: You can throw out textile items in your regular garbage.
Donations & Reuse
Sign up for re-fashioNYC
, a partnership between NYC and Housing Works
that provides convenient, in-building drop-off service for clothing, accessories, and textiles. Free donation bins for qualifying apartment buildings (with 10 or more units) and businesses that regularly collect and donate clothing. Use the online enrollment program inquiry form
Visit NYC Stuff Exchange
to find a place to sell or donate gently used clothing and textiles, or bring them to a community swap
Here are additional options for donating particular items.
Clothing and linens for bedding and bathing animals (especially towels):
Take-Back or Drop-Off
can provide ship-to information for recycling or reclamation of many of their upholstery, panel, and drapery fabrics.
The Nike Reuse-A-Shoe Program
recycles the rubber, foam, and fabric from any brand of used sneakers into padded flooring.
The Patagonia Common Threads Garment Recycling Program
recycles Polartec fleece, Patagonia organic t-shirts, and Capilene Performance Baselayers into new Patagonia clothing.