Clothing, Textiles

textile worn or torn

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!"

Click here to see photos of what Millbury Textile Recycling does with unsaleable used clothing and household linens. 

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.

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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

Weymouth DPW, 120 Winter St., most public schools

Whitman DPW 100 Essex St.

Charities and Thrift Shops

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 portion of proceeds from clothing sales with a designated charitable organization. They also accept household items.

Duxbury Thrift and Consignment,48 Depot St, Duxbury 781.934.9014 

Consignment Shops 

second hand

Kids Echo, 166 County Street, Lakeville, 508.947.4114

Mum's Secret Closet, 170 Water St., Plymouth 508-927-4867

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