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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
RAFT - Resource Area For Teaching 1160 Kern Ave Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off
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, Paid Pick-up 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 Paid Drop-off poor condition. Box or bag separately from other items to keep clean and contained.
Recycle Re Fashion Recycle Paid 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 Salt Lake City Recycle Buyback Mail-in
Reliable Liquidation 1251 Doolittle Drive San Leandro Reuse Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial hotel/resort quantity upholstery
Reliable Liquidation 1251 Doolittle Drive San Leandro Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial hotel/resort quantity upholstery
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in banners, parachutes, webbing, rope, netting, synthetic turf, geotextiles,
reThinkRepair San Francisco Repair Paid Mail-in Informational book and website regarding repair culture in San Francisco.
Retold Recycling Chico Reuse Paid Mail-in Clean, good or poor condition.
Retold Recycling Chico Recycle Paid Mail-in Clean, good or poor condition.
Revelation Cleaners 2309 Encinal Ave Alameda Repair Paid Drop-off
Reverse Resources: Global Textile to Textile Recycling Recycle Paid Mail-in 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.
Royal Cleaners Newark Market Place Shopping Center
5865 Jarvis Ave
Newark Repair Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Cleaning and alterations
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (3921 Geary Blvd) 3921 Geary Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Alameda) 1918 Park St. Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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
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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