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
Tailor it! By Gabriel Escobar 644 40th St Suite 202 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Main Street Alterations 22540 Main St Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
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
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
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Thanhson Fashion Studio 10060 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Maisilk 886 Colusa Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Tailoring
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
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
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
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
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Road Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations

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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