Clothing & Textiles Recycling Hotline

Worn / Damaged / Unsaleable Clothing

Some charities are able to sell worn / damaged / un-saleable clothing to companies that recycle the clothing/textiles for industrial rags or other textile byproducts. Please contact your local charity to find out if they accept clothing for recycling. 

Items that are suitable for industrial rags should be:

  1. Clean - no dirt, oil, grease, paint, blood
  2. Absorbent materials only - no denim
  3. Suitably sized - the minimum cut size for rags is 400mm square. Children's clothing is usually too small.

Preferable items include T Shirts, towels, flannelette, sheets - especially white materials. If your items do not meet the above criteria, please do not put them in charity clothing banks/boxes. Unsuitable items will be sent to landfill and the charity will incur a disposal cost.

Please check with the charity concerned on acceptance criteria as other garments may be reused or recycled for purposes other than rags.

H&M Clothing Retailer has a Garment Collection programme for any clothing or textiles which they reuse of recycle. They currently have stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

Some clothing (preferably natural fibres) can be used for weed matting. A community garden, Landcare or Bushcare group near you may have a use for worn clothing. Contact your local council to find out if any of these groups operate in your area. Or can be composted.

Search for a commercial clothing recycler on BusinessRecycling.com.au

Drop off locations for Clothing and Textiles

26 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Katoomba NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10239 Rememberance Dr Bargo, NSW, 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690 Bargo NSW 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690
Lifeline /business/10241 132 Argyle St Camden, NSW, 2570 150.6951280 -34.0548918 Camden NSW 2570 150.6951280 -34.0548918
Lifeline /business/10242 6 Dumaresq St Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8125300 -34.0669260 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8125300 -34.0669260
Lifeline /business/10250 64a Oxford St Ingleburn, NSW, 2565 150.8671160 -33.9992914 Ingleburn NSW 2565 150.8671160 -33.9992914
Lifeline /business/10251 142 Katoomba St Katoomba, NSW, 2780 150.3109940 -33.7151720 Katoomba NSW 2780 150.3109940 -33.7151720
Lifeline /business/10255 28 Cox Ave Kingswood, NSW, 2550 150.7179420 -33.7572640 Kingswood NSW 2550 150.7179420 -33.7572640
Lifeline /business/10256 28b Cox Ave Kingswood, NSW, 2550 150.7180431 -33.7569621 Kingswood NSW 2550 150.7180431 -33.7569621
Lifeline /business/10264 10a Queen St Narellan, NSW, 2567 150.7353977 -34.0421025 Narellan NSW 2567 150.7353977 -34.0421025
Lifeline /business/10267 High St Penrith, NSW, 2750 150.7102515 -33.7563990 Penrith NSW 2750 150.7102515 -33.7563990
Lifeline /business/10270 203 Queen St St Marys, NSW, 2760 150.7733910 -33.7680120 St Marys NSW 2760 150.7733910 -33.7680120
Lifeline /business/10271 Shop1, 145 Rememberance Dr Tahmoor, NSW, 2573 150.5922720 -34.2246460 Tahmoor NSW 2573 150.5922720 -34.2246460
Salvation Army /business/10292 101 Main St Lithgow, NSW, 2790 150.1576540 -33.4811420 Lithgow NSW 2790 150.1576540 -33.4811420
Salvation Army /business/10299 42 First Avenue Blacktown, NSW, 2148 150.9078930 -33.7671310 Blacktown NSW 2148 150.9078930 -33.7671310
Salvation Army /business/10301 214 Queen Street Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8138100 -34.0677310 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8138100 -34.0677310
Salvation Army /business/10314 104 Macquarie Road Ingleburn, NSW, 2565 150.8655620 -33.9974670 Ingleburn NSW 2565 150.8655620 -33.9974670
Salvation Army /business/10319 4 Archbold Road Minchinbury, NSW, 2770 150.8230820 -33.7830120 Minchinbury NSW 2770 150.8230820 -33.7830120
Salvation Army /business/10321 Cnr Carlisle & Luxford Roads Mt Druitt, NSW, 2770 150.8172730 -33.7643450 Mt Druitt NSW 2770 150.8172730 -33.7643450
Salvation Army /business/10323 8/4 George Hunter Street Narellan, NSW, 2567 150.7430170 -34.0388100 Narellan NSW 2567 150.7430170 -34.0388100
Salvation Army /business/10325 479 High Street Penrith, NSW, 2750 150.6962710 -33.7532470 Penrith NSW 2750 150.6962710 -33.7532470
Salvation Army /business/10328 Cnr Lennox & Paget Streets Richmond, NSW, 2753 150.7533890 -33.6018810 Richmond NSW 2753 150.7533890 -33.6018810
Salvation Army /business/10340 196 George Street Windsor, NSW, 2756 150.8203770 -33.6071940 Windsor NSW 2756 150.8203770 -33.6071940
Lifeline /business/12952 10- 11 Raymond Mall Springwood, NSW, 2777 150.5674892 -33.7000686 Springwood NSW 2777 150.5674892 -33.7000686
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13084 479 High Street Penrith, NSW, 2750 150.6962710 -33.7532470 Penrith NSW 2750 150.6962710 -33.7532470
Blue Mountains Cancer Help Op Shop /business/14120 148 Great Western Hwy, Blaxland, NSW, 2774 150.6089088 -33.7437011 Blaxland NSW 2774 150.6089088 -33.7437011
Blue Mountains Cancer Support Op Shop /business/14121 25 Whitton St Katoomba, NSW, 2780 150.3107490 -33.7079610 Katoomba NSW 2780 150.3107490 -33.7079610
Mission Australia /business/16855 4/5 Harbord Rd Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8251260 -34.0499030 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8251260 -34.0499030
Lifeline /business/10239 Rememberance Dr Bargo, NSW, 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690 Bargo NSW 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

