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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
Monika's California Apparel & Alterations 148 Ray St # D Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off
Mountain View Recycling Center 935 Terra Bella Ave Mountain View Recycle Free Drop-off Only Mountain View residents can recycle this here.
Mr. Feng Tailor Studio 4008 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Nancy Leon's Sewing Designs, Alterations 22370 Mission Blvd Hayward Repair Paid Drop-off
Narain's Outdoor Sewing & Fbrc 1275 San Pablo Ave
(Next to REI)
Albany Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning, sewing and repair for outdoor clothing, packs, tents, straps, buckles, zippers.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts all brands of clothing.
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Oxford Way Tailoring 6219 Shattuck Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Patagonia 525 Alma St Palo Alto Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Mail-in Repairs: outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
Patagonia (770 North Point St) 770 North Point Street San Francisco Repair Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off Repairs: Patagonia outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
Piedmont Alterations 4283 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Separate for drop-off at the donation box
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Paid Pick-up SF Residents: A free appointment to pick up dry textiles does not count toward your one free bulky item pickup per year. SF Businesses: Appointments must be scheduled to collect all dry textiles from your business. Clearly label your boxes or bags \"Textiles\" so crews can keep these items separate from other boxed or bagged small items.
Recycle for Change 1081 Essex Ave Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off, Paid Mail-in Give Back Box ($15) - Pack up to 70 pounds of your items in a box.
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Retold Recycling Chico Reuse Paid Mail-in

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
See Textile Recycling link. Gently used clothing and household linens (sheets, towels, etc.) will be collected quarterly and donated to a local charity. Place in a tightly tied clear bag next to the Recyclables Cart on your collection day.
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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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