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Where to Recycle in Berkeley

Where to Recycle in Berkeley?

This is a GreenCitizen resource information page to help businesses and residents in the City of Berkeley recycle effectively and live a greener life. In 2019, responding to crisis after urgent crisis — global warming, plastic pollution, e-waste — we’re expanding our services to provide actionable information and introduce green products that can help every person and business live a greener life and reduce damage to the environment. We hope you’ll join us in our efforts.

You will find recycling centers info of the nearest place for Berkeley residents and businesses to recycle the following items: electronics, automobile oils, batteries, construction materials, garden debris, glass, hazardous materials, household items, light bulbs, metals, paper, plastic bottles, paints, furniture, medicine, styrofoam, single-use alkaline batteries, mattresses, VHS, DVD and cassette.

Green Living in Berkeley

Berkeley, California strives to be one of the greenest cities in the U.S. You’ll see electric and hybrid vehicles everywhere, as well as a growing infrastructure for car and bike sharing services. And with 9.7% of employed Berkeley residents commuting by bicycle, the city has reconfigured certain low-traffic streets as bicycle boulevards. Everywhere you go in Berkeley, you’ll see solar roofs, yards with drought-friendly landscaping, fruit trees, household vegetable gardens, and the occasional flock of urban chickens.

With a city Office of Economic Development supporting sustainable business practices and organizations such as the Ecology Center and the David Brower Center focused on improving citizens’ environmental engagement, Berkeley is doing its share in setting examples of how an urban community can reduce the size of its footprint in a time of accelerating ecological crises.

Meanwhile, we’re happy to provide the following information to help make recycling in Berkeley a little easier.

Berkeley Recycling Centers

GreenCitizen is proud of the role we played in Berkeley by addressing the e-waste crisis with our EcoCenter at Shattuck and University. Sadly, we had to close that site in 2015 when a shift in the global commodities market forced us to consolidate our operations. We are servicing Berkeley residents and businesses from our Burlingame Location.

GreenCitizen has always been about making every day Earth Day for the businesses and people we serve. Since 2005, we’ve offered computer recycling business pickup services and electronics drop-off at our recycling center. We service businesses and residences within 40 miles from our location.

Our Burlingame location is at
GreenCitizen Recycling Center/EcoCenter
1831 Bayshore Hwy, Suite 2
Burlingame, CA 94010
We're open Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

Our Burlingame center is more than an electronic recycling center for residential drop-offs and a place to schedule business pickups. It's also an EcoCenter where residents and businesses can learn actionable information about living a greener life and reducing damage to the Earth. We also offer secure, certified hard disk destruction; tape recycling and destruction; IT asset disposition; product destruction; and styrofoam recycling.

Unlike the Best Buy recycling drop-off, where you're limited to five items per household per day, there's no limit to what you can bring to GreenCitizen's recycling center. If it a computer or an electronic and,it runs on batteries or plugs in the wall if doesn't contain harmful chemicals or require a medical license to operate, chances are that we can help you recycle every item. Please check our list of what we can accept at our EcoCenter.

For business pickup, you can find more info on the business recycling pickup page.
For consumer drop-off, please check our recycling center to see list of acceptable items.
City of Berkeley Curbside Recycling Program
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 527-5555
Firestone Complete Auto Care
1974 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 843-5454
Oil Changers
2246 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 841-3731
Art's Automotive
2871 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 540-7093
Jiffy Lube
960 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 843-3057
Speed Oil Change Center
5225 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 985-1010
O'Reilly Auto Parts
4400 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 652-5318
Firestone Complete Auto Care
4238 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-9680
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Berkeley Transfer Station
1201 2nd St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-7270
Home Depot
3838 Hollis Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 601-9400
City of Berkeley Marina
201 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 981-6740
Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
3300 Powell St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 428-0505
O'Reilly Auto Parts
9989 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-0267
CASS Inc
2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-6476
Firestone Complete Auto Care
2850 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 451-0355

Mark Morris Tires
2850 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 451-0355
Quality Tune-up
10069 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(408) 374-2001
Speed Oil Change Center
10175 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-4203
Wheel Works
2359 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-6600

