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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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
College of Alameda Apparel Design & Merchandising Program 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off instruction in alteration and repair
Bonded Logic 24053 S Arizona Ave Chandler Recycle Paid Pick-up Services available for commercial volumes (Denim and Cotton). Contact vendor for further information.
Blue Jeans Go Green 400 East Ray Road Chandler Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in Denim. Must be at least 90% cotton, no hangers, stickers, tags or plastic attached.
Bismillah Boutique & Tailor 3359 Walnut Ave Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off
Better Living Through Sewing 40th St & Broadway Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off instruction in making alterations and repairs
Best Alteration 1190 Park St
Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Berkland Cleaners 2979 Sacramento St Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Bag clean and dry garments.
Bay Rag 201 San Jose Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up No underwear.
Bahman Clothiers 9825 San Pablo Ave El Cerrito Repair Paid Drop-off
B-Line Cleaners 120 Hartz Ave. Danville Repair Paid Drop-off Cleaning
Apparel Arts 1616 Franklin St Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off instruction for alteration and repair
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Anatoly's 3864 Piedmont Ave Oakland Repair Paid Drop-off
American Textile & Supply, Inc. 3439 Regatta Blvd Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
Ambercycle 3045 East 11th St Los Angeles Recycle Paid Mail-in Ship bulk quantity textiles for recycling. Manufacturers can acquire finished recycled fibers and yarns.
Alterations Unlimited 1010 Stoneridge Mall Rd Pleasanton Repair Paid Drop-off
Alterations To Go 39116 Argonaut Way Fremont Repair Paid Drop-off
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Advanced European Tailoring 2808 Adeline St Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
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.
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.
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.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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