Recycling & Disposal

East Bay Recycling & Disposal Centers

Recycle BinThis list is a work in progress. We realize that there are numerous East Bay locations that are not listed. As we become aware of them, we will list them. We welcome contributions, additions and corrections to this list! Please email them to Note: All underlined links below lead directly to Google Maps or to each center’s internet web site.

Alameda County

STOPWASTE.ORG . HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) DISPOSAL  & RECYCLING .          (800) 606-6606 . Drop-off locations in Fremont, Hayward, Livermore and Oakland. Visit their web site for more information on map locations and hours. Link to list of What You Can & Can’t Drop Off.  Notice toward the bottom of the web page of items that can and can’t be dropped off that Needles & Other Sharps are accepted.  (They must be packaged in FDA-approved sharps disposal containers that are made with puncture and leak-resistant plastic.) Their web site  also includes a downloadable and printable Drop-off Schedule as well as a HHW Delivery Form that can be filled out ahead of  time before you get to the drop-off location.

Dublin, CA

RE-PLANET RECYCLING . 7333 Regional Street . (877) 737-5263 . CRV self-serve recycling machine at 99 Ranch Market. For more information visit their web site:

Livermore, CA

REFUND RECYCLE CENTER .  2680 Old First Street . (925) 606-1435 . Refund for CRV glass bottles, cans, plastic. They accept E-Waste, major appliances, scrap metal & more. Their staff will help you unload. Call ahead for more information and hours.

CENTURY RECYCLING CENTER .  2388 Research Drive .  (925) 243-1228 . Refund for CRV glass bottles, cans, plastic. They accept scrap metal, major appliances & more. Call ahead for more information and hours or visit their web site

LIVERMORE EWASTE . 2169 Las Positas Court Ste C  .  (925) 348-2818 . Free electronics recycling. They will help you unload. Call ahead for hours and more information or visit their web site

Pleasanton, CA

PLEASANTON TRANSFER STATION . 3110 Busch Road . (925) 846-2042 . Refund for CRV glass bottles, cans and plastic. Self-service FREE bins for non-CRV cans, glass jars and bottles, cardboard, magazines and office paper – NO PLASTIC.  For a  list of other materials  accepted (a fee may be charged for disposal) call ahead or visit their web site Pleasanton Transfer Station.

PLEASANTON POLICE DEPT PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL . 4833 Bernal Avenue . Free pharmaceutical drop-off box is located in the lobby and is accessible to the public 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Disposal guidelines are located at the bottom of the second page of this  web site

San Leandro, CA

ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFF’S EDEN TOWNSHIP SUBSTATION PHARMACEUTICAL DISPOSAL 15001 Foothill Blvd. Self-service drop box in lobby. Mon-Fri 7a-5p

Union City, CA

TRI-CED COMMUNITY RECYCLING/BUY BACK CENTER . 33377 Western Ave . (510) 471-3850 . Open Tues-Sat from 8:30a-4:30p. Closed Sun, Mon & major holidays. For more information click on their TRI-CED BROCHURE.

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