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

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Concord 5350 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
I:CO I:CO Partner local store: H&M Bay Street Emeryville
5630 Bay St
Emeryville Recycle Free Mail-in Informational website. Logistics company for brands wanting to set up textile recycling collection in stores. More than 40 retail partners with bins in stores.
Joona Fabriculture 1419 Park St
Unit D
Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Custom textile/fabric design.
Knick Knacks Thrift Shop 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Levi's Retail Store 5461 Bay St Emeryville Repair Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee, 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, Drop-off for a Fee, 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 Mail-in for a Fee 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.
Make It Home (San Rafael) NorthGate Mall (back entrance)
818 Northgate Dr
San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off Leftover fabric - 2 yd minimum
Make It Home (Walnut Creek) 1271 Boulevard Way Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off Leftover fabric - 2 yd minimum
Marina Village Cleaners 817 Marina Village Pkwy Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee
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 Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee
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.
Maselli Brothers Shoe, Leather, Luggage Service & Repair 7911 Brentwood Blvd Brentwood Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Dye your fabric or leather shoes to match any color or outfit.
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 Reuse Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website. Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Repair Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Accepts Northface apparel and gear only for Renewed processing. See website. Join XPLR Pass™ and when you trade in your old gear, you’ll receive a $10 credit, valid online and in stores*.

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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