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
Shirley's Designs & Alterations 3405 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Lucky Center Cleaners 1967 Mountain Blvd Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
M.A.I Tailoring/ Fashion Consultant & Clothier 2155 Las Positas Ct Suite S Livermore Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Bahman Clothiers 9825 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hacienda Cleaners 4550-D Tassajara Rd Dublin Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee instruction in alteration and repair
Solano Cleanette Services 1425 Solano Ave Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Tailor it! By Gabriel Escobar 644 40th St Suite 202 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Main Street Alterations 22540 Main St Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Flamingo Tailor and Cleaners 10408-A San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Berkland Cleaners 2979 Sacramento St Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off Repair clinic repairs: tears/holes, patches, buttons, zippers. FREE clothing repair service for UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.
Sparklizing Cleaners 5200 Mowry Ave Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Thanhson Fashion Studio 10060 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Maisilk 886 Colusa Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Tailoring
Frank's Tailoring 2615 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Alterations and cleaning
Best Alteration 1190 Park St
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Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Sentient Engine Makerspace 2630 Union St Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee Makerspace with sewing bay to DIY repairs or create your own clothing, textile art, etc.

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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