   888-588-9490
                                                                                         www.LivermoreLions.org
510-638-2303                                  www.thereusepeople.org
Fee/Drop-off                                                                             new eyes For The needy
www.wm.com                                    DRYWAll / SHEETROCk -                      National Program
                                                                                         973-376-4903
landfill Management                           REUSE & RECYClE                            Mail-in program: eyeglasses, hearing aids
4001 W. Winton Ave., Hayward                                                             www.neweyesfortheneedy.org
510-784-0825                                  Altamont landfill
Fee/Drop-off                                  10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore         urban Ore
                                              800-449-6349                               7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley
Pleasanton Transfer station                   Fee/Drop-off: trim/scrap recycling         510-841-7283(SAVE)
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                    www.wm.com                                 Buyback/Drop-off: eyeglasses
925-846-2042                                                                             www.urbanore.citysearch.com
Fee/Drop-off                                  Berkeley Transfer station /
www.pleasantongarbageservice.com              Oil Recycling Depot
                                              1201- 2nd St., Berkeley                    FlUORESCENT lAmpS &
Raisch Products                               510-981-7270                               BAllASTS
Fremont, San Jose, Sunnyvale                  Fee/Drop-off: clean trim debris
408-227-9222                                  Pickup: large quantities                   It is against the law to put mercury
Fee/Drop-off: Milpitas, San Jose sites only   www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw                   containing fluorescent lamps and bulbs
www.raischproducts.com                                                                   into the garbage. Mercury is harmful to
                                              Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off   humans and the environment. Below are
                                              4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore               locations where you can properly and
Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off
                                              925-447-0491                               safely dispose of these materials.
4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
925-447-0491                                  Fee/Drop-off: trim/scrap recycling
                                                                                         Alameda county Household Hazardous
Fee/Drop-off
                                              Zanker Road Resource Management            Waste Program
                                              705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose              Locations in Fremont, Hayward,
Vulcan Materials                                                                         Livermore, Oakland
501 El Charro Rd., Pleasanton                 408-263-2384
                                              Fee/Drop-off: trim/scrap recycling         800-606-6606
925-485-1279                                                                             Free drop-off
Fee/Drop-off                                  www.z-best.com
                                                                                         www.household-hazwaste.org
www.vulcanmaterials.com
                                                                                         AeRc Recycling solutions
                                                                                         30677 Huntwood Ave., Hayward
                                                                                         510-429-1129
                                                                                         Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: large quantities
                                                                                         www.aercrecycling.com
                                                                                                           A – Z Directory   31
Home Depot                                    Bay Area Rescue Mission
National Program                              123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond
Drop-off: residential quantities              510-215-4887
www.homedepot.com                             Drop-off: nonperishable food
                                              www.bayarearescue.org
iKeA
4400 Shellmound St., Emeryville               city of Oakland Hunger Program
510-420-4532
Drop-off: fluorescent bulbs and tubes;
residential quantities
                                              150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 4340,
                                              Oakland
                                              510-238-7754
                                                                                            What should
                                                                                            I do with
www.ikea.com                                  Referral service for food donation programs

Philip services                               Daily Bread Project
Benicia                                       Oakland
877-748-3040
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
www.philipnow.com
                                              510-526-3123
                                              Pickup: all edible food
                                              Oakland/Berkeley area
                                                                                            my old
Recyclights
San Leandro
800-884-8982
                                              Davis street Family Resource center
                                              3081 Teagarden St., San Leandro
                                                                                            fluorescent
                                                                                            lightbulbs
                                              510-347-4620
Drop-off/Fee/Pickup: large quantities         Drop-off: all edible food
www.recyclights.com                           www.davisstreet.org

safety Kleen
Oakland
510-832-7942
                                              emergency shelter Program
                                              Hayward
                                              510-786-1181
                                                                                            and tubes?
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  Drop-off: all edible food
www.safety-kleen.com
                                              Oakland Potluck                               Just like household batteries,
World environmental                           Oakland                                       fluorescent bulbs and tubes
Oakland                                       510-272-0414                                  can’t be thrown away in the
800-428-5232                                  Drop-off/Pickup: all edible food
                                                                                            trash. You can recycle them at
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                              Open Heart Kitchen                            the four Alameda Household
                                              Livermore                                     Hazardous Waste (HHW)
FOOD DONATIONS - EDIBlE                       925-580-1616                                  facilities; see page 11 for
                                              Drop-off/Pickup: all edible food
The organizations listed below will get       www.openheartkitchen.org                      more information.
food to people who need it. Food donors
are protected from liability under the                                                      Additional information on
Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.             square Meals Project
                                              2607 Ellsworth St., Berkeley                  recycling fluorescent bulbs
                                              510-649-8154                                  can be found on page 30.
Alameda county community Food Bank            Pickup: nonperishable food
Oakland
510-635-3663                                  st. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room          Information on universal waste
Drop-off/Pickup: food donations from          675 - 23rd St., Oakland                       can be found on page 13.
local food manufacturers, brokers,            510-451-7676
producers, growers, and retailers;            Drop-off/Pickup: all edible food
products include frozen, canned, fresh,
and packaged goods; large quantities
www.accfb.org                                 Tri-city Volunteers
                                              37350 Joseph St., Fremont
                                              510-793-4583
Alameda Food Bank                             Drop-off/Pickup: all edible food
1900 Thau Way, Alameda                        www.tri-cityvolunteers.org
510-523-5850
Drop-off/Pickup: food donations from
individuals, local food manufacturers,        Western service Workers union
brokers, producers, growers, and retailers;   Call for location
products include frozen, canned, fresh,       Oakland
and packaged goods; large quantities          510-832-2111
www.alamedafoodbank.org                       Drop-off/Pickup: all edible food
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                                               east Bay Depot for creative Reuse              Recycled glassworks
FOOD SCRAp RECYClINg -                         4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
                                               510-547-6470
                                                                                              San Francisco
                                                                                              415-641-5610
COllECTION                                     Drop-off/Pickup: chairs, tables, lamps,        Drop-off/Pickup: plate glass
                                               bookshelves                                    www.recycledglassworks.com
Most cities in Alameda County collect          www.creativereuse.org
food scraps along with yard trimmings.                                                        strategic Materials
See Recycling Collection, pages 46 – 47.       Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop       San Leandro
Backyard composting is an easy way to          27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward                   510-357-0531
recycle food scraps. For discount compost      510-537-7338                                   Fee/Drop-off: plate glass and cullet
bins, see Bay-Friendly Gardening, page 4.      Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves   www.strategicmaterials.com
golden gate Disposal & Recycling
                                               goodwill stores
Oakland/San Francisco
                                               Call for locations
                                                                                              glASS CONTAINERS - RECYClE
415-626-4000
                                               510-534-6666
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                                                                  All residential recycling programs in
                                               Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves
www.sfrecycling.com                                                                           Alameda County collect glass bottles
                                               www.goodwill.org
                                                                                              and jars.
norcal Waste services of Alameda
                                               Philanthropy By Design                         Alameda county industries (Aci)
county
                                               1355 Market St., San Francisco                 San Leandro
520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland
                                               415-380-9568                                   510-357-7282
510-267-0852
                                               Drop-off: usable condition                     Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Fee/Pickup: large quantities only
                                               www.pbd.org                                    www.alamedacountyindustries.com
www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda
county.com
                                               st. Vincent de Paul                            Alliance Metals
Recycle to conserve                            Call for locations                             3426 Peralta St., Oakland
Stockton                                       800-607-4357                                   510-547-2408
209-982-5085                                   Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves   Buyback: CRV
Fee/Pickup: dry food products;                 www.svdp.org                                   Fee/Pickup: large quantities
large quantities
                                               The salvation Army                             Allied Waste
Waste Management of Alameda county             Call for locations                             Fremont
Oakland                                        800-958-7825                                   510-657-3500
510-613-8700                                   Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves   Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                   www.satruck.com                                www.alliedwasteac.com
www.wm.com
                                               Thrift Town                                    Berkeley Recycling center
                                               See phone book for locations in
FURNITURE - REUSE                              Fremont, San Leandro
                                                                                              2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
                                                                                              510-524-0113
                                               Drop-off: reusable condition                   Buyback/Drop-off: CRV
AcQ/electronic Waste Management
27607 Industrial Blvd., Hayward                urban Ore
866-335-3373                                                                                  cA Dept of conservation
                                               7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley                 Call for CRV buyback locations
Buyback/Drop-off/Fee/Pickup: office            510-841-7283(SAVE)
furniture                                                                                     800-732-9253
                                               Buyback/Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps,       Buyback: CRV
www.acqoffice.com                              bookshelves                                    www.conservation.ca.gov
                                               www.urbanore.citysearch.com
Bay Area Rescue Mission
123 MacDonald Ave., Richmond                                                                  california Waste solutions
                                               Western service Workers union                  3300 Wood St., Oakland
510-215-4887                                   Call for location
Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves                                                  510-772-0514
                                               Oakland                                        Drop-off/Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Pickup: large quantities                       510-832-2111
www.bayarearescue.org                                                                         www.californiawastesolutions.com
                                               Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves

Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store                                                         Davis street Recycling center
116 North L St., Livermore                     glASS: WINDOW AND                              2615 Davis St., San Leandro
925-449-7702                                   plATE glASS - RECYClE                          510-638-2303
                                                                                              www.wm.com
Drop-off: chairs, tables, lamps, bookshelves
www.bvyr.org                                   Pick-n-Pull
                                               8451 San Leandro St., Oakland                  east Bay conservation corps
                                               510-729-7010                                   2014 Market St., Oakland
                                               Drop-off: full windshields                     510-992-7800
                                               www.picknpull.com                              Fee/Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities
                                                                                              www.ebcc-school.org
                                                                                                    A – Z Directory   33
el cerrito Recycling center                  Recycling & Resource Recovery systems
7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito                 3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
510-215-4350                                 925-846-4062
Drop-off site only
www.ecrecycling.org
                                             Buyback: CRV

                                             Refund Recycling
                                                                                     Can I put
                                                                                     all types of
golden gate Disposal & Recycling             2680 Old First St., Livermore
Oakland/San Francisco                        925-606-1435
415-626-4000                                 Buyback: CRV
Fee/Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities   Pickup: large quantities
www.sfrecycling.com

goodwill Donation stations
                                             sims Metal
                                             30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward
                                                                                     glass in the
                                                                                     recycling
Call for CRV buyback locations               510-471-6600
510-534-6666                                 Buyback: CRV
Buyback: CRV                                 www.sims-group.com
www.goodwill.org

international Recycling industries, llc
415-445-9112
                                             standard iron & Metal
                                             4525 San Leandro St., Oakland
                                             510-535-0222
                                                                                     bin?
Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities       Buyback: CRV
                                             Pickup: large quantities
                                             www.standardiron.net                    All curbside recycling programs
lakeside non-Ferrous Metals
412 Madison St., Oakland                                                             accept glass bottles and glass
510-444-5466                                 Tomra Pacific                           jars. Making glass from recycled
Buyback: CRV                                 Call for CRV buyback locations
                                                                                     glass uses 32 percent less
                                             800-266-2453
national Recycling corp.                     Buyback/Drop-off: CRV                   energy than making glass from
1312 Kirkham St., Oakland                                                            raw materials.
510-268-1022                                 Tri-ceD community Recycling
Buyback: CRV                                 33377 Western Ave., Union City
                                             510-471-3850
                                                                                     Broken windows, mirrors, and
Pickup: large quantities
www.nationalrecycle.com                      Buyback: CRV                            other types of glass should be
                                                                                     recycled at a specialty recycler
nexcycle Recycling centers                   gREASE & COOkINg OIl                    such as those listed on pages
Call for CRV buyback locations                                                       32 – 33.
800-883-2274                                 Alameda county Household Hazardous
Buyback: CRV                                 Waste Program
Drop-off: Non-CRV                            Locations in Fremont, Hayward,
www.nexcyclecalifornia.com                   Livermore, Oakland
                                             800-606-6606
norcal Waste services of Alameda county      Free drop-off
520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland             www.household-hazwaste.org
510-267-0852
Fee/Pickup: CRV and non-CRV, scrap;          Darling international
large quantities only                        San Francisco
www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda             800-473-4890
county.com                                   Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                             www.darlingii.com
Oakland small Business
Recycling Program
Pay as you throw collection program
                                             eBMuD
510-238-7283                                 (east Bay Municipal utility District)
Fee/Pickup: beverage containers;             2020 Wake Ave., Oakland
curbside collection                          510-287-1651
www.oaklandpw.com/oakrecycles/at_            Drop-off: Up to 15 gallons
work/smallbusiness/                          www.ebmud.com/wastewater/residential_
                                             pollution_prevention

                                             Philip services
                                             Benicia
                                             877-748-3040
                                             Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                             www.philipnow.com
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Pioneer liquid Transport                        less than 2.2 lbs. of extremely hazardous     Zanker Road Resource Management
San Jose                                        waste per month, may participate for a fee.   705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose
800-804-7327                                    www.household-hazwaste.org                    408-263-2384
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                                                                  Fee/Drop-off: treated wood
www.thegreasepumper.com                         AeRc Recycling solutions                      www.z-best.com
                                                30677 Huntwood Ave., Hayward
salinas Tallow                                  510-429-1129
                                                Fee/Pickup: batteries, fluorescent
                                                                                              HEARINg AIDS - REUSE
Salinas
800-621-9000                                    lamps, mercury; large quantities              See Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids - Reuse,
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    www.aercrecycling.com                         page 30.

