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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
Reverse Resources: Global Textile to Textile Recycling Oakland Recycle Mail-in for a Fee Online. Global connector of manufacturers, recyclers (mechanical and chemical cotton & chemical polyester; down-cycling of mixed textile waste; mechanical poly-cotton, and mechanical/thermal polyester/nylon), fashion brands, and waste haulers for scrap, remnants, and garments in commercial quantity.
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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.
reThinkRepair San Francisco Repair Mail-in for a Fee Informational book and website regarding repair culture in San Francisco Bay Area. reThinkRepair features proprietors of 50+ repair shops—booming businesses as well as beloved establishments in danger of disappearing.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. banners, parachutes, webbing, rope, netting, synthetic turf, geotextiles
Reliable Liquidation 1251 Doolittle Drive San Leandro Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial hotel/resort quantity upholstery
Reliable Liquidation 1251 Doolittle Drive San Leandro Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial hotel/resort quantity upholstery
ReFleece Market 1 Ace St Fall River Reuse Free Mail-in, Buyback Mail-in Outer wear. Upcycled products & used gear marketplace for outer wear for women, men, kids, & pets. Donate poor condition outer wear for upcycling through their partners, or sell good condition outerwear on their site. Brands include Patagonia, REI, Title Nine and more, as well as ReWorked fleece outer wear.
ReFleece Market 1 Ace St Fall River Recycle Free Mail-in, Buyback Mail-in Outer wear. Upcycled products & used gear marketplace for outer wear for women, men, kids, & pets. Donate poor condition outer wear for upcycling through their partners, or sell good condition outerwear on their site. Brands include Patagonia, REI, Title Nine and more, as well as ReWorked fleece outer wear.
Recycler's World PO Box 58228 Salt Lake City Recycle Buyback Mail-in Membership-based worldwide information exchange for companies and individuals who buy, sell, or trade commodities, materials, goods, and services relevant to the industry.
Recycle Re Fashion Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Online circularity maps for textile and shoe recycling. Use the global platform to find the materials and products from the recycling of used textiles and shoes as a collector/sorter, transformer (material preparer or find outlets), and for industries to search for recycled materials.
Recycle Re Fashion Oakland Recycle Free Mail-in Online circularity maps for textile and shoe recycling. Use the global platform to find the materials and products from the recycling of used textiles and shoes as a collector/sorter, transformer (material preparer or find outlets), and for industries to search for recycled materials.
Recology San Francisco Transfer Station Public Recycling and Disposal Drop Off 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Drop-off for a Fee poor condition. Box or bag separately from other items to keep clean and contained.
Recology Recycle My Junk San Francisco Recycle Free Pick-up, Pick-up for a Fee SF Residents: A free appointment to pick up dry textiles does not count toward your one free bulky item pickup per year. SF Businesses: Appointments must be scheduled to collect all dry textiles from your business. Clearly label your boxes or bags \"Textiles\" so crews can keep these items separate from other boxed or bagged small items.
Re/Make 1012 Torney Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Informational website. Read the Fashion Accountability Report (2021) to see how 60 fashion companies compare across traceability, wages & wellbeing, commercial practices, raw materials, environmental justice & climate change, and governance, diversity & inclusion.
Rareform Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Billboards to upcycled bags for sales to the public. Contact them regarding corporate partnerships or donations, or repurposing past campaigns for corporate gifts.
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off Textiles: Carpet squares, large fabric pieces, sample books, string, yarn
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1355 Ridder Park Dr San Jose Reuse Free Drop-off Corporate branded bags, mugs, caps, t-shirts, polo shirts, trade show gifts
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1160 Kern Ave Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off

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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