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
University One Hour Cleaners 1319 University Ave. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning
Sew Much The Better 2608 Ashby Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Fine tailoring, alterations and custom sewing
Goodwill (Brentwood) 6271 Lone Tree Way,
Empire Shopping Center
Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame 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.
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Rd. Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Smart Cleaners 3330 Village Drive
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Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
AA’s Tailors and Cleaners 3251 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Road Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
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.
Bonded Logic 24053 S Arizona Ave Chandler Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Services available for commercial volumes (Denim and Cotton). Contact vendor for further information.
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Concord - Willow Pass Road) 1659 Willow Pass Road Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
B-Line Cleaners 120 Hartz Ave. Danville Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Dublin Alterations 7005 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin 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.
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
USAgain 1800 W Bayshore Blvd East Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Flamingo Tailor and Cleaners 10408-A San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Thanhson Fashion Studio 10060 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito 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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