gREETINg CARDS - REUSE                          Alameda county sheriff                        mATERIAlS ExCHANgE -
                                                Office of Emergency Services
east Bay Depot for creative Reuse
                                                Dublin                                        REUSE
                                                925-803-7800
4695 Telegraph Ave., Oakland                                                                  Materials Exchange outlets are places
                                                Pickup: explosives; call first before
510-547-6470                                                                                  to donate or find useful items, including
                                                transporting any explosive material
Drop-off                                                                                      building materials, remnants, surplus,
www.creativereuse.org                           Altamont landfill
                                                                                              computers, tools, furniture and much,
                                                                                              much more!
                                                10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore
RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching               800-449-6349
1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose                                                                cAlMAX - california Materials
                                                Fee/Drop-off: asbestos, railroad ties,
408-451-1420                                    treated wood, contaminated soil
                                                                                              exchange
Mail-in/Drop-off                                                                              Online Service
                                                www.wm.com
www.raft.net                                                                                  877-520-9703
                                                                                              Drop-off/Pickup/Buyback: exchange
                                                evergreen environmental
                                                                                              service for surplus goods and items
scRAP                                           Newark
                                                800-972-5284
                                                                                              www.calmax.org
801 Toland St., San Francisco
415-647-1746                                    Fee/Pickup: antifreeze, oil, filters,
Drop-off                                        petroleum lubricants, contaminated            excessAccess
www.scrap-sf.org                                water; large quantities                       Online Service
                                                www.evergreenoil.com                          415-242-6041
                                                                                              Drop-off/Pickup: links surplus business
gROCERY BAgS - RECYClE                          First Alert - smoke Detector Disposal         and household items with nonprofits
                                                National Program                              and recyclers
Paper bags are made of the same                 800-323-9005                                  www.excessaccess.com
material as corrugated cardboard boxes.         Mail-in program for First Alert and BRK
They can be recycled together. Plastic          smoke detectors to properly disposal of       Freecycle
grocery bags (#2) and plastic produce           radioactive components                        Online service
bags (#4) can be recycled at most large         www.firstalert.com                            www.freecycle.org
grocery stores. See Plastic Film & Bags -
Recycle, page 42.                               Philip services                               RAFT - Resource Area for Teaching
                                                Benicia                                       1355 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose
HANgERS - REUSE                                 877-748-3040                                  408-451-1420
                                                                                              Drop-off/Pickup: misc. surplus supplies,
                                                Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Many dry cleaners and thrift shops will         www.philipnow.com                             scraps, remnants, etc.
accept hangers for reuse.                                                                     www.raft.net
                                                safety Kleen
                                                Oakland                                       Theatre Bay Area - TMaX
HAzARDOUS WASTE &                               510-832-7942                                  Online Theatre Materials Exchange
mATERIAlS                                       Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  415-430-1140 x18
                                                www.safety-kleen.com                          Drop-off/Pick-up: Set pieces, props,
Alameda county Household Hazardous                                                            costumes, seats, curtains, lighting
Waste Program                                   Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off      instruments, sound systems, office
Locations in Fremont, Hayward,                  4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore                  and computer equipment, paint
Livermore, Oakland                              925-447-0491                                  www.theatrebayarea.org
800-606-6606                                    Fee/Drop-off: treated wood, telephone
Free drop-off for paint, cleaners, solvents,
batteries, motor oil and filters, antifreeze,
                                                poles, railroad ties
                                                                                              mATTRESSES & BOx SpRINgS -
pesticides, fluorescent lamps and               World environmental                           RECYClE
ballasts, needles, sharps, medications,         Oakland
chemicals and pharmaceuticals.                  800-428-5232                                  Altamont landfill
                                                Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore
Alameda County businesses that generate                                                       800-449-6349
less than 220 lbs. or 27 gallons of all                                                       Fee/Drop-off: mattresses and box springs
kinds of hazardous waste per month, and                                                       www.wm.com
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Berkeley Transfer station /
Oil Recycling Depot
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
                                              chimes Pharmacy
                                              3201 College Ave., Berkeley
                                              510-652-1990
                                                                                          How can I
                                                                                          properly
510-981-7270                                  Free Drop-off
Fee/Drop-off: mattresses and box springs      www.chimespharmacy.com
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw

                                                                                          dispose of
                                              elephant Pharmacy
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park   1607 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                   510-549-9200


                                                                                          outdated
510-638-2303                                  Free drop-off
Fee/Drop-off: mattresses and box springs      www.elephantpharm.com
www.wm.com


                                                                                          prescriptions
                                              Webster street Pharmacy
DR3                                           1553 Webster St., Alameda
1960 Williams St., San Leandro                510-522-3066
510-351-0520                                  Free drop-off
Fee/Drop-off: mattresses and box springs,
large quantities
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  mETAl - SCRAp - RECYClE                     and
www.svdp.us/mainsite/recycling/dr3.html

mEDICAl SUpplIES & SURplUS
                                              All recycling programs in Alameda County
                                              collect metal food containers (tin cans).   medications?
                                              Aaron Metals
Direct Relief international                   750 - 105th Ave., Oakland
National Program                              510-569-6767                                Several studies, including a
805-964-4767                                  Buyback/Drop-off                            2002 analysis by the U.S.
Mail-in program: hospital/medical/dental      Pickup: large quantities only               Geological Survey of 139
supplies/equipment, home health care          www.aaronmetals.com
                                                                                          streams across 30 states, found
supplies
www.directrelief.org                          Alameda county industries (Aci)             that 80 percent of waterways
                                              San Leandro                                 tested had measurable
HMR usA, inc.                                 510-357-7282                                concentrations of prescription
435 - 23rd St., San Francisco                 Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                              www.alamedacountyindustries.com             and nonprescription drugs,
415-647-6071
Fee/Pickup: medical surplus                                                               steroids, and reproductive
www.hmrusa.com                                Alco iron & Metal                           hormones.
                                              2366 Davis St., San Leandro
RecARes network                               510-562-1107
                                              Buyback/Drop-off
                                                                                          Most local pharmacies have
2619 Broadway, Oakland
510-251-2273                                  Pickup: large quantities                    take-back programs for outdated
Drop-off/Pickup: surplus hospital and         www.alcometals.com                          prescriptions and over-the-
medical supplies/equipment, home                                                          counter medications. You can
health care supplies                          Alliance Metals                             also take them to the Alameda
www.homecares.org                             3426 Peralta St., Oakland
                                              510-547-2408                                County Household Hazardous
ViDA - Volunteers for inter-American          Buyback/Drop-off                            Waste facilities for proper
Development                                   Fee/Pickup: large quantities                disposal, see page 11.
6251 Hollis St., Emeryville
510-655-8432                                  Allied Waste
Drop-off: surplus hospital and medical        Fremont
supplies/equipment, home health               510-657-3500
care supplies                                 Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Pickup: large items only                      www.alliedwasteac.com
www.vidausa.org
                                              Altamont landfill
                                              10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore
mEDICATIONS/pRESCRIpTION                      800-449-6349
DRUgS                                         Fee/Drop-off
                                              www.wm.com
Alameda county Household Hazardous
Waste Program                                 Berkeley Recycling center
Locations in Hayward, Livermore, Oakland      2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
800-606-6606                                  510-524-0113
Free drop-off                                 Drop-off
www.household-hazwaste.org                    www.berkeleyrecycling.org.
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Berkeley Transfer station /                   Pick-n-Pull                                Weisco Recycling
Oil Recycling Depot                           8451 San Leandro St., Oakland              Danville
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley                       510-729-7010                               925-743-8193
510-981-7270                                  Drop-off: reusable auto parts              Buyback/Pickup: large quantities
Fee/Drop-off: large quantities                www.picknpull.com                          www.weiscorecycling.com
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw
                                              Pleasanton Transfer station                Zanker Road Resource Management
custom Alloy scrap                            3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                 705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose
2730 Peralta St., Oakland                     925-846-2042                               408-263-2384
510-893-6476                                  Fee/Drop-off                               Fee/Drop-off
Buyback/Drop-off/Roll-off box                 www.pleasantongarbageservice.com           www.z-best.com
Pickup: large quantities
www.customalloy.com                           Recycling & Resource Recovery
                                              systems
                                                                                         mICROWAvES - NOT WORkINg
D c Metals / W c Rose                         3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
                                                                                         AccRc
2399 Davis St., San Leandro                   925-846-4062
                                                                                         1501 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley
510-569-2255                                  Fee/Drop-off
                                                                                         510-528-4052
Buyback/Drop-off                                                                         Free Drop-off
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  Refund Recycling                           www.accrc.org
www.dcmetals.com                              2680 Old First St., Livermore
                                              925-606-1435
                                              Buyback/Drop-off                           A.s.i. cyber e-Waste Recycling
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park                                              33367 Croation Way, Union City
                                              Pickup: large quantities
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                                                              510- 468-2642
510-638-2303                                                                             Free Drop-off
Fee/Drop-off                                  schnitzer steel
                                              1101 Embarcadero W., Oakland               www.recycle1234.com
www.wm.com
                                              510-444-3919
                                              Buyback/Drop-off: steel only               Davis street Transfer station
el cerrito Recycling center                   Fee/Pickup: large quantities               2615 Davis St., San Leandro
7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito                  www.schnitzersteel.com                     510-638-2303
510-215-4350                                                                             Fee/Drop-off
Drop-off site only
                                              sims Metal
www.ecrecycling.org                                                                      Recycle for Breast cancer
                                              30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward
                                              510-471-6600                               31 Beta Ct., Suite C, San Ramon
Fry’s Machinery & Metals                      Buyback/Drop-off                           800-315-9580
1845 W. Winton Ave., Hayward                  Pickup: large quantities                   Fee/Drop-off
510-276-4344                                  www.sims-group.com
Buyback/Drop-off                                                                         sims Metal
Pickup: large quantities                                                                 30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward
                                              standard iron & Metal
                                              4525 San Leandro St., Oakland              510-471-6600
golden gate Disposal & Recycling              510-535-0222                               Free Drop-off: small quantities
Oakland/San Francisco                         Buyback/Drop-off/Roll-off box
415-626-4000
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                              Pickup: large quantities
                                              www.standardiron.net
                                                                                         mIlk CARTONS & DRINk BOxES
www.sfrecycling.com                                                                      - RECYClE
                                              The sutta company
Hillman Metals                                Oakland                                    Most residential recycling programs in
1273 W. Industrial Pkwy., Hayward             510-873-8777                               Alameda County collect milk cartons and
510-889-8222                                  Buyback/Fee/Pickup: large quantities       drink boxes. See Recycling Collection,
Buyback/Drop-off/Pickup: large quantities     www.sutta.com                              pages 46 – 47.

