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Waste & Recycling

TOYCYCLE’s mission is to reduce waste by connecting families in local toy reuse communities. They enable families, teachers and other child-centered non-profits or agencies to exchange gently-used toys through their website and mobile app in an effort to keep them out of landfill.

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Zero Waste Sonoma

Zero Waste Sonoma is the new face of Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA). Resource website about recycling, household toxins, disposal and composting.

Guadalupe Recycling and Disposal Facility

Since 1929, Guadalupe Recycling and Disposal Facility has been providing safe and reliable recycling and disposal services to San Jose and southern Santa Clara County residents and businesses. Guadalupe is owned and operated by Waste Management, the country’s leading environmental services company.

Resource Recycling Magazine

A journal of recycling and composting professionals. Each month, they provide the latest information about post-consumer waste recovery efforts. This includes: collection system assessments; processing developments; markets analyses; legislative and regulatory reviews.

Cole Hardware -- Oakland

As well as being your local hardware store, Cole Hardware is a leader in environmental efforts through public outreach and education, and partnerships with various City agencies. We offer recycling for hard-to-recycle items like: batteries, CFL light bulbs, and paint.

Computer Recycling Center -- Santa Rosa

Electronics re-use and recycling. Usable computers are refurbished and donated to public charities and community programs; unusable items are recycled. Drop off locations in Santa Rosa, San Francisco and Sunnyvale. Business pickups also available. Accept all electronics (laptops, computers, monitors, TVs, network/telephone/test equipment, cables/wires, motherboards, PC cards and memory, hard drives, and industrial & home electronics).

Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste)

Fee/Pick-up: all grades; large quantities. See website for more details.

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste -- Fremont Facility

Accepts hazardous wastes from households and qualifying businesses in Alameda County. Accepted materials include: batteries, fluorescents, paints, adhesives, auto additives, pesticides, herbicides, some misc. chemicals, prescription and over the counter medicines (except for controlled substances). Does not accept asbestos, railroad ties, treated wood (arsenic). Also operates facilities located in Hayward, Livermore, and Oakland, which are each open on certain days for drop off. Call or check web site for addresses, hours, open dates, and detailed lists of what you can and cannot drop off.

Plastic Recycling for Berkeley Residents

Factsheet on recycling plastic in Berkeley. A list of do's and don'ts and how to properly dispose of the don'ts.

West Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

West Contra Costa County residents can properly dispose of household hazardous waste at the drive-through drop-off center - for no charge. Medical waste disposal is offered for most medications and sharps (no controlled substances). Call or visit website for acceptable materials, packaging guidelines, and directions. This facility is available to residents of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, North Richmond, Kensington, Crockett, Port Costa and Tormey. Free Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection pickup service available to residents who are age 60 or older or are a disabled person residing in the cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Hercules, Pinole or El Sobrante. Call for an appointment.

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