It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. The EPA estimates that the average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. These items are often very dense and consume significant landfill space.
The program will accept new, gently used, used or unwanted/worn, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and textiles. All fabrics will be accepted. Even clothes or textiles with stains or holes will be accepted. The great news too, is that almost 95% of the materials collected will be repurposed or recycled. The drop off location is on the east end of the Public Works parking lot. Drop offs can be made throughout the day and after hours - no appointment is necessary.
Blouses and shirts Suits and tuxedos Tote Bags
Coats and jackets Swimsuits Curtains
Dresses Sweaters & sweatshirts Drapes
Halloween costumes Ties Sofa Covers
Hats and scarves Undergarments Table linens
Pants/shorts/jeans Backpacks Towels/washcloths
Pet clothing Belts Bedspreads,
Socks (single/ in pairs) Purses Duvets, comforters,