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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
San Jose Bay Rag Co. 201 San Jose Ave. San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off Call first
Sarah Marie's Sewing School San Bruno Repair Paid Drop-off Instruction in alteration and repair
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Green cleaning and dry cleaning and repair service. Local free pick up and drop off service.
Sew Much The Better 2608 Ashby Ave Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off Fine tailoring, alterations and custom sewing
Shirley's Designs & Alterations 3405 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
SmartWool's Second Cut Project Location Finder Sonoma Outfitters (A Sock Drop-off Store)
2412 Magowan
Santa Rosa Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Socks only! 1. Clean socks only, please (please, please) 2. All brands, colors, sizes, and materials welcome (we’re not picky) 3. No rolled or paired socks, bags, rubber bands, paper clips (just single socks)
Solano Cleanette Services 1425 Solano Ave Albany Repair Paid Drop-off
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Pick-up
Sparklizing Cleaners 5200 Mowry Ave Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning
St. Vinnie's of Lane County Oregon (SVDP) Recycling Warehouse Drop-off
135 N. Cleveland St
Eugene Reuse Free Pick-up Large quantity. Clothing that is donated but not valuable or sellable is given a second chance at life with our rag recycling program! St. Vincent de Paul sells wiping rags, cut from cotton tee shirts and clothing that we are unable to sell.
Stitches Alameda - Custom Sewing & Alterations 2537 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Clean condition for community reuse racks. (Not accepted items: undergarments, socks, shoes, hats, children's clothing)
Tailor it! By Gabriel Escobar 644 40th St Suite 202 Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
Thanhson Fashion Studio 10060 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Paid Drop-off
The Cobblery 410 S California Ave Palo Alto Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Mail-in Repairs: Bags, zippers, shoes, leather items
The Mending Collective Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up Clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
The Tailor Maid Stanford Shopping Center
Suite #675
Palo Alto Repair Paid Drop-off Repairs: suits, wedding dresses, alter and repair clothes, curtains, and restyle clothing
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Recycle Free Drop-off

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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