About Urban Ore

Listing of Local Reuse Stores

Looking to get rid of your unused stuff, or maybe pick up someone else’s? We hope that Urban Ore meets your needs. Even with a 30,000 ft² of indoor retail plus a 2-acre yard, we understand that we can’t be all things to all people (at least not all the time!)

If you don’t find what you need at our store, we hope you’ll find it in another Bay Area reuse store.

We’re very proud of the “co-opetition” in our area – other Bay Area businesses that make up a strong and growing reuse economy. Since our mission is to end the age of waste, businesses that would normally be thought of as competition become co-operators in a larger purpose. In addition to creating a viable marketplace for used goods, we think these enterprises add a little extra value.

Let us know of your favorite local reuse stores in the comments section below. We’ll update this list periodically.

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Local Reuse Stores Add Value

ReStore (Habitat for Humanity): SM
9235 San Leandro St
Oakland, CA 94603
(510) 777-1447
Building Materials

This and That: LO
1701 Rumrill Blvd.
San Pablo, CA  94806
(510) 232-1273
Used building materials & factory closeouts.

Ohmega Salvage: AP, LO
2407 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 843-7368
Architectural salvage specializing in Victorian through 1950s products.

Sink Factory: AP, LO
2140 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 540-8193
Antique and reproduction sinks, basins, faucets, tubs, and more. Offers repair service as well.

Building Resources: SM, LO, CE, VA
701 Amador St
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 285-7814
San Francisco resource for reusable, recycled and remanufactured building and landscaping materials. Non-profit conducts a variety of classes, workshops, and tours. Home to a 2nd enterprise called Red Shovel Glass Company that produces tumbled broken glass and ceramics for decorative landscaping.

Heritage Salvage: LO, VA
1473 Petaluma Blvd. So.
Petaluma, California, 94952
(707) 762-6277
Building materials and furniture, specializing in wood products. Design and build services for commercial interiors and household furnishings from reclaimed materials.

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse: SM, LO, CE
4695 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 547-6470
Materials suitable for art, education and household use. More info on The Depot’s extensive community education activities on their website.

The Reuse People: SM, CE
9235 San Leandro St
Oakland, CA 94603
(888) 588-9490
Building materials, deconstruction services, and training/consulting.

San Pablo Flea Market: LO
6100 San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
Retail business selling a little bit of everything reusable.

7 Comments

  1. Amy K says:

    Scrap in The Bayview in SF – a great place to find office supplies, fabric, and amazing miscellaneous

  2. Jake B says:

    Maselli and Sons Hardware in Petaluma has over 5 acres of steel salvage and all sorts of stuff that is super organized, all kinds of salvage here, and they have a full hardware store as well..its in Petaluma 519 Lakeville st., Its my go to salvage resource for art projects and design..

  3. […] On the other end of the cycle, avoid fees at the dump and drop-off your goods at Urban Ore for cash or trade credits while utilizing your power as an eco-citizen! For large or hard to move items, Urban Ore will come to you through their Outside Trader pick-up service. By scheduled appointment, a trader will assess your goods and offer free disposal, payment by check or a trade credit voucher for recyclable goods. Their web site is also a great go-to spot to get the 4-1-1 on environmental policy and action, read interesting blog entries and learn about Zero Waste Resources. For a quick list of other salvage stores around the Bay Area, click here. […]

  4. Rob says:

    What about near Los Angeles?

    • Urban Ore says:

      Hello Rob,

      There’s nothing quite like us in LA, but a quick Google search for “architectural salvage”, “reused building materials”, etc… should yield many good results!

      Good luck!

  5. Eco-Dumpster says:

    feel free to email us with requests we regularly get a lot of “junk” that can be reused.

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