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
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 5682 Stoneridge Dr Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Happy Gift & Clothing Alterations 1504 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Haydee Dressmaking & Alterations 4144 Bay St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Herman's Tailoring 10257 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hong Kong Custom Tailoring (Alterations) 2563 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Hui Yan Fashion & Alterations 3510 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
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.
Irena's Studio 4204 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Jacquie's Sew & Sew 847 Emerson St. Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: tailoring, clothes and textiles
Jila tailoring studio 205 Main St Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
John the Fashion Tailor 4129 Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
LA Tailor Shop 525 Estudillo Ave SUITE B San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Le Magic Cleaners 1706 Franklin St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Le's Tailoring & Cleaning 1707 Webster St Alameda 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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