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

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


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Suay Sew Shop 2915 Knox Ave Los Angeles Repair 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.
Supreme Interiors 2800 E 8th St Oakland Repair Drop-off for a Fee Custom reupholstery.
Teen Advocacy Going Strong 1711 East 14th Street San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off Larger remnants and fabrics for upcycling into new teen clothing
TEK Tailor Factory Store / Sonoma USA 3253 Santa Rosa Ave
(behind Sequoia Floral)
Santa Rosa Reuse Free Drop-off We can print on a wide range of products and fabrics with our wide format Direct To Textile printer, Heat Press, Direct To Garment and Dye Sublimation equipment. We offer contract cutting and sewing services for a wide range of products and materials – for short runs as well as large volume production runs.
The Bountiful Bag 123 E Carmel St San Marco Reuse Mail-in for a Fee Transforms banners, grain & malt bags, and excess textiles (inc. swatches) into . Services available for commercial volumes. Arrange pick-up with vendor.
The Haven Thrift Store (Tri-Valley) 116 North L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
The Mending Collective 1037 57th St Oakland Repair Free Mail-in Informational Website. Mending collective. See website for upcoming events to join or workshops to have them host. Instagram: @mending_collective
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
The Recycler's Exchange (Recycler's World) PO Box 58228 Salt Lake City Recycle Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up, Drop-off for a Fee, Pick-up for a Fee Depends on listing for fees/pick up/drop off
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up
The Thrifty Kitty 1509 Webster St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Interesting, decorative, vintage or collectible
Thrift Shop Village 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
United Textile 1025 98th Ave
Bldg A
Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off Commercial quantity and entities.
UpcycleitNow 2002 N Main St Santa Ana Reuse Pick-up for a Fee Banners from brands are used to produce collateral for redistribution and sales (like bags, totes, coin purses, and wallets).
US Retired Flag Drop-off Locations Safe Disposal Free Drop-off Retired US Flag drop-off location finder. Drop-boxes are often located at VFW's, American Legions, and Home Depots.
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.
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.
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.

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Special Action Note
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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 at least 7 days out.
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
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.
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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