Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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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 Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
FabScrap 140 58th St Brooklyn Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Shop fabrics recovered from your favorite brands. Upholstery, leather/fur, trims, yarn cones, yard packs, scrap packs, mendables - outfits with an accidental cut, designer upcycled fabric-based items (NYC and Phily)
PriorLife 2322 Cass Rd Traverse City Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Send in your banners to be made into bags
USAgain (at Rank Quick Serve on Mission St) 4199 Mission St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Clean, dry. All textiles deposited into bin should be in closed plastic bags.
Goodwill (Hayward) 20806 Hesperian Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Hospice Thrift Shoppe - Concord 5350 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
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.
Ecologic Designs Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Transforms old banners and billboards into bags - backpacks, messenger bags, hip packs, wallets, travel kits, ipad sleeves, laptop cases, zipper pouches and more
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.
Goodwill (Fremont) Fremont Hub Shopping Center
4025 Mowry Ave
Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Fremont) 3777 Decoto Rd Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (27901 Huntwood Ave.) 27901 Huntwood Ave. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Coyuchi 855 El Camino Real
Suite 5
Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Store Drop-off (in Pt Reyes Station) of Coyuchi brand line of products that are recollected, then cleaned, mended, and resold for 35-40% off the original retail price as possible, or recycled.
Angie Wilson, Textile Artist 244 Harrington Ave Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Informational. Textile artist.
The ReCrafting Co. 2449 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Quilt weight cotton print fabric and batiks; Lace, ribbons and trims (no less than 1 yard and fat quarters); Sewing notions and quilting tools and supplies
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.
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.
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore 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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