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
Goodwill (Concord - Willow Pass Road) 1659 Willow Pass Road Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
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.
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
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.
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward 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 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.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont 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.
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.
For Days 13100 Yukon Ave
Suite B
Hawthorne Recycle Buyback Mail-in The clothing can be in any condition as long as it's clean (no shoes - socks and swim okay).  We take any brand of clothing in any condition as long as it's clean and washed. Please no undergarments. Just throw all your old stuff in your Take Back Bag and use the prepaid shipping label to send it back to us. As thanks for doing your part, we'll instantly add a credit your account, good on any future purchase. $6 credit for the Small size, $10 credit for the Medium size, and $20 credit for the Large size.
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City 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 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.
United Textile 1025 98th Ave
Bldg A
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity and entities.
Goodwill (Rodeo) 607 Parker Avenue Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
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.
Marine Layer 1901 Fourth St
Suite 106 (Store Drop-off)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in t-shirts, cotton preferred.
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.

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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