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Learn what the state is doing and what you can do to keep clothing, footwear, bedding, curtains and other textiles out of landfills and incinerators. Help put them into the hands of new owners or recycle their fibers into other products.
Check here first for program announcements and news about textile recovery and recycling.
See Additional Resources below to learn more.
Do you have clothing, shoes, or other textiles that you no longer wear or use, but still have plenty of life left in them? Don't throw them away!
Use the MassDEP-supported Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory to search by type of material and your location to find out where in Massachusetts to recycle, reuse, or re-purpose items that don’t belong in your household recycling bin.
Or, bring or mail unwanted clothing and shoes to stores or manufacturers that accept them for recycling.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) maintains this list for consumer convenience. Inclusion on this list does not constitute or imply MassDEP endorsement of a company or its take-back program. This information was last updated in February 2017.
Developed by the Secondary Materials & Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) and the Council for Textile Recycling (CTR) in support of the MassDEP Textile Recovery Initiative, the materials in Additional Resources below are designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns promote textile recovery and stage successful textile collection events.
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