Oil Changers
640 W. Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-0205
Oakland Oil Change Center
11 Burma Rd.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 604-0466
Orinda Motors
63 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2012
Orinda Shell Auto Care
9 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-1486
O'Reilly Auto Parts
10680 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-3940
Orinda Chevron Service
11 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-4403
Batteries Plus Bulbs
10770 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 529-4150
Midas Muffler & Brake
10903 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 237-8640
Oil Changers
3418 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 534-6715
Marty's Motors
10929 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 235-6000
Wheel Works
1800 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 835-1800
Midas El Cerrito Post Office
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 237-8640
O'Reilly Auto Parts
1800 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 444-3160
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper, Inc.
1221 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 494-2060
Schnitzer Steel
1101 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-3919
Honda of El Cerrito
11755 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 412-6107
Staples
2352 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704


(510) 704-0872
Firestone Complete Auto Care
1974 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 843-5454
O'Reilly Auto Parts
4400 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 652-5318
Firestone Complete Auto Care
4238 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 653-9680
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Home Depot
3838 Hollis Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 601-9400
IKEA
4400 Shellmound St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-4532
Best Buy
3700 Mandela Pkwy.
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 420-0323
O'Reilly Auto Parts
9989 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-0267
Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
3300 Powell St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 428-0505
Firestone Complete Auto Care
2850 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 451-0355
CASS Inc
2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-6476
Wheel Works
2359 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-6600
O'Reilly Auto Parts
10680 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-3940
Batteries Plus Bulbs
10770 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 529-4150
El Cerrito Recycling Center
7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 215-4350
Wheel Works
1800 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 835-1800
O'Reilly Auto Parts
1800 Park Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 444-3160
Staples
11545 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 231-0388
Berkeley Transfer Station
1201 2nd St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-7270
Commercial Waste & Recycling, LLC
725 Independent Rd.
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 636-0852
Davis Street Transfer Station
2615 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 638-2303
E-Cycle Environmental
1937 Davis St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(800) 865-9137
City of Berkeley Bulky Waste Pick-Up Program
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2489
Out of the Closet (Berkeley)
1600 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(415) 771-1503
Ohmega Salvage
2407 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 843-7368
Urban Ore

