Alternative Ways to Recycle
Recycle Torn, Stained or Worn Clothing
Drop off clothing that is torn, stained or worn out at thrift shops. Most large thrift shops recycle clothing that they can’t sell. Some major clothing recyclers include Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Savers, Blue Jeans Go Green, American Textile Recycling Service and USAgain.
Blue Jeans Go Green Campaign
Mail in your denim to the “Blue Jeans Go Green” Campaign for free. They recycle it into UltraTouch Natural Fiber Insulation, which will be used in homes across the country. Find out more.
The Bra Recyclers
Mail in new or gently used bras to The Bra Recyclers. The Bra Recyclers is a textile recycling company working to support and educate communities worldwide. Find out more.
Retailer Take-Back Programs
Many popular retailers, including Forever 21, H&M, Levi’s and The North Face, accept old clothing through a partnership with the recycling company I:CO. Donated clothing is resold, repurposed, or recycled back into raw materials.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Clothes Secondhand
You can find lightly worn or even brand-new clothing at consignment or thrift shops. Help reduce your carbon footprint and reuse what’s in circulation.
Ways to Reuse
Sell to a Consignment Shop
Set Up an Online Listing
Gift as a Hand-Me-Down
Get rid of children’s clothing by giving them to friends or neighbors as a gift for their children. Children quickly outgrow their clothes, so hand-me-downs are practically brand-new.