• We prefer to receive cardboard, paper, dry clothes and books from 9AM-10AM MON-FRI; buyback may make your wait time much longer at any other hours.

CLOSED 1-2 PM daily for lunch. CLOSED on Sunday and all Holidays.

VALCORE accepts all CRV Beverage Containers for donation as well. When our COVID-19 policies lift, the following other items will also be accepted (with exception of clothes, cardboard, paper and books that are CURRENTLY accepted) . For now, please follow our CURRENT policies above as we monitor our social distancing and traffic flow. Thank you for your understanding.

Household BatteriesBatteries are commonly used in cordless telephones, camera equipment, radios, flashlights, watches, clocks, shavers, personal stereos, CD players, remote controlled toys.We do not take car batteries or any other lead-based batteries; please take them to Recology Vallejo at 2021 Broadway, Vallejo. (707) 552-3110.
Cardboard, Chipboard,
Brown paper bags
Manila envelopes, paper towel/toilet paper tubes. Chipboard (like cereal boxes) if grey or brown when torn. NO waxed, plastic, or foil coatings.Please flatten boxes. Also, remove and discard any plastic and Styrofoam packaging.

To check if box is cardboard or paper: tear it. If it is grey/brown, it is cardboard. If white, it is paper.
Ink/Toner cartridgesWe accept empty inkjet and laser cartridges. No toner waste containers. These items can be dropped off here during donation hours.
Newspaper, Magazines,
Brochures, slick/glossy advertisements.
Clothing and TextilesClothing, bedding, purses, shoes, belts, pillows, etc.Items need to be dry and bagged. Condition doesn't matter as damaged items will be shredded and turned into carpet insulation. They do not need to be clean.
Paper or hardback booksAny books including textbooks and encyclopediasDonated books will either be put in the ReUse Barn for others to enjoy, sent to one of the organizations we support including and Operation Paperback, or recycled. is collecting books, especially school aged reading and textbooks to send to Kenya where they are trying to establish libraries. Operation Paperback sends select paperbacks overseas to our service men and women.
Office paperWhite and colored paper, construction paper, FAX paper, NCR paper, envelopes (windows OK), and Post-it notes. NO stickers/adhesive labels, carbon paper, tissue paper, paper plates, paper napkins, or paper towels.Please open all envelopes and remove contents.

Paper clips and staples are okay.
Shredded office paperWhite and colored paperKeep in clear secured bags.
Glass bottles and jarsClean food and beverage bottles and jars Remove lids and sort by color: clear, brown, and green (paper labels OK). NO window glass, drinking glasses or dishes.Rinse out all bottles and jars.

Plastic Bottles
Look for the symbols on the bottom of the bottles as shown. Remove lids, rinse and crush bottles.
Aluminum scrapClean foil, pie pans, some cat food cans, non-CRV aluminum drink cans.Test with a magnet. Magnets will not stick to aluminum.
Electronics/ComputersInk cartridgesWe do not take in E-waste.
VehiclesCars, trucks, RVs, boats, motorcyclesVALCORE Recycling has teamed up with Car Donations Services, Inc. Please note, we do not provide paperwork or receive your vehicle at VALCORE's location.

Click here to find out more about this service.

Want to donate money to VALCORE?

We appreciate any monetary donation to help with our organization’s upkeep. Donating your CRV materials at our location is one way to donate to our cause.

You may write us a check at our location:
VALCORE Recycling, 38 Sheridan St. Vallejo, CA.

We are also listed in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

VALCORE Recycling has teamed up with Car Donations Services, Inc. to provide you with the easiest way possible to donate your vehicle whether it is running or not. Click here to donate directly or enter our information page to find out more about this service.


Any amount of help and donation allows us to continue to provide service to our community!

Click here to see items we also accept for donation at our location.