900 Murray St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 841-7283
Out of the Closet (Church)
238 E. 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(415) 252-1101
Commercial Waste & Recycling, LLC
725 Independent Rd.
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 636-0852
City of Berkeley Organics Collection Program
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7270
City of Berkeley Curbside Recycling Program
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 527-5555
NexCycle
5130 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
(909) 796-2210
The Buy Back
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Alliance Metals
3426 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 547-2408
Alliance Metals
3426 Peralta St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 547-2408
TOMRA Pacific Inc
1000 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(951) 520-1700
National Recycling Corp
1312 Kirkham St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 268-1022
Lakeside Non Ferrous Metals
412 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-5466
Schnitzer Steel
1101 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-3919
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site - Oakland
2100 E. 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(800) 606-6606
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site - Hayward
2091 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94545
(800) 606-6606
Urban Ore
900 Murray St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 841-7283
Asset Logic
1321 67th St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(855) 482-7738
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 547-6470
ewaste Collective
620 Page St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(415) 883-1428
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Berkeley Transfer Station
1201 2nd St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-7270
Best Buy
3700 Mandela Pkwy.
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 420-0323
CASS Inc
2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-6476
Universal Waste Management, Inc.
721 37th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601
(888) 832-9839
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Home Depot
3838 Hollis Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 601-9400
IKEA
4400 Shellmound St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-4532
Batteries Plus Bulbs
10770 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 529-4150
Home Depot
11939 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 235-0800
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site - Oakland
2100 E. 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(800) 606-6606
City of Berkeley Bulky Waste Pick-Up Program
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-2489
Berkeley Transfer Station
1201 2nd St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 981-7270
Estates Mattress Company
2650 Magnolia St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 625-1200
Universal Waste Management, Inc.
721 37th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601
(888) 832-9839
Commercial Waste & Recycling, LLC
725 Independent Rd.
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 636-0852
West Contra Costa Sanitary Landfill and Recycling Center
1 Parr Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 236-8451
Milvia Outpatient Pharmacy
2500 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 204-6550
United Pharmacy
2929 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 287-1651
Preserve Gimme 5 Recycling Drop off at Whole Foods Market
3000 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 649-1333
Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 287-1651
Albany Senior Center
846 Masonic Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 287-1651
Berkeley Transfer Station-Medication Disposal
1201 2nd St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 287-1651
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Peralta Outpatient Pharmacy
3300 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 869-8835
Preserve Gimme 5 Recycling Drop off at Whole Foods Market
230 Bay Pl.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 834-9800
Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 287-1651
Oakland Fire Station #3
1445 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 287-1651
El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center
7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 215-4350
EBMUD Administration Building
375 11th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 287-1651
Walgreens
11565 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 234-9300
City of Berkeley Curbside Recycling Program
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 527-5555
Urban Ore
900 Murray St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 841-7283
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Alliance Metals
3426 Peralta St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 547-2408
CASS Inc
2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-6476
CASS Inc
2730 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-6476
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper, Inc.
1221 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 494-2060
Schnitzer Steel
1101 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-3919
Kelly-Moore Paints
4156 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-4970
Kelly-Moore Paints
969 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 525-3162
Glidden Professional Paint
3356 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 547-4924
Morgan Environmental Services Inc.
1601 Poplar St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 267-0134
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site - Oakland
2100 E. 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(800) 606-6606
City of Berkeley Organics Collection Program
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7270
Out of the Closet (Berkeley)
1600 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(415) 771-1503
Dorseys Locker
5817 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(888) 402-2665
East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
4695 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 547-6470
Automatic Response Systems
1461 Eastshore Hwy.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-8202
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Broadway Valero
3810 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
(888) 402-2665
Better World Books - Powell Street Plaza
5795 Christie Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(888) 510-7107
Alliance Metals
3426 Peralta St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 547-2408
Better World Books - El Cerrito Plaza
6050 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(888) 510-7107
Mama Maes
3000 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94608
(888) 402-2665
7-Eleven
2350 Harrison St.
Oakland, CA 94610
(888) 402-2665
1/4 Burger
2150 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
(888) 402-2665
Out of the Closet (Church)
238 E. 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(415) 252-1101
Rocky's Market
1440 Leimert Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602
(888) 402-2665
Sutta Company
1221 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 873-8777
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper, Inc.
1221 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 494-2060
City of Berkeley Organics Collection Program
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-7270
PostalAnnex+
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-4680
Preserve Gimme 5 Recycling Drop off at Whole Foods Market
3000 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 649-1333
Handle With Care Packaging Store
1625 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 540-6311
Safeway
3210 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 652-1990
Out of the Closet (Berkeley)
1600 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(415) 771-1503
Safeway
6310 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-6992
Safeway
1444 Shattuck Pl.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 526-3086
Safeway
5130 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 658-6612
Safeway
1500 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 525-4107
NexCycle
5130 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618
(909) 796-2210
Handle With Care Packaging Store
6001 Shellmound St. #106
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-1006
Handle With Care Packaging Store
4364 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 420-1171
Berkeley Recycling Center
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Packaging Store
4364 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 420-1171
The Buy Back
669 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 524-0113
Safeway
3889 San Pablo Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 450-1200
Target Store
1057 Eastshore Hwy.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 982-0512
Alliance Metals
3426 Peralta St.
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 547-2408
Target Store
1555 40th St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 285-0559
TOMRA Pacific Inc
1000 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(951) 520-1700
Safeway
3747 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 465-4187
Preserve Gimme 5 Recycling Drop off at Whole Foods Market
230 Bay Pl.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 834-9800
Safeway
2096 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 482-2266
Safeway
2 Camino Sobrante
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-8792
National Recycling Corp
1312 Kirkham St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 268-1022
Out of the Closet (Church)
238 E. 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94606
(415) 252-1101
Western Pacific Pulp & Paper, Inc.
1221 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 494-2060

Lakeside Non Ferrous Metals
412 Madison St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-5466
Safeway
11450 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 233-8400
Schnitzer Steel
1101 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-3919