lakeside non-Ferrous Metals                   Tomra Pacific
412 Madison St., Oakland                      Call for CRV buyback locations
510-444-5466                                  800-266-2453
Buyback/Drop-off                              Buyback/Drop-off: CRV
Pickup: large quantities
                                              Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off
norcal Waste services of Alameda county       4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland              925-447-0491
510-267-0852                                  Fee/Drop-off
Fee/Pickup: large quantities only
www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda
county.com
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mOTOR OIl & OIl FIlTERS,                             castro Valley Autohaus
                                                     20697 Park Way, Castro Valley
ANTIFREEzE, AUTO BATTERIES                           510-581-4525
                                                     Buyback/Drop-off: oil, filters
By law, transportation of antifreeze and
motor oil cannot exceed 5 gallons per                commercial Filter Recycling
container with a maximum of 15 gallons               33210 Western Ave., Union City
per trip (three 5 gallon containers). Most
drop-off facilities will not accept more
than 5 gallons per visit. Call before
attempting to drop off antifreeze and
                                                     510-487-9277
                                                     Buyback: oil; small quantities
                                                     Drop-off: 1 filter/day
                                                                                                     How do I
motor oil.

Alameda county Household Hazardous
                                                     Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park
                                                     2615 Davis St., San Leandro
                                                     510-638-2303
                                                                                                     recycle used
Waste Program
Locations in Fremont, Hayward,
Livermore, Oakland
                                                     Drop-off: various oils
                                                     www.wm.com                                      motor oil?
800-606-6606                                         el cerrito Recycling center
Free drop-off: batteries, oil, filters, antifreeze   7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito
www.household-hazwaste.org                           510-215-4350
                                                                                                     One gallon of motor oil can
                                                     Drop-off: auto batteries, oil and filters       contaminate 1 million gallons
AeRc Recycling solutions                             www.ecrecycling.org                             of water, so it is important to
30677 Huntwood Ave., Hayward                                                                         dispose of oil properly.
510-429-1129                                         evergreen environmental
Fee/Drop-off/Pickup: all battery types;              Newark
large quantities                                     800-972-5284                                    When you change your car’s
www.aercrecycling.com                                Fee/Pickup: antifreeze, oil, filters; large     motor oil and filters, you
                                                     quantities                                      can take it to the Household
Alco iron & Metal                                    www.evergreenoil.com
2366 Davis St., San Leandro                                                                          Hazardous Waste Facilities;
510-562-1107                                                                                         see page 11. Many residential
                                                     Firestone
Buyback/Drop-off: batteries
                                                     See phone book for locations
                                                                                                     curbside recycling programs
www.alcometals.com                                                                                   also accept motor oil and filters.
                                                     Drop-off: antifreeze, oil, filters
American Battery co.
                                                     www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/              See Recycling Collection,
                                                     visit/index.jsp                                 pages 46 – 47.
3496 Arden Rd., Hayward
510-259-1150
Drop-off: batteries                                  Jiffy lube
Pickup: large quantities                             See phone book for locations
www.powerstridebattery.com                           Drop-off: oil, filters, antifreeze

