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
Thanhson Fashion Studio 10060 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Any brand of denim clothing for upcycling. Fee for tailoring by appt. Buyback for Levi's jeans & jackets.
Maisilk 886 Colusa Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Tailoring
European Design 14645 E 14th St San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
AA’s Tailors and Cleaners 3251 Castro Valley Blvd Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Alterations To Go 39116 Argonaut Way Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Muzhik Clothing Mending Service South Berkeley Farmers' Market
Adeline St & 63rd
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Clothing mending service.
Alterations Unlimited 1010 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sarah Marie's Sewing School The Avenues San Bruno Repair Drop-off for a Fee Instruction in alteration and repair
Elegant Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Uni Tailor 2013 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee tailor and alterations
Maria's Alteration 116 Garcia Ave 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
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Green cleaning and dry cleaning and repair service. Local free pick up and drop off service.
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
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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