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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
The Mending Collective Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off instruction in alteration and repair
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Golden Needle Tailoring 1903 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Le's Tailoring & Cleaning 1707 Webster St Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Elegant Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Pick-up
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Clean
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Best Alteration 1190 Park St
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Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Narain's Outdoor Sewing & Fbrc 1275 San Pablo Ave
(Next to REI)
Albany Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning, sewing and repair for outdoor clothing, packs, tents, straps, buckles, zippers.
Solano Cleanette Services 1425 Solano Ave Albany Repair Paid Drop-off

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
See Textile Recycling link. Gently used clothing and household linens (sheets, towels, etc.) will be collected quarterly and donated to a local charity. Place in a tightly tied clear bag next to the Recyclables Cart on your collection day.
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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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