CalRecycle defines textiles as clothing and shoes. Consider donating items or recycling them when able. If needed, old and unusable textiles are ultimately waste and go in the curbside trash cart.
Old clothes and shoes can often be given to local donation centers or thrift store. Some church groups and school organizations may also accept these items for donations to families in need and mission trips. If looking to donate old towels and blankets, check with local pet shelters. More information below.
Textile recycling varies by area and options could be limited. Goodwill stores may or may not accept clothing for recycling, be sure to call ahead to confirm. Below are options.
If there are no options for your old clothing and shoes, they can go into your curbside trash cart. Clothing and shoes cannot go into the recycling bin.
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