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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
Goodwill Donation Site (580 Brannan Street) 580 Brannan St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Great American Cleaners 215 El Cerrito Rd El Cerrito Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Fee for service, free pick up & delivery.
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Reuse Paid Drop-off Online locator for green dry cleaning
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Repair Paid Drop-off Online locator for green dry cleaning
Green Leaf Cleaners 3918 Decoto Rd Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
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.
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.
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.
H&M (Emeryville) 5630 Bay St Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off clean and dry
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning
Hacienda Cleaners 5682 Stoneridge Dr Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning
Happy Gift & Clothing Alterations 1504 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro Repair Paid Drop-off
Haydee Dressmaking & Alterations 4144 Bay St Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off
Herman's Tailoring 10257 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Paid Drop-off
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Paid Drop-off
Hong Kong Custom Tailoring (Alterations) 2563 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
I:CO San Francisco Recycle Free Mail-in Information. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins in stores.
Irena's Studio 4204 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Jacquie's Sew & Sew 847 Emerson St. Palo Alto Repair Paid Drop-off Repairs: tailoring, clothes and textiles
Jila tailoring studio 205 Main St Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off

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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