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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
Flamingo Tailor and Cleaners 10408-A San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Paid Drop-off
For Days 13100 Yukon Ave
Suite B
Hawthorne Recycle Buyback Mail-in The clothing can be in any condition as long as it's clean (no shoes - socks and swim okay).  We take any brand of clothing in any condition as long as it's clean and washed. Please no undergarments. Just throw all your old stuff in your Take Back Bag and use the prepaid shipping label to send it back to us. As thanks for doing your part, we'll instantly add a credit your account, good on any future purchase. $6 credit for the Small size, $10 credit for the Medium size, and $20 credit for the Large size.
Frank's Tailoring 2615 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off Alterations and cleaning
Fybraa Los Angeles Reuse Paid Mail-in Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.
Fybraa Los Angeles Recycle Paid Mail-in Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Geety's Tailoring & Alterations 125 Appian Way Union City Repair Paid Drop-off
Golden Needle Tailoring 1903 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Goodwill (121 Wisconsin St) 121 Wisconsin St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill (1669 Fillmore Street) 1669 Fillmore St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Goodwill (3525 MacArthur Blvd.) 3525 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill (3801 Third Street) 3801 Third St.
Suite 330
San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Goodwill (4631 Mission Street) 4631 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Goodwill (820 Clement Street) 820 Clement St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill (Berkeley) 2058 University Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill (Fremont) 4025 Mowry Ave. Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Goodwill - Outlet Store (Oakland) 2925 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Clean
Goodwill - Outlet Store (Oakland) 2925 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry condition for textile recycling.

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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