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Clothing - Poor Condition

Clothes and linens (towels, bedding, rags) that are ripped and/or stained, or pieces of textiles that can be turned into rags or shredded for recycling.

Consider repair, stain removal and creative reuse before donation to an organization for reuse or recycling (rag and textile shredding).

Click here to learn more about clothing repair, stain removal for clothing and linens (DIY & non-toxic cleaners), and donation/recycling programs.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
A Z Alteration & Cleaners 3875 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
AA’s Tailors and Cleaners 3251 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Advanced European Tailoring 2808 Adeline St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alterations To Go 39116 Argonaut Way Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alterations Unlimited 1010 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ambercycle 3045 East 11th St Los Angeles Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Ship bulk quantity textiles for recycling. Manufacturers can acquire finished recycled fibers and yarns.
American Textile & Supply, Inc. 3439 Regatta Blvd Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction for alteration and repair
B-Line Cleaners 120 Hartz Ave. Danville Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Bahman Clothiers 9825 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Bay Rag 201 San Jose Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up No underwear.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Bag clean and dry garments. usagain.com/items-we-accept
Berkland Cleaners 2979 Sacramento St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Best Alteration 1190 Park St
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Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Better Living Through Sewing 40th St & Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in making alterations and repairs
Bismillah Boutique & Tailor 3359 Walnut Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Blue Jeans Go Green 400 East Ray Road Chandler Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Denim. Must be at least 90% cotton, no hangers, stickers, tags or plastic attached.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Clean and dry. See Textile Collection Program details.Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for reuse or recycling twice a year (first full wk of June/Oct). Set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Place clean, dry items in clear bags for donation. Donate clean, dry items to large thrifts for rag market or recycling into carpet padding, automotive stuffing, or the like.
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Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
During the first week of every January, April, July, October, gently used household textiles (sheets, towels, etc.) and clothing will be collected and donated to a local charity. Items should be clean and placed in a tightly tied clear bag next to the recyclables cart on your collection day. Receipts not provided.
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Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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