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
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward 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 Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro 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.
USAgain (Edward Robeson Taylor School) 423 Burrows St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont 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 Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward 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.
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
USAgain 321 Middlefield Rd Menlo Park Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Goodwill (Rodeo) 607 Parker Avenue Rodeo Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin 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.
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore 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.
USAgain (Portola Grocery Outlet) 1390 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Retold Recycling 12855 Runway Rd
Suite 2209
Los Angeles Recycle 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.
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.

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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