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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
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland - 2794 Garden St.) 2794 Garden St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4000 Redwood Rd) 4000 Redwood Road Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Oakland -4500 Redwood Rd) 4500 Redwood Rd. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Safe Storage) 2783 East 12th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Store 1806 Linda Dr. Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off
San Francisco Quilters Guild PO Box 27002 San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Quilting Information. Sewing Circles include Bee Modern, whose members share an interest in modern quilts. As its name suggests, English Paper Piecing focuses on a particular technique. The Wednesday Whimsicals have evolved into sewing friends who meet occasionally. And the Easy Piecers just enjoy relaxed, quilty get-togethers.
Savers (1997 Tice Valley Blvd.) 1997 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Savers (7117 Regional St.) 7117 Regional St. Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning and repair/alterations
SCRAP 2150 Newcomb St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Sew Much The Better 2608 Ashby Ave Berkeley Repair Drop-off for a Fee Fine tailoring, alterations and custom sewing - clothing to linens
SFMade 150 Hooper St
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San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Provides sourcing assistance for manufacturers who create apparel, bags, or other fabric-based products and leather products.
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Reuse Free Drop-off Call to confirm program is running. Old clothing donation bins are not being serviced due to COVID-19 concerns. Until they are serviced again, place non-donatable clothing or fabric in the garbage or donate elsewhere.
Soex West Textile Recycling 2360 South Orange Ave. Fresno Recycle Free Drop-off, Pick-up for a Fee Poor, clean condition okay
Soma Cleaners 1208 Lincoln Ave Alameda Repair Pick-up for a Fee
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Studio Trousseau 1036 Central Ave Alameda Repair Drop-off for a Fee Restores vintage textiles including gowns, veils, linens, and clothing
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Reuse Free Mail-in, Drop-off for a Fee Sell remade clothing, quilts, and linens from dead textile stock. Repairs quilts and clothing (knits, denim, outdoor gear, heirloom garments) for a fee by drop off or mail in. Donate garments for free community reuse closet.

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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