Art’s Automotive                                     Jim Doten’s Honda
2871 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley                        2600 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
510-540-7093                                         510-665-0106
Drop-off: oil, filters, batteries, antifreeze        Drop-off: antifreeze, oil, filters
www.artsautomotive.com
                                                     Kevin Hinkley Auto Tech
AutoZone                                             5269 Crow Canyon Rd., Castro Valley
Oakland                                              510-881-1052
Drop-off: oil                                        Drop-off: antifreeze, oil, filters, batteries
www.autozone.com
                                                     Kragen Auto Parts
Battery specialists                                  See phone book for locations
2824 San Pablo Ave., Oakland                         Drop-off: oil, filters, batteries
510-451-1249
Buyback/Drop-off: batteries                          livermore Fire station 6
                                                     4550 East Ave., Livermore
Berkeley Transfer station /                          925-454-2362
Oil Recycling Depot                                  Drop-off: oil, filters
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
510-981-7270                                         Mark Morris Tires
Drop-off: oil, filters                               2850 Broadway, Oakland
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw                             510-451-0355
                                                     Drop-off: oil, filters
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Oceanworks                                      safety Kleen                                    Waste Management & sharps
2703 - 10th St., Berkeley                       Oakland                                         compliance
510-849-1383                                    510-832-7942                                    National Program
Drop-off: antifreeze, oil                       Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    877-927-8363
www.askangus.com                                www.safety-kleen.com                            Fee/Mail-in program
                                                                                                www.wastemd.com
Oil changers                                    sears Automotive
See phone book for locations
Drop-off: oil, filters
                                                See phone book for locations
                                                Drop-off: batteries
                                                                                                pACkAgINg mATERIAlS -
www.oilchangers.ca                              www.sears.com                                   REUSE
Pennzoil speed Oil change center                sims Metal                                      Many packing/shipping services will
5225 Shattuck Ave., Oakland                     30104 Industrial Pkwy. S.W., Hayward            accept packing “peanuts,” cardboard
510-985-1010                                    510-471-6600                                    moving boxes, and bubble wrap for reuse.
Drop-off: transmission fluid, oil, filters      Buyback/Drop-off: auto batteries only
www.speedoilchangecenter.com/zbxe/              www.sims-group.com                              Aim Mail center
                                                                                                1141 Catalina Dr., Livermore
Pep Boys                                                                                        925-449-9110
                                                speedee Oil change & Tune up
See phone book for locations                                                                    Drop-off: packing peanuts
                                                See phone book for locations
Drop-off: batteries, oil, filters                                                               www.aimmailcenter.com
                                                Drop-off: antifreeze, batteries, oil, filters
www.pepboys.com                                 www.speedeeoil.com
                                                                                                Handle With care
Philip services                                                                                 See phone book for locations
                                                unocal 76                                       Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
Benicia                                         2445 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
877-748-3040                                                                                    moving boxes, foam sheets
                                                510-581-6700                                    www.hwcpackingstore.com
Fee/Pickup: large quantities                    Fee: antifreeze, batteries, oil, filters
www.philipnow.com
                                                                                                Mail House Plus
                                                Warm springs unocal                             3056 Castro Valley Blvd., Castro Valley
Pick your Part                                  47011 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
2557 W. Winton Ave., Hayward                                                                    510-581-7636
                                                510-657-3575                                    Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
510-785-3770                                    Drop-off: oil
Drop-off: antifreeze, batteries, oil                                                            moving boxes
www.pickapart.com
                                                NEEDlES/SHARpS-mEDICAl                          Mail n’ services
                                                                                                35111-F Newark Blvd., Newark
Pleasanton Transfer station                     Check with your medical provider for            510-793-4638
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                      disposal options. All needles/sharps/           Drop-off: bubble wrap, packing peanuts,
925-846-2042                                    syringes must be in a sharps container.         Styrofoam sheets
Fee/Drop-off: batteries                         Sharps containers can be purchased at
www.pleasantongarbageservice.com                your local pharmacy.                            Mannequin Madness
                                                                                                2020 Dennison St. Ste.15, Oakland
Quality Tune-up                                                                                 510-444-0650
                                                Alameda county Household Hazardous
See phone book for locations                                                                    Drop-off: packing peanuts
Drop-off: oil, transmission fluid,
                                                Waste Program
                                                Locations in Hayward, Livermore, Oakland
                                                                                                www.mannequinmadness.com
antifreeze
                                                800-606-6606
www.qualitytuneup.com                                                                           nancy Funk ceramics
                                                Free drop-off: in sharps container
                                                www.household-hazwaste.org                      1330 - 66th Street, Emeryville
Rock & Roll Auto Recycling                                                                      510-654-1715
3908 Old Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton                                                             Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
                                                safety Kleen                                    boxes, foam sheets
925-224-9944                                    Oakland
Drop-off: antifreeze, oil, filters                                                              www.nfunkceramics.com
                                                510-832-7942
www.rockandrollautoparts.com                    Fee/Pickup
                                                                                                Packaging store
                                                www.safety-kleen.com
                                                                                                See phone book for locations
Roesbery-stillner car care
                                                                                                Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,
3192 Santa Rita, Pleasanton                     stericycle                                      moving boxes
925-846-5672                                    National Program                                www.packagingstore.com
Drop-off: Used motor oil                        800-355-8773
                                                Fee/Mail-in program                             Piedmont grocery
Rynck Tire & Auto                               www.stericycle.com/services_mailback.           4038 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
See phone book or website for locations         htm                                             510-653-8181
Drop-off: antifreeze, oil, filters, batteries                                                   Drop-off: packing peanuts
www.rynck.com
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Plastic loose Fill council                g.B. industrial
Call for locations                        1528 Atlantic Street, Union City
800-828-2214                              510-489-0881
Drop-off: packing peanuts                 Drop-off: #6 EPS block Styrofoam, small
www.loosefillpackaging.com                quantities
                                          www.gbimcorp.com
Postal Annex
See phone book for locations
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap
www.postalannex.com
                                          pAINT - REUSE                                 Why are
Recycled glassworks
San Francisco
                                          Alameda county Paint give-Away
                                          Program
                                          2100 E. 7th St., Oakland
                                                                                        some cities
                                                                                        banning
415-641-5610                              510-567-6750
Drop-off/Pickup: packing peanuts,         Drop-off: usable paint
bubble wrap                               Pickup: free exterior paint
www.recycledglassworks.com                www.household-hazwaste.org

The Postal stop
105 Serra Way, Milpitas
                                          Habitat for Humanity east Bay Restore
                                          9235 San Leandro St., Oakland
                                                                                        Styrofoam
                                                                                        food
408-946-7678                              510-777-1447
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,   Drop-off/Pickup: new, unopened
moving boxes                              www.habitateb.org/restore

The sink Factory
2140 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
510-540-8193
                                          pAllETS - REUSE & SCRAp                       containers?
                                          A & M Pallets
Drop-off: packing peanuts                 2493 Dunn Rd., Hayward
www.sinkfactory.com                       510-785-5814
                                          Drop-off: call first
                                                                                        Polystyrene, better known by
The uPs shipping store                    Fee/Buyback/Pickup: large quantities only     the brand name Styrofoam,
See phone book for locations                                                            is not readily recyclable,
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,   Alameda county industries (Aci)               especially when it has food on
Styrofoam sheets, polyfoam                San Leandro
                                          510-357-7282
                                                                                        it. It just ends up in the landfill.
Tutto Mio                                 Fee/Pickup: large quantities
San Leandro                               www.alamedacountyindustries.com               Choose to use compostable
510-347-4900                                                                            food containers (many can be
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap,   Allied Waste                                  recycled in your green waste
Styrofoam sheets; e-mail first            Fremont
www.tuttomio.biz                                                                        cart) or, better yet, bring your
                                          510-657-3500
                                          Fee/Pickup: large quantities                  own container from home.
Village Post & Parcel                     www.alliedwasteac.com
15934 Hesperian Blvd., San Lorenzo
510-278-8744                              Berkeley Transfer station /
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap
                                          Oil Recycling Depot
                                          1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
you send Me                               510-981-7270
1442-A Walnut St., Berkeley               Fee/Drop-off: broken pallets
510-540-0671                              www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw
Drop-off: packing peanuts, bubble wrap
                                          commercial Pallet
pACkAgINg mATERIAlS -                     Oakland
RECYClINg                                 510-632-8519
                                          Buyback/Drop-off
F P international                         Fee/Pickup: large quantities
1050 Broadway, Redwood City
800-866-9946                              Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park
Drop-off: #6 EPS polystyrene blocks       2615 Davis St., San Leandro
Fee/Pickup: large quantities              510-638-2303
Mail-in program: small quantities         Fee/Drop-off: broken pallets
www.fpintl.com                            www.wm.com
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Oakland Pallet                             Berkeley Recycling center                    national Recycling corp.
2500 Grant Ave., San Lorenzo               2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley                   1312 Kirkham St., Oakland
510-278-1291                               510-524-0113                                 510-268-1022
Drop-off/Buyback/Fee/Pickup: large         Buyback/Drop-off: all grades, soft cover     Drop-off: all grades, soft cover books
quantities only                            books                                        Fee/Pickup: large quantities
www.oaklandpallet.com                      www.berkeleyrecycling.org                    www.nationalrecycle.com

