Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Rodeo) 607 Parker Avenue Rodeo Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Mateo) 28 W. 25th Ave San Mateo Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Pablo) 100A San Pablo Towne Center San Pablo Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Rafael) 809 Lincoln Ave San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (South San Francisco ) 225 Kenwood Way South San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Walnut Creek) 2536 N Main Street Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill San Francisco Bay Recycle Free Drop-off
Great American Cleaners 215 El Cerrito Rd El Cerrito Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Fee for service, free pick up & delivery.
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Repair Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
Green Earth Dry Cleaner Locator 51 West 135th Street Kansas City Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Online locator for green dry cleaning
Green Leaf Cleaners 3918 Decoto Rd Fremont Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Clean Up Day. Place textiles in a box or bag. Set out as part of your Clean Up Day.
H&M (Emeryville) 5630 Bay St Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off clean and dry
Hayward Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Hesperian Cleaners 15848 Hesperian Blvd San Lorenzo Repair Drop-off for a Fee
Honey Jayne San Francisco Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Informational. Textile artist. Custom costume and festival clothing design from upcycled materials.
Hope Services (Fremont) 37482 Fremont Blvd Fremont Reuse Free Pick-up

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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