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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
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.
USAgain (Portola Grocery Outlet) 1390 Silver Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
reThinkRepair San Francisco Repair Mail-in for a Fee Informational book and website regarding repair culture in San Francisco Bay Area. reThinkRepair features proprietors of 50+ repair shops—booming businesses as well as beloved establishments in danger of disappearing.
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.
USAgain (at Boss Supermarket on Noriega St) 2551 Noriega St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
SFMade 150 Hooper St
#200
San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Provides sourcing assistance for manufacturers who create apparel, bags, or other fabric-based products and leather products.
Fashion Incubator San Francisco 845 Market St San Francisco Reuse Free Mail-in Information. Fashion Incubator San Francisco is for entrepreneurs who are serious about scaling their existing businesses.
USAgain (at Sunset 76 on Noriega St) 1700 Noriega St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
LiquiDonate 149 New Montgomery St
Floor 4
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off, Mail-in for a Fee Commercial quantity. LiquiDonate matches and moves reclaimable items (ex. returns, liquidation, branded items, inventory, apparel, office/warehouse supplies) from businesses to nonprofits, including arranging pickup or delivery. Free delivery for non-profits, business pays for delivery.
USAgain (Dr Charles R. Drew Elementary School) 50 Pomona Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Savvy Cleaners 35 Laguna St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Cleaning and repair/alterations
USAgain (at Oxbridge Market) 790 Silver Ave San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Designing A Difference 1234 Indiana St San Francisco Reuse Drop-off for a Fee Apparel production, development, packaging, in-house fulfillment and repair orders. Minimum of 200 garments. Can work with upcycled garments and textiles to make brand/corporate custom merchandise.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Designing A Difference 1234 Indiana St San Francisco Repair Drop-off for a Fee Apparel production, development, packaging, in-house fulfillment and repair orders. Minimum of 200 garments. Can work with upcycled garments and textiles to make brand/corporate custom merchandise.
Goodwill (San Francisco - Marina) 3605 Buchanan St San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
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.
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Bay Rag 201 San Jose Ave San Jose Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Buyback Pick-up Poor condition to cut into rags

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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