Pleasanton Transfer station                california Waste solutions                   norcal Waste services of Alameda county
3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                 3300 Wood St., Oakland                       520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland
925-846-2042                               510-772-0514                                 510-267-0852
Fee/Drop-off: broken pallets               Drop-off: all types, hard/soft cover books   Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities
www.pleasantongarbageservice.com           Fee/Pickup: large quantities                 www.norcalwasteservicesofalamedacounty.
                                           www.californiawastesolutions.com             com
RH Wood Products
6756 Central Ave., Newark                  citywide Fibers                              northern california Paper Recyclers
510-794-6676                               San Francisco                                1609 Whipple Rd., Hayward
Fee/Buyback/Pickup/Drop-off                415-550-7500                                 510-476-1620
                                           Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities     Drop-off: all grades, hard/soft cover books
Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off                                                Fee/Pickup: large quantities
4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore               Datashred and Papercycle                     www.ncpr-inc.com
925-447-0491                               Hayward
Fee/Drop-off: broken pallets               888-767-7761                                 Oakland small Business
                                           Fee/Pickup: all grades;                      Recycling Program
Zanker Road Resource Management            www.datashredinc.com                         Pay-as-you-throw collection program
705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose                                                           510-238-7283
408-263-2384                               Davis street Recycling center                Fee/Pickup: all grades; curbside collection
Fee/Drop-off: broken pallets               2615 Davis St., San Leandro                  www.oaklandpw.com/oakrecycles/
www.z-best.com                             510-638-2303                                 at_work/smallbusiness/
                                           Drop-off: all grades, hard/soft cover
pApER & CARDBOARD -                        books
                                           www.wm.com                                   Recycling & Resource Recovery
RECYClE                                                                                 systems
                                                                                        3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
                                           east Bay conservation corps                  925-846-4062
All residential recycling programs in      2014 Market St., Oakland
Alameda County collect cardboard,                                                       Drop-off: all grades
                                           510-992-7800
newspaper, magazines, telephone                                                         Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                           Fee/Pickup: all grades, hard/soft cover
directories, cracker boxes, and mixed      books; large quantities
paper.                                     www.ebcc-school.org                          sBc
                                                                                        Bay Area
Alameda county industries (Aci)                                                         800-953-4400
                                           east Bay Recycling                           Drop-off: information on recycling
San Leandro                                1221 B 3rd St., Oakland
510-357-7282                                                                            telephone directories
                                           510-281-8234
Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities   Drop-off: all types of paper, hard/soft
www.alamedacountyindustries.com                                                         secondary Fibre
                                           cover books                                  31775 Hayman St., Hayward
                                           Fee/Pickup: large quantities                 510-487-4995
Alliance Metals
                                                                                        Drop-off: all grades, hard/soft cover
3426 Peralta St., Oakland                  el cerrito Recycling center                  books
510-547-2408                               7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito                 Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Buyback/Drop-off                           510-215-4350
Pickup: all grades; large quantities       Drop-off site only: all grades, soft cover   shred Works
                                           books                                        455 High St., Oakland
Allied Waste                               www.ecrecycling.org
Fremont                                                                                 510-729-7110
510-657-3500                                                                            Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities
                                           golden gate Disposal & Recycling             www.shredworks.com
Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities
                                           Oakland/San Francisco
www.alliedwasteac.com
                                           415-626-4000                                 smurfit - stone Recycling
                                           Fee/Pickup: all grades; large quantities     800 - 77th Ave., Oakland
Altamont landfill                          www.sfrecycling.com
10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore                                                      510-635-9383
800-449-6349                                                                            Drop-off: all grades, hard/soft cover book
                                           KMc                                          Fee/Pickup: large quantities
Drop-off: cardboard
                                           2505 Poplar St., Oakland                     www.smurfit-stone.net
www.wm.com
                                           510-835-3537
                                           Drop-off: all grades, all books
                                           Fee/Pickup: large quantities
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specialty Fibres                           california Waste solutions
Walnut Creek                               3300 Wood St., Oakland
925-934-8700                               510-772-0514
Buyback/Pickup: all grades, hard/soft      CRV~Drop-off: #1, #2
cover books                                Fee/Pickup: large quantities
                                           www.californiawastesolutions.com
pESTICIDES & FERTIlIzERS
See Hazardous Waste & Materials,
page 34.
                                           caplasticsmarkets.com
                                           Online Locator Service
                                           All types; web-based networking service
                                                                                        Recycle
                                                                                        all your
                                           for commercial/industrial generators and
                                           processors
pHOTO CHEmICAlS                            www.caplasticsmarkets.com
See Hazardous Waste & Materials,
page 34.                                   Davis street Recycling center
                                           2615 Davis St., San Leandro
                                           510-638-2303
                                                                                        paper…
plASTIC - RECYClE
All residential recycling programs in
Alameda County collect PET #1, HDPE #2,
                                           Buyback: CRV
                                           Drop-off: #1-#7 narrow-neck bottles,
                                           wide-mouth #2, #4, #5 cups/tubs
                                                                                        all the time.
                                           www.wm.com
and narrow-neck bottles #1 – #7.
See Recycling Collection, pages 46 – 47.
                                           DuPont                                       Paper – mostly newspaper,
                                           National Program                             junkmail, magazines, and
3M Recycling Program
National Program
                                           866-33-TYVEK                                 cereal boxes – makes up
                                           Mail-in program: Tyvek, HDPE #2 envelopes    approximately 10 percent of
800-328-1371
                                           www.envelopes.tyvek.com/en/science/
Mail-in program for transparencies
                                           versitile/vers_recycle                       materials landfilled in Alameda
www.3m.com/meetings/product_catalog/                                                    County. By recycling 1 ton of
trans_recycle.jhtml
                                           east Bay conservation corps                  paper, you can save 17 mature
Alameda county industries (Aci)            2014 Market St., Oakland                     trees, 7,000 gallons of water,
San Leandro                                510-992-7800                                 and 3 cubic yards of landfill
510-357-7282                               Fee/Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities
                                           www.ebcc-school.org
                                                                                        space.
Fee/Pickup: large quantities
www.alamedacountyindustries.com
                                           el cerrito Recycling center
Alliance Metals                            7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito
3426 Peralta St., Oakland                  510-215-4350
510-547-2408                               Drop-off site only: #1-#7 narrow-neck
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV                      and plastic bags
Fee/Pickup: large quantities               www.ecrecycling.org

