Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Bonded Logic 24053 S Arizona Ave Chandler Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Services available for commercial volumes (Denim and Cotton). Contact vendor for further information.
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in alteration and repair
Custom Cleaners & Alterations 1988 Lewelling Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Landfill Drop-off for a Fee Wet, soiled, moldy. Public Drop-off Area
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Dry Clean Time Of America 2101 Webster St #160 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Dublin Alterations 7005 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Eclipse Alterations 4168 Piedmont Avenue A & B Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
#5486
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Clean clothing, scrap shoes and all textiles can be bagged and placed in the USAgain green and white bins. Including: torn and/or stained condition pillows, towels, sheets, and machine washable rugs.
Elegant Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Essy's Tailoring & Alterations 39184 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont 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
European Design 14645 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Express Alterations 43464 Ellsworth St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ferrario Made Goods 1625 16th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Denim repair and darning, inseam taper, chainstitch hemming
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee

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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