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 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.
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.
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.
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 1809 Santa Rita Rd
Ste E
Pleasanton Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Dye your fabric or leather shoes to match any color or outfit.
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Eco Thrift (25891 Mission Blvd.) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
UpcycleitNow 2002 N Main St Santa Ana Reuse Pick-up for a Fee Banners from brands are used to produce collateral for redistribution and sales (like bags, totes, coin purses, and wallets).
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
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
TEK Tailor Factory Store / Sonoma USA 3253 Santa Rosa Ave
(behind Sequoia Floral)
Santa Rosa Reuse Free Drop-off We can print on a wide range of products and fabrics with our wide format Direct To Textile printer, Heat Press, Direct To Garment and Dye Sublimation equipment. We offer contract cutting and sewing services for a wide range of products and materials – for short runs as well as large volume production runs.
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Excellent condition fabrics for quilting and sewing projects.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Bambino Thrift Shop (5290 College Ave.) 5290 College Ave. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Meghan Shimek Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Upcycle, redesign, resell. Uses upcycled textiles in her designs and artwork.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off

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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