Allied Waste                               epic Plastics
Fremont                                    Lodi
510-657-3500                               209-333-6161
Fee/Pickup: large quantities               Buyback/Pickup: #2, #4, #5 bottles;
www.alliedwasteac.com                      large quantities
                                           www.epicplastics.com
Bay Polymer
Fremont                                    g.B. industrial
510-490-1791                               1528 Atlantic Street, Union City
Pickup: most types; large quantities       510-489-0881
                                           Fee/Pickup: most types; large quantities
Berkeley Recycling center                  www.gbimcorp.com
2nd & Gilman St., Berkeley
510-524-0113                               garment Recovery systems
Buyback/Drop-off: CRV, #1, #2              National Program
www.berkeleyrecycling.org                  800-440-4130
                                           Buyback: Tyvek, HDPE #2 garments
cA Dept of conservation                    www.garmentrecoverysystems.com
Call for CRV buyback locations
800-732-9253
Buyback: CRV
www.conservation.ca.gov
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golden gate Disposal & Recycling               Plastic loose Fill council                 Weisco Recycling
Oakland/San Francisco                          Call for locations                         Danville
415-626-4000                                   800-828-2214                               925-743-8193
Fee/Pickup: most types; large quantities       Drop-off: packing peanuts                  Buyback/Pickup: most types;
www.sfrecycling.com                            www.loosefillpackaging.com                 large quantities
                                                                                          www.weiscorecycling.com
goodwill Donation stations                     Polymer Recovery services
Call for CRV buyback locations                 Santa Clara
510-534-6666                                   408-748-9715
                                                                                          plASTIC FIlm & BAgS -
Buyback: CRV                                   Fee/Pickup: most types; large quantities   RECYClE
www.goodwill.org
                                               Recycling & Resource Recovery              Plastic grocery bags (#2) and plastic
international Recycling industries, llc        systems                                    produce bags (#4) can be recycled at
415-445-9112                                   3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                 most large grocery stores.
Pickup: CRV, non-CRV; large quantities         925-846-4062
                                               Buyback: CRV                               Amigo environmental
Materials Reuse                                                                           760 Market Ave., Richmond
Oakland                                        Refund Recycling                           800-995-7714
510-435-8988                                   2680 Old First St., Livermore              Buyback/Drop-off: #5 bulk bags,
Buyback/Pickup: most types; large quantities   925-606-1435                               super sacks
                                               Buyback: CRV                               Pickup: large quantities
MBA Polymers                                   Pickup: large quantities                   www.amigoenvironmental.com
Richmond
510-231-9031                                   smurfit - stone Recycling                  Bay Polymer
Fee/Pickup: ABS, PC, HIPS; large               800 - 77th Ave., Oakland                   Fremont
quantities                                     510-635-9383                               510-490-1791
www.mbapolymers.com                            Fee/Pickup: #2, #4 bottles and film;       Buyback/Pickup/Drop-off: #2, #4, #5
                                               large quantities                           film/bags; large quantities
MRc Polymers                                   www.smurfit-stone.net
National Program                                                                          g.B. industrial
773-890-9000                                                                              1528 Atlantic Street, Union City
                                               super link Plastic
Mail-in program: CD/Jewel cases, CDs,                                                     510-489-0881
                                               888 - 92nd Ave., Oakland
and laser disks                                                                           Buyback/Drop-off/Pickup: #2, #4, #5
                                               510-568-1086
www.mrcpolymers.com                                                                       film/bags; large quantities only
                                               Buyback/Pickup: most types; large
                                                                                          www.gbimcorp.com
                                               quantities
national Recycling corp.                       www.superlinkusa.com
1312 Kirkham St., Oakland                                                                 Materials Reuse
510-268-1022                                                                              Oakland
Buyback: CRV
                                               The sutta co.
                                               Oakland                                    510-435-8988
Pickup: PET #1, HDPE #2; large                                                            Buyback/Pickup: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;
                                               510-873-8777
quantities                                                                                large quantities
                                               Buyback/Fee/Pickup: #1, #2, #4, and
www.nationalrecycle.com
                                               #5; large quantities
                                               www.sutta.com                              Mercy Brown Bag Program
nexcycle Recycling centers                                                                3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
Call for CRV buyback locations                                                            510-534-8540x369
800-883-2274                                   Tomra Pacific                              Drop-off: clean, usable
Buyback: CRV                                   Call for CRV buyback locations
Drop-off: Non-CRV                              800-266-2453                               PlasticBagRecycling.org
www.nexcyclecalifornia.com                     Buyback/Drop-off: CRV                      Online Locator Service
                                                                                          888-753-7485
norcal Waste services of Alameda county        Tri-ceD community Recycling                Drop-off: #2 and #4 film and grocery,
520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland               33377 Western Ave.                         produce, newspaper, dry cleaning bags
510-267-0852                                   Union City                                 www.plasticbagrecycling.org
Fee/Pickup: most types; large quantities       510-471-3850
www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda               Buyback: CRV                               super link Plastic
county.com                                     Drop-off: #1–#7 narrow-neck bottles        888 - 92nd Ave., Oakland
                                                                                          510-568-1086
Oakland small Business                         Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off   Buyback/Pickup: #2, #4, #5 film/bags;
Recycling Program                              4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore               large quantities
Pay as you throw collection program            925-447-0491                               www.superlinkusa.com
510-238-7283                                   Drop-off site: #1 and #2 bottles
Fee/Pickup: #1–#7 narrow-neck bottles;
curbside collection
www.oaklandpw.com/oakrecycles/
at_work/smallbusiness/
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pROpANE TANkS - REUSE &                     SpORTINg gOODS - REUSE
RECYClINg                                   Agape Villages
                                            San Ramon
Alameda county Household Hazardous
                                            925-866-3020
Waste Program                               Drop-off
Locations in Fremont, Hayward, Livermore,   www.agapevillages.org

                                                                                       Paper or
Oakland
800-606-6606
Free drop-off: single use and refillable    Books for the Barrios
www.household-hazwaste.org                  2350 - D Whitman Rd., Concord

