All used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, and household 'softwear' are too good for the trash!
Donate used clothing, shoes, bags and household items at donation bins (even ripped, worn or stained) or thrift shops.
These Local donation bins provide generous rebates to your town or school from recycled textiles. Items must be odor-free and dry.
Donation bins located in parking lots and gas stations put materials collected to their highest practical use. They may or may not support a charitable organization through per-pound payments, but all keep valuable material out of the trash.
Charities and Thrift Shopsaccept donations of usable clothing, and possibly othe rhousehold items
Consignment shops may accept high quality items in very good condition, and share a pre-arranged percent of the sale price with you
Click here for a list of materials that will be reused or recycled by donation bins, all which must be clean and dry.
Learn about textile recycling in Mass. here: "Holey Socks, Those go in the Donation Box!"
Watch the 3 minute video, All About Textile Recycling
Schools and towns that host a Bay State Textile or Helpsy (fka RecycleThat) bin receive a rebate for every pound of textiles collected.
Abington all public schools, library
Cohasset Transfer Station
Duxbury Transfer Station
Hanover Transfer Station, all public schools
Hanson Transfer Station
Hingham Transfer Station
Hull Public Schools
Kingston Transfer Station; all public schools, including Silver Lake
Middleboro landfill, public schools
Norwell outside Recycling Center, 310 Main St. (Rt. 123)
Plymouth Transfer Station (exit 5); all public schools
Rockland Recycling Center, Beech St., Esten School
Scituate Transfer Station
Whitman DPW 100 Essex St.
Charities and Thrift Shops
Morgan Memorial/Goodwill, Salvation Army and Hope's Closet Boutique support their good work through clothing and household items sales in their thrift shops and other outlets. Donations are tax deductible.
Hope's Closet Boutique, 819 Broad St., Weymouth, 781.331.HOPE (4673)
Salvation Army Thrift Shop, 936 Washington St, Hanover, 781.826.5686
Savers, a national thrift shop chain with locations in Hanover, Plymouth , Norwood and West Roxbury, shares a portion of proceeds from clothing sales with a designated charitable organization. They also accept household items.
Duxbury Thrift and Consignment,48 Depot St, Duxbury 781.
Kids Echo, 166 County Street, Lakeville, 508.947.4114
The Children's Clothesline, 405 Washington St., Hanover
Off the Rack, 39 Washington St. (Rt 53), Norwell 781.878.3555
American Retro, 95 Church St. (Rt 139), Pembroke 781.924.5240
Twice as Nice, 46 Columbia Rd. (Rt 53), Pembroke 781. 829.4403
Kids Closet, 46 Columbia Rd. (Rt 53), Pembroke 781. 829.9970
Style Unlimited, 62 Court St., Plymouth 508.927.4955
Resale Therapy Designer Consignment, 106 Pleasant St., Columbian Sq., Weymouth 781.331.8885
If you know a good consignment or thrift shop that isn't on the list, please contact Claire