Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
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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
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Narain's Outdoor Sewing & Fabric 1049 Camelia St
(Next to REI)
Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning, sewing and repair for outdoor clothing, packs, tents, straps, buckles, zippers.
Solano Cleanette Services 1425 Solano Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Albany) 505 San Pablo Ave Albany 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.
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off Bag poor condition textiles for recycling. Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website.Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.
University One Hour Cleaners 1319 University Ave. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley 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.
Sew Much The Better 2608 Ashby Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Fine tailoring, alterations and custom sewing
Muzhik Clothing Mending Service South Berkeley Farmers' Market
Adeline St & 63rd
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Clothing mending service.
Advanced European Tailoring 2808 Adeline St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Maisilk 886 Colusa Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Tailoring
Uni Tailor 2013 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee tailor and alterations
Berkland Cleaners 2979 Sacramento St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Frank's Tailoring 2615 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Alterations and cleaning
Marine Layer 1901 Fourth St
Suite 106 (Store Drop-off)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in t-shirts, cotton preferred.
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off Repair clinic repairs: tears/holes, patches, buttons, zippers. FREE clothing repair service for UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.
Madewell 1901 Fourth St
Suite 104
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Denim. clean and dry.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2650 Durant Ave.) 2650 Durant Ave. Berkeley 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.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website.Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.

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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