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/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 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!"
Watch the 3 minute video, All About Textile Recycling
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.
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
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 Station
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.