Recycle Stores
Like that of Consignment Stores, Recycle Stores are fun to visit, where a bargain maybe found, from clothing, pottery, kitchenware, household items and decorations, furniture, kids stuff, jewelry, electronics, furniture, to even antiques.

Plus, if you are trying to get rid of your own cool stuff, these are great places to donate.  Call to see if the recycle stores do pickups, and/or if tax write-offs are available.
Thrift Town
3645 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante, CA 94803
Hours: M-Sat 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-7pm 
Urban Ore
900 Murray Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Hours: M-F 8:30am-7pm, Sunday 10am-7pm
Tel: (510) 841-7283

Recycled Construction Material (interior/exterior), as well as clothing, kitchen and household items, collectibles, antiques, books, LPs, CD's, electronics, bicycles, furniture, lighting, plumbing, electrical, gardening and much more. 
Rapid Recycle
5292 Pacheco Blvd, Pacheco, CA 94553
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8-5pm
Tel: (925) 671-8008