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Textiles - Good Condition/Size

Textiles are fabrics used for clothing, covering, upholstering, etc, and made from natural and synthetic materials.

Textiles include bolts, large swaths, yardage of fabric, leather, or textiles for upholstery, quilting, clothing, sewing projects, that can be reused by an individual or business.

Consider reuse and donation for intact, unstained, and clean textiles. For poor condition textiles, choose repair, and stain removal (clothing/ linens/ furniture fabric/ shoes) before donating to an organization that has reuse and/or rag and textile shredding capactity. Scrap fabric? Consider tiny projects.

Commercial entity? See the California Textile Resource Map (CPSC): Factories, Recyclers, Reuse, Repair, & Upcycle, Collectors

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
AAA Flag and Banner (LA) 8937 National Blvd Los Angeles Recycle Free Mail-in Recycle only the banners that they produce. PVC-free outdoor banners that are 100% recyclable.
AAA Flag and Banner (SF) 630 Tennessee Street San Francisco Recycle Free Mail-in Only recycle their own banners they produce. PVC-free outdoor banners that are 100% recyclable.
Ace Makerspace 6050 Lowell St
Suite 214
Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Sewing and Textiles Open Lab (small fee). Join our social sewing event and make wonderful things out of fabric, leather, and fiber materials. Great for beginners or folks just looking to access wonderful tools. Inquire about donation of good condition notions, fabric and machines.
Ace Makerspace 6050 Lowell St
Suite 214
Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Sewing and Textiles Open Lab (small fee). Join our social sewing event and make wonderful things out of fabric, leather, and fiber materials. Great for beginners or folks just looking to access wonderful tools. Inquire about donation of good condition notions, fabric and machines.
Adventure Playground 160 University Ave
Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off Sail cloth, outdoor fabric (old standing umbrellas) or such to repurpose into creative flags
Alameda Red Hanger Kleaners 883 Island Dr Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Ambercycle 3045 East 11th St Los Angeles Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Ship bulk quantity textiles for recycling. Manufacturers can acquire finished recycled fibers and yarns.
Angie Wilson, Textile Artist 244 Harrington Ave Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Textile artist.
Anthony Cleaners 1417 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Aquafil Synthetic Fibers and Polymers 550 N. Pioneer Ave
Suite 400
Woodland Recycle Drop-off for a Fee Commercial volumes for nylon garments (85% minimum nylon content)
Arts and Crafts Period Textiles 5427 Telegraph Ave Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Restoration of embroidered textiles.
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Bay Rag 201 San Jose Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up Poor condition to cut into rags
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.
Bonded Logic 24053 S Arizona Ave Chandler Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Services available for commercial volumes (Denim and Cotton). Contact vendor for further information. NaturalBlue denim thermal insulation take-back program for recycling.
Community Thrift Store 623 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Contra Costa Animal Services, Pinole Shelter 910 San Pablo Avenue Pinole Reuse Free Drop-off
Cotton Patch 1025 Brown Ave. Lafayette Reuse Free Drop-off
Coyuchi 855 El Camino Real
Suite 5
Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Store Drop-off (in Pt Reyes Station) of Coyuchi brand line of products that are recollected, then cleaned, mended, and resold for 35-40% off the original retail price as possible, or recycled.
Coyuchi 855 El Camino Real
Suite 5
Palo Alto Repair Free Drop-off Store Drop-off (in Pt Reyes Station) of Coyuchi brand line of products that are recollected, then cleaned, mended, and resold for 35-40% off the original retail price as possible, or recycled.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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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 Reuse & Recycling Program details. Quarterly curbside pick ups stated on the website. Single-family set out will be on your regular collection day. Multi-family residents ask your Property Manager for collection location. Accepted items are made of natural or artificial fibers and fabrics, such as clothing, towels, linens, bathmats, curtains, etc. Textiles that have human biowaste, blood, toxic chemicals, or motor oil on them, or which are wet and moldy. Textiles will be collected with a special vehicle that may service your block earlier or later than regular vehicles. Do not place bags behind or on top of carts.
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Dublin
Textile Collection Program AVI collects clean & dry textiles quarterly first full week of Jul, Oct, Jan and Apr in clear plastic bags from residents (SF & MF). Schedule collection at 925-479-9545 at least 7 days out.
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Emeryville
Fremont
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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