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
Recycle for Change (Angel Wash House) 5205 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
USAgain (at Rank Quick Serve on Mission St) 4199 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (Edward Robeson Taylor School) 423 Burrows St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recycle for Change (B&J Burgers) 6202 3rd St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recycle for Change (MLK Middle School) 350 Girard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
USAgain (Portola Grocery Outlet) 1390 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recycle for Change (Shell Gas - Mission 4298 Mission St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry; bagged to stay clean and dry.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco 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.
USAgain (at Boss Supermarket on Noriega St) 2551 Noriega St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee SF Residents: A free appointment to pick up dry textiles does not count toward your one free bulky item pickup per year. SF Businesses: Appointments must be scheduled to collect all dry textiles from your business. Clearly label your boxes or bags \"Textiles\" so crews can keep these items separate from other boxed or bagged small items.
USAgain (at Sunset 76 on Noriega St) 1700 Noriega St San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Patagonia (770 North Point St) 770 North Point Street San Francisco Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee Repairs: Patagonia outerwear, bottoms, luggage, fasteners, tops
USAgain (Dr Charles R. Drew Elementary School) 50 Pomona Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
USAgain (at Oxbridge Market) 790 Silver Ave San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco 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.
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up Accepts clean ripped, stained, worn fabric/clothing is resold on the textile market, for the rags market or carpet padding/seat stuffing.
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Green cleaning and dry cleaning and repair service. Local free pick up and drop off service.

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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