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
Great American Cleaners 215 El Cerrito Rd El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Fee for service, free pick up & delivery.
Herman's Tailoring 10257 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
Bahman Clothiers 9825 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.
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Recycle 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.
H&M (Emeryville) 5630 Bay St Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off clean and dry
I:CO I:CO Partner local store: H&M Bay Street Emeryville
5630 Bay St
Emeryville Recycle Free Mail-in Informational website. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins in stores.
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Reuse Free Pick-up Large quantity. Clothing that is donated but not valuable or sellable is given a second chance at life with our rag recycling program! St. Vincent de Paul sells wiping rags, cut from cotton tee shirts and clothing that we are unable to sell.
ReFleece Market 1 Ace St Fall River Recycle Free Mail-in Outer wear. Upcycled products & used gear marketplace for outer wear for women, men, kids, & pets. Donate poor condition outer wear for upcycling through their partners, or sell good condition outerwear on their site. Brands include Patagonia, REI, Title Nine and more, as well as ReWorked fleece outer wear.
Sparklizing Cleaners 5200 Mowry Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Bismillah Boutique & Tailor 3359 Walnut Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Haydee Dressmaking & Alterations 4144 Bay St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont 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.
Essy's Tailoring & Alterations 39184 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Green Leaf Cleaners 3918 Decoto Rd Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Alterations To Go 39116 Argonaut Way Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Express Alterations 43464 Ellsworth St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Zkano Sock Recycling Program Emi-G Knitting (ATTN: Zkano Recycles Program)
1715 Airport Rd
Ft Payne Recycle Free Mail-in Old socks only, regardless of what brand they are or what materials they are made of. Please keep it to socks, y'all. that's all we're able to recycle at this time. Mail socks to listed address. User pays for shipping.
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.

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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