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

Artefact Design and Salvage
23562 Highway 121 Sonoma, 94576. 707-933-0660.
Architectural salvage, home & garden, décor, fountains, seating & benches, reclaimed furniture tables, vintage & outdoor lighting, statuary, columns, building & garden ornaments, art & accessories.

Berkeley Outlet
711 Heinz St., Berkeley. 510-549-2896. Office furniture and supplies.

Blacks’ Farmwood
364 N. McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, 94954. 415-454-8312.
Wide plank, reclaimed wood flooring, unfinished and pre-finished engineered wood flooring, rustic beams, siding, character wall paneling.

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.

Community Thrift
623 Valencia Street, San Francisco. 415-861-4910.
Clothing and accessories, arts and media, and housewares.

Eco Thrift
490 Redwood Street, Vallejo. 707-557-0238.
For-profit 17,000 square foot showroom featuring clothing and accessories, electronics, and housewares.   

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.

Green Lynx
3220 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, 95407. 415-890-5880.
Appliances, architectural salvage, cabinets, commercial furniture, doors, wood furniture, hardware, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, reclaimed lumber, sinks, toilets, trim, windows.

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

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.

Child-related items, including clothes, blankets, toys, strollers.

The Lumber Baron
500 Cleveland Ave, Albany, 94710. 510-525-1906.
3 ½ acres of reclaimed lumber.

700 Kunzler Ranch Rd, Ukiah, 95482. 707-462-0686.
Integrated reclaimed wood products and reclamation services company specializing in redwood, Douglas fir, and western red cedar.

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

Placemakers, Inc.
1062 Center Street, San Carlos, 94070. 650-273-7530.
Construction, deconstruction, masonry, metal, wood, thermal & moisture protection, doors & windows, finishes, plumbing, electrical, appliances, furnishings, HVAC.

Ray’s Trading Company
3570 Gravenstein Highway South, Sebastopol, 95472. 707-829-9726.
Antiques and salvage sinks, doors, plumbing, tubs, windows, hardware.

Recycle Town
500 Meacham Road, Petaluma. 707-795-3660.
Doors, windows, toilets, sinks, furniture, cabinets.

Reuse for Arts & Crafts
1824 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, 94702. 510-967-3324
Arts and crafts.

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.

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.

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

Vintage Roof Tiles
1055 Commercial Ct #5, San Jose, 95112. 408-264-1405.
Over 40 brands of clay and concrete roof tiles, including rare and discontinued ones.

Whole House Building Supply & Salvage
318 S Clark Ave, Los Altos, 94024. 650-218-8596
Doors, windows, granite, appliances, sinks, crown molding, decking, flooring, lamps, lumber.
Conducts house salvage sales at homes slated for demolition.

William’s Low Cost Appliances.
6451 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, 94608. 510-658-4404.
Stoves, washing machines (top-loading only), driers, some refrigerators.
No dish washers. Can take some broken appliances, depending on condition.


  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.

  6. Yaeko Tanaka says:

    Where can I find clay roof tiles for vegetable garden?
    310 324 4631

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