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
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
May's Alterations 120 Joaquin Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website.Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.
Herman's Tailoring 10257 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Dublin Alterations 7005 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Jacquie's Sew & Sew 847 Emerson St. Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: tailoring, clothes and textiles
Mimi's Custom Design & Alterations 366 17th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hong Kong Custom Tailoring (Alterations) 2563 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Eclipse Alterations 4168 Piedmont Avenue A & B Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Young's Cleaners Foothill Square Shopping Center
10700 MacArthur Blvd; Ste 54
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Pick-up for a Fee
Patagonia 525 Alma St Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Repairs: outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
Monika's California Apparel & Alterations 148 Ray St # D Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Irena's Studio 4204 Piedmont Ave Oakland 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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