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
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward 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.
Main Street Alterations 22540 Main St Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward 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.
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Repair Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
M.A.I Tailoring/ Fashion Consultant & Clothier 2155 Las Positas Ct Suite S Livermore Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore 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.
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Clean condition for community reuse racks. (Not accepted items: undergarments, socks, shoes, hats, children's clothing)
Retold Recycling 12855 Runway Rd
Suite 2209
Los Angeles Reuse 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.
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.
Ambercycle 3045 East 11th St Los Angeles Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Ship bulk quantity textiles for recycling. Manufacturers can acquire finished recycled fibers and yarns.
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 (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley 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.
Material Return 647 Hopewell Road Morganton Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity from organizations and businesses for paid textile diversion.
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.
Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off Only Mountain View residents can recycle this here.
Royal Cleaners Newark Market Place Shopping Center
5865 Jarvis Ave
Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Said with Threads, LLC 5924 Newpark Plaza Newark Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Better Living Through Sewing 40th St & Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in making alterations and repairs

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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