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
Zkano Sock Recycling Program Emi-G Knitting (ATTN: Zkano Recycles Program)
1715 Airport Rd
Ft Payne Recycle Free Mail-in Old socks only, regardless of what brand they are or what materials they are made of. Please keep it to socks, y'all. that's all we're able to recycle at this time. Mail socks to listed address. User pays for shipping.
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Young's Cleaners Foothill Square Shopping Center
10700 MacArthur Blvd; Ste 54
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
USAgain (Portola Grocery Outlet) 1390 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (Edward Robeson Taylor School) 423 Burrows St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (Dr Charles R. Drew Elementary School) 50 Pomona Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at Sunset 76 on Noriega St) 1700 Noriega St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at Rank Quick Serve on Mission St) 4199 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at Oxbridge Market) 790 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at Boss Supermarket on Noriega St) 2551 Noriega St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
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.
USAgain 525 E Charleston Rd Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain 321 Middlefield Rd Menlo Park Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations
University One Hour Cleaners 1319 University Ave. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning
United Textile 1025 98th Ave
Bldg A
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity and entities.
Uni Tailor 2013 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee tailor and alterations

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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