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
Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Knick Knacks Thrift Shop 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. banners, parachutes, webbing, rope, netting, synthetic turf, geotextiles
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
Cotton Patch 1025 Brown Ave. Lafayette Reuse Free Drop-off
The Haven Thrift Store (Tri-Valley) 116 North L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Oceanworks 11828 La Grange Ave Los Angeles Recycle Buyback Pick-up Large quantity marine textiles - fishing nets. Recycles plastics from the ocean and other plastics through their approved suppliers. Contact Oceanworks to find out how to be a supplier. To Note: Materials collected from community beach clean ups are not accepted. Do not directly trade in raw materials but have many collectors in our network. Should you have clean and sorted material, we may be able to connect you to one of our network suppliers. If not, you may qualify to be part of our plastic credits network.
Retold Recycling 12855 Runway Rd
Suite 2209
Los Angeles Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Clean, good or poor condition.
Retold Recycling 12855 Runway Rd
Suite 2209
Los Angeles Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Clean, good or poor condition.
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.
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Reuse Free Mail-in, Drop-off for a Fee Sell remade clothing, quilts, and linens from dead textile stock. Repairs quilts and clothing (knits, denim, outdoor gear, heirloom garments) for a fee by drop off or mail in. Donate garments for free community reuse closet.
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Repair Free Mail-in, Drop-off for a Fee Sell remade clothing, quilts, and linens from dead textile stock. Repairs quilts and clothing (knits, denim, outdoor gear, heirloom garments) for a fee by drop off or mail in. Donate garments for free community reuse closet.
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.
Facebook Marketplace Facebook Headquarters
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback 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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