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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 (clothinglinensfurniture 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
Knick Knacks Thrift Shop 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Any brand of denim clothing for upcycling. Denim tailoring for fee by appt. Buyback for Levi's jeans & jackets.
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Any brand of denim clothing for upcycling. Denim tailoring for fee by appt. Buyback for Levi's jeans & jackets.
Looptworks 2410 SE 11th Street Portland Reuse Paid Mail-in Accept consistent pre-consumer or post-consumer waste streams from companies to upcycle, downcycle, and donate. Examples include old airline seat leather, fishing waders, brand fabrics, sports uniforms, coffee bags, motorcycle leather, retired uniforms, and merchandise.
Madewell 1901 Fourth St
Suite 104
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Denim. clean and dry.
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Marine Layer 1901 Fourth St
Suite 106 (Store Drop-off)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in t-shirts, cotton preferred.
Martinizing Dry Cleaners 2210 S Shore Center Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Meghan Shimek Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Upcycle, redesign, resell. Uses upcycled textiles in her designs and artwork.
More With Less Studio Castro Valley Reuse Free Drop-off Textile artist. Donations by appointment.
Nextdoor Headquarters
420 Taylor St
San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Clean and dry. good and poor condition.
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up Excellent condition fabrics for quilting and sewing projects.
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.
One Stop Cleaners 2305 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Clothes donation box
Queen of Raw 349 5th Ave New York Reuse Paid Mail-in, Buyback Mail-in Fashion and interiors. Resell large quantity, purchase small quantity from site.
QuiltRepair 1625 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Mail-in Quilt repair and restoration.
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

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
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
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
See Textile Recycling link. Gently used clothing and household linens (sheets, towels, etc.) will be collected quarterly and donated to a local charity. Place in a tightly tied clear bag next to the Recyclables Cart on your collection day.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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