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Clothes & Fabric


Updated on March 9, 2019


Clothes & Fabric


If in good shape, please donate or resell your clothes at a local second-hand boutique or consignment store. If not, put "mostly clean" shirts, jeans, and socks together in a clear plastic bag. Shoes and belts are not currently accepted for recycling.


In general, buy fewer clothes. Prioritize quality over quantity and buy second-hand instead of new, if possible. The better the quality of the item, the better its resale value, and the longer its lifespan, whether it's in your closet or someone else's.


Many Salvation Army stores, Goodwill stores, St. Vincent De Paul stores, and I:CO drop-boxes (in commercial businesses) accept clothes, fabric, and textiles. Call your local outlet and inquire about textile and rag donations.

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Other Items

Plastic Cups & Plates
Cardboard Food Packaging
Shredded Paper
Bubble Wrap
Glass Jars
Plastic Utensils
Juice Boxes
Bottle Caps
Soap Bottle
Milk Cartons
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