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Recycle Your Clothes, Shoes, Linens, and Rags (Textiles)

Clothes piling up? Local reuse and recycling sites will accept your unwanted or worn-out clothing and textiles:

Find a location near you by visiting and clicking the link to "show all drop-off locations on a map," or look for the participating partner window decal in San Francisco retailers, thrift stores, and nonprofits.

Drop off unwanted clothes, shoes and linens at a location near you.

Why textiles?

San Franciscans send 4,500 pounds of textiles to landfill every hour.

Most of the 39 million pounds of textiles we send to the waste stream each year can be reused or recycled into insulation material, flooring, packaging, or cushioning in stuffed toys, insoles, and bags.

Are we at Zero yet?

San Francisco has a goal of reaching Zero Waste by 2020.

Reusing or recycling clothing, shoes, and other textiles conserves natural resources and protects our climate. San Francisco has already set a North American record for recycling & composting, but we'll need your help to reach zero waste. 

Get updates on San Francisco's Zero Waste Textile Initiative on FacebookInstagram, Twitter (#sfsavefashion), or SF Environment’s newsletter.

Get a textile collection bin.

Businesses, apartment buildings, community groups: get a bin.

San Francisco is expanding its network of textile drop-off locations. To find out about getting a free textile collection bin at your location, contact lead partner I:CO (I:Collect USA) via email or phone 323-526-2700.

Collection bins and other clothing reuse options are also available through Goodwill (email or call 415-575-2287), The Salvation Army  (415-643-8000), USAgain (510-690-8630), and Recycle for Change (email or phone 510-932-3839).

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