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Recycling clothing and textiles

You can recycle clothing and textiles at our hazardous waste dropoff events. We hold four drop-off events each year.

Did you know that about six percent of solid waste is textiles? At our recycling events, we take everything, including pants, coats, hats, and suits. We have a full list of what we'll take below.

Have questions? Contact:

Public Works
1 CITY HALL SQUARE, ROOM 714
BOSTON, MA 02201

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Aug 22

Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off

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Oct 31

Household hazardous waste, paper shredding, textiles, and electronics drop-off

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What we will recycle

  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Shirts
  • Pajamas
  • T-shirts
  • Jerseys
  • Sweatshirts and pants
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Dresses
  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Suits
  • Scarves
  • Undergarments and bras
  • Shoes (singles too!)
  • Flip Flops
  • Slippers
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Backpacks, book bags
  • Hats
  • Socks (singles too!)
  • Purses
  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Table linens
  • Stuffed animals

What we won't recycle

We will not take carpets, rugs, oil rags, mattresses, or wet or mildewed items.