The following is an alphabetic list of appliances. Click any link below to display a list of companies that recycle that type of appliance.

*  Microwaves and most appliances containing pilot light sensors and electrical switches and relays are classified as hazardous waste and banned from landfill disposal. Pilot light sensors are found in some gas appliances such as stoves, ovens, clothes dryers, water heaters, furnaces and space heaters. Electrical mercury switches can be found in some chest freezers, pre-1972 washing machines, sump pumps, electric space heaters, clothes irons, silent light switches, automobile hood and truck lights, and ABS brakes.  For additional assistance in determining whether an appliance is determined hazardous and banned from landfill disposal, call the Department of Toxics Substances Control's Waste Evaluation help line at (916) 322-7676.

Didn't find what you were looking for?  Contact our Recycling Hotline (see below) or try using our Search Feature, checking our Full List of All Materials or visit Alameda County's Recycling & Reuse Website.

If it is not recyclable, please assure that you dispose of material properly through your garbage collection company or a permitted Transfer Station or Landfill.  To report illegal dumping, call 1-800-NO-DUMPING.

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This website is provided for information purposes only and is not meant to be exclusive or exclusionary in any way.  Information on this website should not be construed as a recommendation or endorsement by the County.  The County does not vouch for the capabilities, trustworthiness or performance of any individual, business or institution listed on this website.  Although we strive to provide a comprehensive listing of reuse and recycling options, it should not be regarded as complete with respect to the services, institutions or products it lists.  The County is not liable for errors or omissions and can not guarantee the accuracy of information regarding materials accepted, services or other details.   

IMPORTANT - Call vendors/companies first to verify accuracy of information.