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
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Any brand of denim clothing for upcycling. Fee for tailoring by appt. Buyback for Levi's jeans & jackets.
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, Buyback Drop-off Any brand of denim clothing for upcycling. Fee for tailoring by appt. Buyback for Levi's jeans & jackets.
Lois Alteration & Design 3938 Pimlico Dr Pleasanton 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
Madewell 1901 Fourth St
Suite 104
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Denim. clean and dry.
Main Street Alterations 22540 Main St Hayward Repair Free Drop-off
Maisilk 886 Colusa Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Tailoring
Maria's Alteration 116 Garcia Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Marine Layer 1901 Fourth St
Suite 106 (Store Drop-off)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in t-shirts, cotton preferred.
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Road Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning
Marshall Steel Cleaners 20447 Redwood Rd. Castro Valley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning and alterations
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Material Return 647 Hopewell Road Morganton Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity from organizations and businesses for paid textile diversion.
May's Alterations 120 Joaquin Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
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 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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