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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 dropoff 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

Drop-off locations

Neighborhood Address
Brighton 398 Market Street
Dorchester 191 Adams Street (Fields Corner)
Dorchester 575 Washington Street (Codman Square)
Dorchester 20 Georgia Street (Grove Hall)
East Boston 166 London Street
Hyde Park 37 Winthrop Street (access off Hyde Park Avenue)
Jamaica Plain 490 Centre Street
Roslindale 10 Taft Hill Terrace
South Boston 450 West Broadway
West Roxbury 39-41 Corey Street

This dropoff program is made possible thanks to our partner HELPSY.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events
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Oct 31

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

View all events

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.