Clothing, Textiles


All used clothing, shoes, belts, purses, and household 'softwear' are too good for the trash!

High quality, very good condition: Consignment shops will share a pre-arranged percent of the sale price with you

If you prefer to donate your good stuff, or if not consignment quality (even ripped, worn or stained):  

Click here to find local donation bins that provide generous rebates from recycled textiles. Items must be odor-free and dry.

Morgan Memorial/GoodwillSalvation 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 percentage of proceeds from clothing sales with the designated charitable organization each store supports. They also accept household items.

Donation bins found in shopping area parking lots and gas stations all 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.

Click here for a list of materials that will be reused or recycled by donation bins and thrift shops, all which must be clean and dry.

Learn about textile recycling in Mass. here: "Holey Socks, Those go in the Donation Box!"

Click here to see photos of what Millbury Textile Recycling does with unsaleable used clothing and household linens.  (Click "Info" on the right for more details)

Watch the 3 minute video, All About Textile Recycling

Consignment Shops

Linda's Consignment Boutique, 171 Brockton Ave, Abington 781.878.7817 

Hidden Treasure, , 48 Central Square, Bridgewater, 508.697.2828

Duxbury Thrift and Consignment,48 Depot St, Duxbury 781.934.9014 

Kids Echo, 182 Middleboro Road (Route 18), East Freetown 508.763.2744

Mum's Secret Closet, 356 Monponsett St. (Rt. 58), Halifax 339.933.8624

The Children's Clothesline, 405 Washington St., Hanover

Beach Plum Consignment, 15 Farrar Farm Rd, Norwell 781.659.0561

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

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 Schools and towns that host a Bay State Textile or Big Hearted Books and Clothing 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 StationBHBT

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.

Scituate Transfer Station

Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St., most public schools

Whitman DPW 100 Essex St.