28 pick up businesses match your query on Clothing and Textiles

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
King Cotton Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
SORT Recycling You just need to let us know that you have some fabric ... NSW Free
Rubbish Away Can pick up / remove all types of scrap and rubbish rem... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mattress Removal / Mattress Recycling,Rubbish Removal Mattresses must be dry if not a charge from $10.00*+GST... NSW May apply
The Smith Family Clothing Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details NSW Free
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
C&D Scrap Pick up must be pre booked. NSW May apply
Peninsula Seniors Toy Recyclers We can arrange to pick up bulky items.Contact Terry on ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Treasured Collections/Recycling Will pick up bulk quantities. NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) We collect cardboard, plastic and metal amounts of any ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mission Australia We collect from Stanwell Tops to Kiama and only for fur... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Artarmon Balmain Cha... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally NSW May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
1800-Got-Junk? Contact 1800-Got-Junk (1800 468 586) for collection. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
All Trash OZ Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
All Trash Oz Pty Ltd We pick-up all recyclable material over 1 cubic metre. NSW May apply
Tiny Tins Please enquire within NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Sydney Rubbish Truck We pick up any quantity of residential and commercial w... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply

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H&M Clothing Retailer has a Garment Collection programme for any clothing or textiles which they reuse of recycle. They currently have stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

The Make A Wish Foundation has clothing bins in many Westfield malls in VIC and NSW that accept unwearable garments and are passed onto King Cotton Australia.

Charities

Many charities sell second-hand goods and clothing via shops. They're great places to pick up a bargain and help a great cause at the same time!

If they're in good condition, many charity stores will also accept unwanted household items such as clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, books and even furniture.

Before setting out to donate unwanted items to a charity shop, however,please contact them first to ensure that they can accept your unwanted items.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of clothing, textiles and other second hand goods to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or drop-off service options.

Other Clothing Donation Programs

Dress For Success and Fitted For Work are both programs in Australia that help women experiencing disadvantage to find work and keep it. They do this by providing free professional attire, career mentoring and development, and transition-to-work programs. Visit their websites to find out what type of clothing is suitable to donate or other ways that you can help.

Shoes For Planet Earth is a non-profit organisation that works with local and international communities and companies to provide reused running shoes to those in need around the world. They have drop-off locations in NSW, VIC and QLD. As well as running shoes (no broken soles or holes please) they're also happy to accept insoles and spare laces.

Uplift Bras collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever needed. For women in the developing world a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. In 2011, bras were sent to the Philippines, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Northern Territory. Uplift Bras have drop-off collection points in all state/territories in Australia.

Furniture

To donate furniture to a good cause, contact your local charities to see if they accept donations of furniture. To search for commercial second-hand furniture shops, go to this page and enter your location details.

About Charity Stores

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) ensures that all the collected goods and proceeds are used exclusively for their welfare programs. (*) If there are NACRO members in your area, these are listed above and marked with an asterisk.

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