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
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.
Le's Tailoring & Cleaning 1707 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Uni Tailor 2013 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee tailor and alterations
Maria's Alteration 116 Garcia Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Geety's Tailoring & Alterations 125 Appian Way Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Bismillah Boutique & Tailor 3359 Walnut Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sarah Marie's Sewing School The Avenues San Bruno Repair Drop-off for a Fee Instruction in alteration and repair
Elegant Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
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
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Green cleaning and dry cleaning and repair service. Local free pick up and drop off service.
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
May's Alterations 120 Joaquin Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off 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

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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