Department of Sanitation311Search all websites

Clothing + Textiles

Garbage: You can throw out clothing, linens, and textile items in your regular garbage.

Donations & Reuse

By donating and reusing goods instead of discarding them, New Yorkers can greatly reduce waste, conserve energy and resources, save money, and help provide New Yorkers with jobs and human services.


Visit donateNYC and use the online Directory, or download the donateNYC mobile app for iOS or Android, to easily locate convenient places to give or find unwanted, gently used clothing, shoes, textiles, and other goods.

Residents can also visit donateNYC’s reuse events calendar, highlighting upcoming flea markets, donation drives, swaps, and donation drives.


Apartment buildings with 10 or more units can sign up for refashionNYC, 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.

The Patagonia Common Threads Garment Recycling Program recycles Polartec fleece, Patagonia organic t-shirts, and Capilene Performance Baselayers into new Patagonia clothing.