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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
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off instruction in alteration and repair
Custom Cleaners & Alterations 1988 Lewelling Blvd San Leandro Repair Paid Drop-off
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Dry Clean Time Of America 2101 Webster St #160 Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Dublin Alterations 7005 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Paid Drop-off
Eclipse Alterations 4168 Piedmont Avenue A & B Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
EkoLinq Pleasanton Reuse Free Pick-up Ask for minimum quantity for buyback by the pound from charity thrifts. Clean, dry condition.
EkoLinq Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up Ask for minimum quantity for buyback by the pound from charity thrifts. Clean, dry condition.
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 Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Essy's Tailoring & Alterations 39184 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off
Essy's Tailoring & Clothier 4555 Hopyard Rd # 18 Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off
Estrella Designs 220 Division St Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off
European Design 14645 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Paid Drop-off
Express Alterations 43464 Ellsworth St Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off
Ferrario Made Goods 1625 16th St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off Denim repair and darning, inseam taper, chainstitch hemming
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Paid Drop-off
Fix It Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Berkeley Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.

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
See Textile Recycling link. Gently used clothing and household linens (sheets, towels, etc.) will be collected quarterly and donated to a local charity. Place in a tightly tied clear bag next to the Recyclables Cart on your collection day.
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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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