Blue Rhino
National Program
                                            925-687-7701
                                            Drop-off
                                            www.booksforthebarrios.com
                                                                                       Plastic bags?
800-258-7466
Fee/Drop-off: refillable tanks              Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                            116 North L St., Livermore
www.bluerhino.com
                                            925-449-7702
                                                                                       Neither!
                                            Drop-off                                   Bring your own reusable bags
Wilderness exchange                         www.bvyr.org
1407 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley                                                          from home. Keep several in
510-525-1255                                                                           your car, backpack, purse, or
Drop-off: single use propane and butane     Full gospel Mission Ministry Thrift shop
canisters                                   27955 Mission Blvd., Hayward               bike bag to use at the store.
www.wildernessexchange.com                  510-537-7338                               Only 1 percent of plastic bags
                                            Drop-off                                   are recycled annually. Plastic
SHOES - REUSE & RECYClINg                   One World Running
                                                                                       bags jam machinery and add
                                            National Program                           to the manual labor costs of
Davis street Family Resource center         303-473-1314                               recycling.
3081 Teagarden St., San Leandro             Mail-in program: running shoes and
510-347-4620                                apparel
Drop-off: clean, wearable shoes                                                        You can find recycling bins
                                            www.boulder-running.com/oneworldrunning/
www.davisstreet.org                         shoedrop.php                               for plastic bags at most larger
                                                                                       grocery stores. If you don’t see
One World Running                           PARcA                                      one, ask the store manager
National Program                            Bay Area Service
303-473-1314
                                                                                       to provide them. Remember
                                            877-997-2722
Mail-in program: running shoes and                                                     to reduce your use of plastics
                                            Pickup
apparel                                     www.parca.org/pickups.htm                  and plastic bags and reuse
www.boulder-running.com/oneworldrunning/                                               the ones you have! For more
shoedrop.php
                                            Play it Again sports                       information, see page 10.
                                            5548 Springdale Ave., Pleasanton
PARcA                                       925-734-6750
Bay Area Service                            Buyback/Drop-off
877-997-2722                                www.playitagainsports.com
Pickup: clean, wearable shoes
www.parca.org/pickups.htm
                                            Recycles Bike shop
                                            3120 Sacramento St., Berkeley
square Meals Project                        510-665-1889
2607 Ellsworth St., Berkeley                Buyback/Drop-off: outdoor gear
510-649-8154
Pickup: clean, wearable shoes
                                            Thrift Town
                                            See phone book for locations in
Transports - nike’s Reuse-A-shoe            Fremont, San Leandro
Program                                     Drop-off
6014 College Ave., Oakland
510-655-4809
Drop-off: athletic shoes for recycling;     Transports - nike’s Reuse-A-shoe
any brand                                   Program
www.transportsrunswim.com                   6014 College Ave., Oakland
                                            510-655-4809
                                            Drop-off: athletic shoes for recycling;
                                            any brand
                                            www.transportsrunswim.com
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Wilderness exchange                           Firestone                                  cartridge World
1407 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley                 See phone book for locations               2161 Allston Way, Berkeley
510-525-1255                                  Fee/Drop-off                               510-841-2004
Buyback/Drop-off: camping gear                www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/         Drop-off/ pickup: laser/ inkjet cartridges
www.wildernessexchange.com                    visit/index.jsp                            for refilling or recycling
                                                                                         www.cartridgeworld-eastbay.com
World Vision - get a Kick Out of sharing      Mark Morris Tires
National Program                              2850 Broadway, Oakland                     clark Business Machines
800-642-1616                                  510-451-0355                               Berkeley
Mail-in program: soccer balls                 Fee/Drop-off                               510-843-2326
www.worldvision.org/soccerballs                                                          Drop-off
                                              Pleasanton Transfer station
                                              3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton                 give something Back inc.
STEREOS & vCRS                                925-846-2042                               Oakland
                                              Fee/Drop-off                               510-635-5500
See Computers & Electronics - Reuse &         www.pleasantongarbageservice.com           Pickup
Recycling, page 27.
                                                                                         www.givesomethingback.com
                                              Rock & Roll Auto Recycling
STYROFOAm pACkAgINg                           3908 Old Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton        greenDisk
                                              925-224-9944
“pEANUTS” / pOlYSTYRENE                       Fee/Drop-off: small quantities
                                                                                         National Program
                                                                                         800-305-3475
                                              www.rockandrollautoparts.com               Fee/Mail-in program
See Packaging Materials - Reuse, page 38.
                                                                                         www.greendisk.com
                                              Rynck Tire & Auto
TElEpHONE DIRECTORIES                         See phone book or website for locations
                                                                                         laser link
                                              Fee/Drop-off
See Paper & Cardboard - Recycle,                                                         1310 - 63rd St., Emeryville
                                              www.rynck.comwww.rynck.com
page 40.                                                                                 510-649-8000
                                                                                         Buyback/Pickup
                                              sears Automotive                           www.laserlinkintl.com
TElEvISIONS                                   See phone book for locations
                                              Fee/Drop-off
See Computers & Electronics - Reuse &                                                    lasertron Recycled Toner cartridges
Recycling, page 27.                           Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off   Concord
                                              4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore               510-535-1400
                                              925-447-0491                               Drop-off/Pickup
TIRES - RECYClE / DISpOSAl                    Fee/Drop-off
                                                                                         Recycle for Breast cancer
Most tire shops will accept small                                                        31 Beta Ct. Suite C, San Ramon
quantities of tires for a nominal fee.        West coast Rubber Recycling
                                              1501 Lana Way, Hollister                   800-315-9580
                                              831-634-2800                               Drop-Off or Mail-in
Altamont landfill                             Fee/Pick-up: tires, scrap rubber; large    www.recycleforbreastcancer.org
10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore            quantities only
800-449-6349
Fee/Drop-off
                                              www.groundrubber.com                       TOOlS - REUSE
www.wm.com
                                              TOIlETS & SINkS                            Berkeley Tool lending library
Berkeley Transfer station /                                                              1901 Russell St., Berkeley
                                              For reuse and salvage, see Building        510-981-6101
Oil Recycling Depot                           Materials - Reuse, page 24. Otherwise      Drop-off
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley                       see Asphalt, Brick, Concrete, Gravel,      www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/tool
510-981-7270                                  Porcelain - Recycle, page 20.
Fee/Drop-off: large quantities
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw                                                                 Buenas Vidas youth Ranch Thrift store
                                              TONER & lASER CARTRIDgES                   116 North L St., Livermore
                                                                                         925-449-7702
Bruce’s Tires                                                                            Drop-off
240 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland                  canon National Program
                                              800-OK-CANON                               www.bvyr.org
510-568-2120
Fee/Drop-off                                  Mail-in program
                                              www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/            Building Resources
www.brucestire.com
                                              AboutCanon/ciwencrpr.ht                    San Francisco
                                                                                         415-285-7814
Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park                                              Buy/Drop-off: usable tools for nonprofit
                                              cartridge World
2615 Davis St., San Leandro                                                              www.buildingresources.org
                                              5940 College Ave., Oakland
510-638-2303
                                              510-428-9500
Fee/Drop-off
                                              Drop-off/Pickup: laser/inkjet cartridges
www.wm.com
                                              for refilling or recycling
                                              www.cartridgeworld-eastbay.com
                                                                                                         A – Z Directory   45
Habitat for Humanity east Bay Restore      Biofuel systems
9235 San Leandro St., Oakland              30 Greenville Rd., Livermore
510-777-1447                               925-455-5908
Drop-off/Pickup                            Fee/Drop-off: clean wood
www.habitateb.org/restore                  Fee/Pickup: large quantities

Oakland Tool lending library               Davis st. Transfer station / Recycling Park
5205 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
510-597-5089
Drop-off
                                           2615 Davis St., San Leandro
                                           510-638-2303
                                           Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings      Reinvent
                                                                                         the Wheel!
www.oaklandlibrary.org/Branches/tem.htm    www.wm.com

PARcA                                      green Waste Recycle yard
Bay Area Service                           2550 Garden Tract Road, Richmond
877-997-2722                               510-527-8733
Pickup                                     Fee/Pickup: large quantities
www.parca.org/pickups.htm                  www.greenwasterecycleyard.com                 Almost 41 million
The Reuse People                           newby island landfill
                                                                                         tires are disposed
9235 San Leandro St., Oakland
888-588-9490
                                           1601 Dixon Landing Rd., Milpitas              of every year.
                                           408-262-1401
Pickup only                                Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings      Twenty-five percent still end up
www.thereusepeople.org                                                                   in the landfill. These tires can
Tinker’s Workshop                          norcal Waste services of Alameda county       be turned into patio pavers, tiles,
84 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley                   520 Third St., Ste. 208, Oakland              running tracks, and other useful
                                           510-267-0852
510-644-2577
                                           Fee/Pickup: large quantities only
                                                                                         purposes if they are recycled.
Drop-off/Pickup: hand and power tools                                                    For recycling options, see
www.tinkersworkshop.org                    www.norcalwasteservicesofalameda
                                           county.com                                    page 44.
urban Ore
7th St. & Ashby Ave., Berkeley             Pleasanton Transfer station
510-841-7283(SAVE)                         3110 Busch Rd., Pleasanton
Buyback/Drop-off                           925-846-2042
www.urbanore.citysearch.com                Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings
                                           www.pleasantongarbageservice.com

WOOD & YARD TRImmINgS                      RH Wood Products
                                           6756 Central Ave., Newark
All curbside recycling programs in         510-794-6676
Alameda County collect yard trimmings.
                                           Vasco Road landfill & Recycling Drop-off
AJ Hauling                                 4001 N. Vasco Rd., Livermore
Berkeley
                                           925-447-0491
510-665-4329
                                           Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings
Fee/Pickup

Allied Waste                               Waste Management of Alameda county
Fremont                                    Oakland
510-657-3500                               510-613-8700
Fee/Pickup: large quantities               Fee/Pickup: clean wood, yard trimmings;
www.alliedwasteac.com                      large quantities
                                           www.wm.com
Altamont landfill
10840 Altamont Pass Rd., Livermore         Zanker Road Resource Management
800-449-6349                               705 Los Esteros Rd., San Jose
Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings   408-263-2384
www.wm.com                                 Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings
                                           www.z-best.com
Berkeley Transfer station /
Oil Recycling Depot                        zIppERS
1201- 2nd St., Berkeley
510-981-7270                               See Art & Educational Materials - Reuse,
Fee/Drop-off: clean wood, yard trimmings   Page 19.
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/pw

				
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