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

15 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Bundaberg QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10547 Tantitha St Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3538100 -24.8666535 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3538100 -24.8666535
Lifeline /business/10548 Woongarra St Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3502770 -24.8669990 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3502770 -24.8669990
Lifeline /business/10549 Takaluan St Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3274610 -24.8804210 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3274610 -24.8804210
Lifeline /business/10564 91 Churchill St Childers, QLD, 4660 152.2727810 -25.2329640 Childers QLD 4660 152.2727810 -25.2329640
Lifeline /business/10580 57 Mulgrave St Gin Gin, QLD, 4671 151.9550930 -24.9910550 Gin Gin QLD 4671 151.9550930 -24.9910550
Lifeline /business/10627 14 Main St Pialba, QLD, 4655 152.8397450 -25.2807010 Pialba QLD 4655 152.8397450 -25.2807010
Lifeline /business/10651 15 Pier St Urangan, QLD, 4655 152.9005241 -25.2857365 Urangan QLD 4655 152.9005241 -25.2857365
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13073 9 Maryborough Street Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3467110 -24.8683500 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3467110 -24.8683500
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13080 160 Boatharbour Drive Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655 152.8359512 -25.2877434 Hervey Bay QLD 4655 152.8359512 -25.2877434
Reuse & Recycle Group Inc. /business/13252 Aalborg Road North Nikenbah, QLD, 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128 Nikenbah QLD 4655 152.80367732048035 -25.316572895613128
St Vincent De Paul /business/13894 Shop 1 & 2 See Street Bargara, QLD, 4670 152.4648270 -24.8165080 Bargara QLD 4670 152.4648270 -24.8165080
St Vincent De Paul /business/13901 18 Mclean Street Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3465140 -24.8696700 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3465140 -24.8696700
St Vincent De Paul /business/13902 71 George Street Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3536150 -24.8708860 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3536150 -24.8708860
St Vincent De Paul /business/13913 58 Churchill Street Childers, QLD, 4660 152.2792230 -25.2367270 Childers QLD 4660 152.2792230 -25.2367270
St Vincent De Paul /business/13937 21 Liuzzi Street Pialba, QLD, 4655 152.8328398 -25.2854437 Pialba QLD 4655 152.8328398 -25.2854437
Lifeline /business/10547 Tantitha St Bundaberg, QLD, 4670 152.3538100 -24.8666535 Bundaberg QLD 4670 152.3538100 -24.8666535

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

18 pick up businesses match your query on Clothing and Textiles

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Lifeline Gatton Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Magic Bins Skip bins delivered & picked up 2-12 cubic metres. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton Saleable items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Jacaranda Street Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Raceview Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Goodna Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Handybin Waste Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (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 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 Qld 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. 

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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