Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Irena's Studio 4204 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Said with Threads, LLC 5924 Newpark Plaza Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee
LA Tailor Shop 525 Estudillo Ave SUITE B San Leandro 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
Jila tailoring studio 205 Main St Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Pick-up for a Fee
Essy's Tailoring & Alterations 39184 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sew Much The Better 2608 Ashby Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Fine tailoring, alterations and custom sewing
Lois Alteration & Design 3938 Pimlico Dr Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hui Yan Fashion & Alterations 3510 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
Fybraa South Gate Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Bag clean and dry garments.
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Clean condition for community reuse racks. (Not accepted items: undergarments, socks, shoes, hats, children's clothing)
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Reuse 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*.
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off, Mail-in for a Fee Give Back Box ($15) - Pack up to 70 pounds of your items in a box.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
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.
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.
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.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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