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

What do I do with:



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
Haydee Dressmaking & Alterations 4144 Bay St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Le Magic Cleaners 1706 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Dry Clean Time Of America 2101 Webster St #160 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Herman's Tailoring 10257 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
University One Hour Cleaners 1319 University Ave. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning
Dublin Alterations 7005 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Repair Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
Piedmont Alterations 4283 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hong Kong Custom Tailoring (Alterations) 2563 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Road Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Eclipse Alterations 4168 Piedmont Avenue A & B Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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*.
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Reuse Free Drop-off Clean and dry
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.
Retold Recycling 12855 Runway Rd
Suite 2209
Los Angeles Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Reuse Free Pick-up Large quantity. Clothing that is donated but not valuable or sellable is given a second chance at life with our rag recycling program! St. Vincent de Paul sells wiping rags, cut from cotton tee shirts and clothing that we are unable to sell.
Fybraa South Gate Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.

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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