Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Ambercycle 3045 East 11th St Los Angeles Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Ship bulk quantity textiles for recycling. Manufacturers can acquire finished recycled fibers and yarns.
Material Return 647 Hopewell Road Morganton Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity from organizations and businesses for paid textile diversion.
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.
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.
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore 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.
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.
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Goodwill (Pleasant Hill) 1699 Contra Costa Boulevard,
Gregory Village Shopping Center
Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
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.
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.
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee SF Residents: A free appointment to pick up dry textiles does not count toward your one free bulky item pickup per year. SF Businesses: Appointments must be scheduled to collect all dry textiles from your business. Clearly label your boxes or bags \"Textiles\" so crews can keep these items separate from other boxed or bagged small items.
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.
Goodwill (Pittsburg) 396 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center
Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
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.
American Textile & Supply, Inc. 3439 Regatta Blvd Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
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.

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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