Hazardous Waste

Contra Costa County residents may drop off household hazardous waste at no charge. Small businesses pay a small fee to dispose of their hazardous waste.

Rapid Recycle

Located in Pacheco, CA they are a certified e-Waste Recycler taking for free all appliances, electronics, metal, and cardboard to keep these items from landing in the landfills. Pick ups available for a small fee. See website for hours, directions and more information.

Or visit your local BEST BUY Electronics.* More info >

*Recommendation provided courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 213

Books, Magazines & DVDs

Most libraries accept donations for their Book Fairs and Used Book Store if they don't keep them for general circulation.

Stuffed Animals, Toys, Books & Children's Clothes

Donate your clean new and gently used stuffed animals, books, blankets, children's clothes, and baby items. May require shipping.

DVDs, CDs, Blu-Ray and Video Games

Declutter is free to use and gives you guaranteed cash for your items. Simply enter a barcode andyou get an instant offer for your item. Then, pack your items into a box and ship them for FREE. Once they’ve processed your items, you get paid by check or direct deposit into your account.

Junk Mail

PaperKarma® lets you take photos of the unwanted mail you want to stop. Snap a photo, and you're done. They automatically contact the Mailer and remove you from their distribution list. PaperKarma® can stop most unwanted mail that is addressed directly to you.

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Unwanted Medication & Sharps (click on Pharmaceutical Disposal Program)

Disposal of pharmaceuticals down a toilet or drain has become a serious public concern. Contra Costa County households may now use any of the eleven collection sites to safely dispose of unwanted medications. Other reasons for the program include preventing abuse by young adults and to protect seniors. This disposal option decreases the likelihood of anyone taking a wrong or outdated medication by mistake, and gives families a convenient place to dispose of unwanted medicines. The Pharmaceutical Disposal Program partners with the Sheriff's Department and eight local police departments. These sites are open to all county residents Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Prescription Glasses Recycling

For over 25 years, LensCrafters associates and Independent doctors have worked with OneSight to provide quality vision care and eye wear to under served communities around the world. 

Clothing - Womens & Children

Mail your freshly laundered, brand-name, in like-new condition clothes to earn cash for every item they accept that meets their high quality standards. Cash out via Pay Pal or credit to shop on

For a  Pleasant Hill based consignment boutique of women's clothes, shoes, hand bags, and jewelry that are in great condition visit:

Move Loot

One Pickup, Get Three Services

Sell.Donate.Discard / Items are sold via the best resale channel and you receive 50% of the value. Items not sold are offered to charities and you receive the tax deduction. Remaining items will be taken to a recycling / junk center for responsible decommission.

Furniture - Collectibles - Electronics - Clothing - Appliances - Sports Equipment - Toys - and more