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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
Northface Outlet 1238 Fifth St Berkeley Recycle 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*.
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 Drop-off for a Fee
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off Clothes donation box
PriorLife 2322 Cass Rd Traverse City Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Send in your banners to be made into bags
Queen of Raw 349 5th Ave New York Reuse Mail-in for a Fee, Buyback Mail-in Fashion and interiors. Resell large quantity, purchase small quantity from site.
QuiltRepair 1625 Shattuck Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Mail-in for a Fee Quilt repair and restoration.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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