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
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.
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
Tailor it! By Gabriel Escobar 644 40th St Suite 202 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Doan's Tailor Shop 725 Washington St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Hui Yan Fashion & Alterations 3510 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
Dry Clean Time Of America 2101 Webster St #160 Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Rose the Tailor 4122 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair On-site for a Fee
Young's Cleaners Foothill Square Shopping Center
10700 MacArthur Blvd; Ste 54
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
Hong Kong Custom Tailoring (Alterations) 2563 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Repair Free Drop-off
Eclipse Alterations 4168 Piedmont Avenue A & B Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Villa's Tailor Shop 5369 Bancroft Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Irena's Studio 4204 Piedmont Ave Oakland 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
Patagonia 525 Alma St Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Repairs: outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
The Tailor Maid Stanford Shopping Center
Suite #675
Palo Alto Repair Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: suits, wedding dresses, alter and repair clothes, curtains, and restyle clothing
USAgain 525 E Charleston Rd Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.

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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