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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
Retold Recycling Chico Recycle Paid Mail-in
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Ritz Tailor & Alterations 165 10th St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Royal Cleaners Newark Market Place Shopping Center
5865 Jarvis Ave
Newark Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Cleaning and alterations
Said with Threads, LLC 5924 Newpark Plaza Newark Repair Paid Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2650 Durant Ave.) 2650 Durant Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (2750 Alicia St.) 2750 Alicia St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (712 East 12th St) 712 East 12th St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland - 2794 Garden St.) 2794 Garden St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4000 Redwood Rd) 4000 Redwood Road Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4500 Redwood Rd) 4500 Redwood Rd. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Safe Storage) 2783 East 12th St. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off 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 poor condition textiles for recycling
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off Bag poor condition textiles for recycling

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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