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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
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Smart Cleaners 3330 Village Drive
B
Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
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
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
John the Fashion Tailor 4129 Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Essy's Tailoring & Clothier 4555 Hopyard Rd # 18 Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Estrella Designs 220 Division St Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Advanced European Tailoring 2808 Adeline St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Golden Needle Tailoring 1903 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck Ave 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
Green Leaf Cleaners 3918 Decoto Rd Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
European Design 14645 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alterations To Go 39116 Argonaut Way Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Piedmont Alterations 4283 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Muzhik Clothing Mending Service South Berkeley Farmers' Market
Adeline St & 63rd
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Clothing mending service.
Le Magic Cleaners 1706 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
University One Hour Cleaners 1319 University Ave. Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Repair Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning

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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