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
Monika's California Apparel & Alterations 148 Ray St # D Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Great American Cleaners 215 El Cerrito Rd El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Fee for service, free pick up & delivery.
Custom Cleaners & Alterations 1988 Lewelling Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Smart Cleaners 3330 Village Drive
B
Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off Repair clinic repairs: tears/holes, patches, buttons, zippers. FREE clothing repair service for UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Mr. Feng Tailor Studio 4008 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Pick-up for a Fee
Happy Gift & Clothing Alterations 1504 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
AA’s Tailors and Cleaners 3251 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Sentient Engine Makerspace 2630 Union St Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee Makerspace with sewing bay to DIY repairs or create your own clothing, textile art, etc.
The Tailor Maid Stanford Shopping Center
Suite #675
Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: suits, wedding dresses, alter and repair clothes, curtains, and restyle clothing
Young's Cleaners Foothill Square Shopping Center
10700 MacArthur Blvd; Ste 54
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Royal Cleaners Newark Market Place Shopping Center
5865 Jarvis Ave
Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck 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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