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Recycling clothing and textiles

We have drop-off locations located around the City for recycling clothing and textiles. You can also recycle clothing and textiles at our hazardous waste drop-off events.

Did you know that about seven percent of solid waste is textiles? At our drop-off locations and 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

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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.