Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Clothing - Undergarments - Poor Condition

Consider repairing or repurposing old garments before donating your clean (stained, ripped, holes okay) textiles to large charity thrifts - like GoodWill and Salvation Army - whose infrastructure gets textiles to the rags market, and/or shredded for carpet padding & upholstery stuffing. Textiles that are wet, soiled (bodily fluids), moldy, or have bed-bugs belong in the trash.

Click here to learn more about clothing repair, stain removal for clothing and linens (DIY & non-toxic cleaners), and donation/recycling programs.


Oakland accepts this item in your curbside garbage container.

Poor, damaged condition beyond repair or recycling.

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