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
Muzhik Clothing Mending Service South Berkeley Farmers' Market
Adeline St & 63rd
Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Clothing mending service.
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Uni Tailor 2013 University Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee tailor and alterations
Maria's Alteration 116 Garcia Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Express Alterations 43464 Ellsworth St Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Alterations Unlimited 1010 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Narain's Outdoor Sewing & Fabric 1049 Camelia St
(Next to REI)
Albany Repair Drop-off for a Fee Cleaning, sewing and repair for outdoor clothing, packs, tents, straps, buckles, zippers.
US Cleaners 34584 Alvarado-Niles Rd Union City Repair Drop-off for a Fee cleaning and alterations
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
May's Alterations 120 Joaquin Ave San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ferrario Made Goods 1625 16th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Denim repair and darning, inseam taper, chainstitch hemming
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Green Leaf Cleaners 3918 Decoto Rd Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Golden Needle Tailoring 1903 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
Finest Tailoring & Alteration 7311 Village Pkwy Dublin 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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