Out of style?  Full of holes?  Missing buttons?  Jammed zippers?  Worn to pieces?

wornout-socks

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.

Why donate?

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!

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 Yes please!

Clothing Footwear Accessories Other Textiles
Shirts
Blouses
Jeans
Sweaters
Jerseys
Jackets
Pyjamas
T-shirts
Work Clothes
Dresses
Coats
Shorts
Socks
Shoes
Boots
Sandals
Sneakers
Scarves
Hats
Mittens
Purses
Jewellery
Costumes
Gloves
Belts
Draperies
Curtains
Blankets
Linens
Towels
Sheets
Table Cloths
Stuffed Toys
Cloth Diapers (clean & dry)

No thank you!

  • Textiles soiled with grease, oil or other hazardous materials
  • Mattresses
  • Non-fabric toys
  • Blue bag recyclables
  • Garbage
  • 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.

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