Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Coyuchi 855 El Camino Real
Suite 5
Palo Alto Recycle 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.
Davis Street (WM) Resource Recovery Complex (Transfer Station) 2615 Davis St. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off Reuse drop-off area
Designing A Difference 1234 Indiana St San Francisco Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Apparel production, development, packaging, in-house fulfillment and repair orders. Minimum of 200 garments. Can work with upcycled garments and textiles to make brand/corporate custom merchandise.
Designing A Difference 1234 Indiana St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee Apparel production, development, packaging, in-house fulfillment and repair orders. Minimum of 200 garments. Can work with upcycled garments and textiles to make brand/corporate custom merchandise.
Eco Thrift (25891 Mission Blvd.) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Ecologic Designs 2500 47th ST
Unit 12
Boulder Reuse Free Mail-in woven fabric, vinyl banners, billboards, polyester banners, scrim
Ecologic Designs Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Transforms old banners and billboards into bags - backpacks, messenger bags, hip packs, wallets, travel kits, ipad sleeves, laptop cases, zipper pouches and more
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
Pleasanton Reuse Free Pick-up
EkoLinq 4300 Black Ave
Pleasanton Recycle Free Pick-up
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off Neatly folded & clear plastic-bagged craft fabrics and notions in the Exchange Room. USAgain Bins (clean, worn, stained, and/or ripped/torn ok for recycling). All items must be clean, dry, and bagged.
Encinal Dry Cleaning & Alterations 2004 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
FabMo 1240 Birchwood Drive Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Decorator or home sewing garment weight fabric, fabric on bolts. Must be clean - no stains, smells (inc. mothballs or pets, long-term storage). Must be 1/2 yd or larger, except for \"never-used\" pre-folded \"quilting Fat Quarters.\". No garments, linens, or such.
FabScrap 140 58th St Brooklyn Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Shop fabrics recovered from your favorite brands. Upholstery, leather/fur, trims, yarn cones, yard packs, scrap packs, mendables - outfits with an accidental cut, designer upcycled fabric-based items (NYC and Phily)
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Fashion Incubator San Francisco 845 Market St San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Information. Fashion Incubator San Francisco is for entrepreneurs who are serious about scaling their existing businesses.
FixIt Clinic (In-person & Virtual) Repair Free Mail-in Self-repair through the Global Fixers Server on Discord or through Zoom FixIt Clinics.
Free Oakland UP 2809 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Fabric for sewing, crafting, projects, quilting, etc.
FreeCycle The Freecycle Network
PO Box 294
Tuscon Reuse Free Pick-up
Fybraa South Gate Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Paid clothing service that separates usable items to resell on poshmark and recycles the rest.
Garden Cleaners 1529 Webster St Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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 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.
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.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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