Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Smartwool Sock Recycling: Drop-off & Mail-in Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in, Mail-in for a Fee Socks only! 1. Clean, ripped, old, torn socks only, please 2. All brands, colors, sizes, and materials welcome (we’re not picky) 3. No rolled or paired socks, bags, rubber bands, paper clips (just single socks).
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Reuse Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Golden Needle Tailoring 1903 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Pick-up for a Fee
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Best Alteration 1190 Park St
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Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in alteration and repair
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Le's Tailoring & Cleaning 1707 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee

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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