Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

What do I do with:

Near:

SEARCH

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
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2750 Alicia St.) 2750 Alicia St. Oakland 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.
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame 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.
United Textile 1025 98th Ave
Bldg A
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity and entities.
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 San Francisco Bay Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Safe Storage) 2783 East 12th St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
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.
H&M (150 Powell St.) - Collection Box 150 Powell 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.
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off Bag clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing. Resold on the textile market for the rags market, carpet padding/seat stuffing and recycling.
American Textile & Supply, Inc. 3439 Regatta Blvd Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial quantity
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland - 2794 Garden St.) 2794 Garden St. Oakland 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.
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View 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 (3521 20th Ave.) - Collection Box 3521 20th Ave. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4000 Redwood Rd) 4000 Redwood Road Oakland 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.
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean salvage quality textiles.
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 (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland 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.

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.
###
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.
###
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.
###
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.
###
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

Questions? Comments?   We're here to help!      Get in touch!

Additional Tools

  • Item Search
  • Vendor Search
  • Information for Vendors

Grab the mobile apps for answers on the go:

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Brought to you by A public agency reducing waste in Alameda County since 1976.