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
Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction for alteration and repair
Express Alterations 43464 Ellsworth St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alterations Unlimited 1010 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Hacienda Cleaners 5682 Stoneridge Dr Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Piedmont Alterations 4283 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Better Living Through Sewing 40th St & Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in making alterations and repairs
Ferrario Made Goods 1625 16th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Denim repair and darning, inseam taper, chainstitch hemming
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Patagonia (770 North Point St) 770 North Point Street San Francisco Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Patagonia outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Ritz Tailor & Alterations 165 10th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in alteration and repair
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Bahman Clothiers 9825 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Sparklizing Cleaners 5200 Mowry Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Said with Threads, LLC 5924 Newpark Plaza Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
LA Tailor Shop 525 Estudillo Ave SUITE B San Leandro 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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