Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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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
Reliable Liquidation 1251 Doolittle Drive San Leandro Reuse Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Commercial hotel/resort quantity upholstery
USAgain (Edward Robeson Taylor School) 423 Burrows St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Ecologic Designs 2500 47th ST
Unit 12
Boulder Reuse Free Mail-in woven fabric, vinyl banners, billboards, polyester banners, scrim
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Knick Knacks Thrift Shop 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
USAgain (at The Laundry Basket on Ocean Ave) 1500 Ocean Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
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.
Make It Home (San Rafael) NorthGate Mall (back entrance)
818 Northgate Dr
San Rafael Reuse Free Drop-off Leftover fabric - 2 yd minimum
Goodwill (Albany) 505 San Pablo Ave Albany Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Eco Thrift (25891 Mission Blvd.) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (1401 San Leandro Blvd.) 1401 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in Commercial volume. banners, parachutes, webbing, rope, netting, synthetic turf, geotextiles
USAgain (76 Gas) 975 Bayshore Blvd San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Ace Makerspace 6050 Lowell St
Suite 214
Oakland Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Sewing and Textiles Open Lab (small fee). Join our social sewing event and make wonderful things out of fabric, leather, and fiber materials. Great for beginners or folks just looking to access wonderful tools. Inquire about donation of good condition notions, fabric and machines.
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*.
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off

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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