Ecopark Store

Drop Off

Avoid dump fees and keep landfills empty by Dropping Off your used goods at our Berkeley, CA Ecopark.

Photo of several Urban Ore receiving department employees unloading furniture from a box truck.

We've got plenty of help waiting for you at our Receiving Department.

Urban Ore operates a dropoff/buyback facility with two specialized receiving areas.  Building Materials and General Store

Things we receive should be reusable as-is, and able to survive in our retail environment long enough to find a new home.  We accept many things other places turn away, and so we are presented at times with more volume than we can handle.  Therefore we may turn away some things that either we can’t sell quickly, or at least trade for enough value to pay our handling and space costs.

All sellers must provide picture ID such as a California Driver’s License or a California identification card.  All sellers must sign a declaration that they are the rightful owner of the property being traded.  In the unlikely event of a dispute over ownership,  Urban Ore always cooperates fully with police in any investigation.

Trade Credits Are a Better Deal

We offer trade credits in lieu of cash that will extend your purchasing power. When you sell your reusables to Urban Ore, consider whether you plan to buy merchandise from us at the Ecopark. If you think you will, ask to be paid in Trade Credits. You’ll get a bigger payment and help to End the Age of Waste.

Here is what you need to know:

  • When we purchase from you, we give more value in trade credits than cash.
  • The trade credit slips are about the same size as money and fit into most wallets.
  • Trade credits can be used for up to one year to purchase merchandise at Urban Ore.
  • Trade credits cannot be converted to cash.
  • Lost trade credits cannot be replaced.