Out of style? Full of holes? Missing buttons? Jammed zippers? Worn to pieces?
NO PROBLEM! What can’t be reused will be recycled!
What is textile recycling?
Textile recycling includes the recycling of clothing, footwear, bedding, curtains, and other fabrics. Our donation bins are convenient and are available across Nova Scotia.
By donating your textiles (clothing, footwear, linens, etc.) you help:
- raise funds to promote stronger, healthier communities
- provide useful items to people in need
- reduce impacts on our province’s landfills
- save municipalities collection and disposal costs
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions
What can I donate?
Many people think that our charities will only take items that someone else could wear. NOT TRUE! Even the most tattered piece of cloth can be recycled.
Socks with holes, old boots, used dish towels, stained shirts, worn-out bed sheets, old sleeping bags, a single mitten, those polyester pants from 1970…We want them all!
Cloth Diapers (clean & dry)
No thank you!
- Textiles soiled with grease, oil or other hazardous materials
- Non-fabric toys
- Blue bag recyclables
- Other non-textile items
Where can I donate?
Across Nova Scotia, you will find 400 donation bins at stores, gas stations, malls, pharmacies, Enviro-Depots and more. Textiles are not accepted in municipal blue bag programs, so they must be taken to a donation bin. To locate a bin near you, visit our Donation Bin and Store Locator web page.
Want more information?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.