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
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
Sentient Engine Makerspace 2630 Union St Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee Makerspace with sewing bay to DIY repairs or create your own clothing, textile art, etc.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Repair 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*.
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in alteration and repair
AA’s Tailors and Cleaners 3251 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
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
Sparklizing Cleaners 5200 Mowry Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2650 Durant Ave.) 2650 Durant Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
H&M (845 Market St.) - Collection Box 845 Market St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Up to 2 shopping bags of clothes and accessories per day. Accepts any brand. Collection bin by cash register. Receive 15% off 1 item for each bag brought in.
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Goodwill (Redwood City - Donation Trailer) 46 Fifth Ave Redwood City Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off Bag poor condition textiles for recycling. Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.

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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