Our Recycling Program

The Arc of the East Bay donation binThe Arc of the East Bay is in the clothing and household goods recycling business!

****You can print out a copy of your Donation Receipt here after you have made your donation to The Arc***

Picture of Arc's Recycling/Donation Bin
Please look for our distinctive bins

Don’t donate your old clothes to anyone but  The Arc!

We have placed recycling donation bins at strategic locations around the county. We then sell the items to thrift stores and pour the income back into our programs.


Two important points about our recycling program:

  • We are LOCAL – all proceeds go to support programs for the people we serve at The Arc right here in Alameda County;
  • We are hiring our own clients to collect the recycled clothing and sort the donations!

It’s a win/win for all!

Our donation bins or barrels are located at the following locations:

  • Clothing and accessories
  • Linens, towels, bedding
  • Household items
  • Small appliances and electrical items
  • Toys, games, jewelry, tools
  • Musical instruments
  • Sporting goods, collectibles
  • Luggage
  • Items that are ripped or need repair
  • Items larger than 4 feet in any dimension
  • Items exceeding 50 pounds in weight
  • E-Waste of any kind
  • Large furniture items
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Infant and child car seats
  • Tires

We are looking for other locations for placement of our donation bins.
Parking lots and gas stations are great!
Can you help us?
Call 510-394-9881