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.

Local donation bins provide generous rebates to your town or school from recycled textiles. Items must be odor-free and dry. Donation bins are 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 shops accept donations of usable clothing, and possibly other household 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 Massachusetts:  “Holey Socks, Those go in the Donation Box!”

See photos of what Millbury Textile Recycling does with unsaleable used clothing and household linens.


Schools and towns that host a Bay State Textile or Helpsy bin, receive a 5c rebate for every pound of textiles collected.

Those who offer Simple Recycling curbside collection receive a 1c/lb. rebate.

Abington all public schools, library; curbside
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 and public schools; curbside
Norwell outside Recycling Center – 310 Main St. (Rt. 123)
Plymouth Public Schools (all)
Plymouth Transfer Station – exit 5
Rockland Recycling Center – Beech St. – Esten School
Scituate Transfer Station
Weymouth DPW – 120 Winter St.
Weymouth Schools – most public schools
Whitman DPW – 100 Essex St.; curbside


Big Brother/Big Sister Foundation, 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

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


Kids Echo
166 County Street – Lakeville

Mum’s Secret Closet
170 Water St. – Plymouth

The Children’s Clothesline
405 Washington St. – Hanover

Off the Rack
39 Washington St. (Rt 53) – Norwell

American Retro
95 Church St. (Rt 139) – Pembroke

Twice as Nice
46 Columbia Rd. (Rt 53) – Pembroke

Kids Closet
46 Columbia Rd. (Rt 53) – Pembroke

Style Unlimited
62 Court St. – Plymouth

Resale Therapy Designer Consignment
106 Pleasant St., Columbian Sq. – Weymouth

If you know a good consignment or thrift shop that isn’t on the list, please contact Claire

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