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
Goodwill (Burlingame) 1215 California Dr Burlingame 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.
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Recycle Free Drop-off Bag clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing. Resold on the textile market for the rags market, carpet padding/seat stuffing and recycling.
USAgain (Dr Charles R. Drew Elementary School) 50 Pomona Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Goodwill (Alameda) 2319 Lincoln Ave. Alameda 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.
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Zara (Walnut Creek) 1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry
Goodwill (Redwood City - Donation Trailer) 46 Fifth Ave Redwood City 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.
USAgain (at Oxbridge Market) 790 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Separate for drop-off at the donation box
Hui Yan Fashion & Alterations 3510 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
Jila tailoring studio 205 Main St Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Essy's Tailoring & Alterations 39184 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda 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
Mimi's Custom Design & Alterations 366 17th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Monika's California Apparel & Alterations 148 Ray St # D Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
John the Fashion Tailor 4129 Broadway Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Essy's Tailoring & Clothier 4555 Hopyard Rd # 18 Pleasanton 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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