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
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
Ferrario Made Goods 1625 16th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Denim repair and darning, inseam taper, chainstitch hemming
Mr. Feng Tailor Studio 4008 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland 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
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
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Bahman Clothiers 9825 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Road Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction for alteration and repair
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Flamingo Tailor and Cleaners 10408-A San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Berkland Cleaners 2979 Sacramento St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
B-Line Cleaners 120 Hartz Ave. Danville Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Hacienda Cleaners 5682 Stoneridge Dr Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Better Living Through Sewing 40th St & Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in making alterations and repairs
Patagonia (770 North Point St) 770 North Point Street San Francisco Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Patagonia outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops

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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