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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
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Rose the Tailor 4122 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction for alteration and repair
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland 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
Mimi's Custom Design & Alterations 366 17th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2750 Alicia St.) 2750 Alicia St. Oakland 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 (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland 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.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Safe Storage) 2783 East 12th St. Oakland 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.
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
United Textile 1025 98th Ave
Bldg A
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity and entities.
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland 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.
Mr. Feng Tailor Studio 4008 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland - 2794 Garden St.) 2794 Garden St. Oakland 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.
Dry Clean Time Of America 2101 Webster St #160 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4000 Redwood Rd) 4000 Redwood Road Oakland 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.
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4500 Redwood Rd) 4500 Redwood Rd. Oakland 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.
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective

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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