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

6 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Camperdown VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10796 130 Manifold St Camperdown, VIC, 3260 143.1488080 -38.2331970 Camperdown VIC 3260 143.1488080 -38.2331970
Lifeline /business/10798 16-18 Curdie St Cobden, VIC, 3266 143.0771957 -38.3286012 Cobden VIC 3266 143.0771957 -38.3286012
Lifeline /business/10799 14 Murray St Colac, VIC, 3250 143.5910268 -38.3396119 Colac VIC 3250 143.5910268 -38.3396119
Lifeline /business/10811 6 Shadforth St Terang, VIC, 3264 142.9163180 -38.2404340 Terang VIC 3264 142.9163180 -38.2404340
St Vincent De Paul /business/14029 156 Manifold Street Camperdown, VIC, 3260 143.1480070 -38.2326560 Camperdown VIC 3260 143.1480070 -38.2326560
St Vincent De Paul /business/14036 41 Dennis Street Colac, VIC, 3250 143.5879520 -38.3381260 Colac VIC 3250 143.5879520 -38.3381260
Lifeline /business/10796 130 Manifold St Camperdown, VIC, 3260 143.1488080 -38.2331970 Camperdown VIC 3260 143.1488080 -38.2331970

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

43 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
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Disposal Crew Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Melbourne Cleaning Cloths Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Shred On Site One Off Collection for the Destruction of paper or docu... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
HIRE-A-GARBO Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Sacred Heart Mission op shop There is also a free collection service that operates i... Vic (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 Vic May apply
EcoSwish Will travel a further distance for useful quantity mate... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
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Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Melbourne Document Services Pty Ltd Supply 240lt locked bins for clients to fill small or l... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Textile Recyclers Australia Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply
Need A Skip Now Customers need to order our bins, which are delivered o... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Big Bin Hire We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
iShred Secure Document Destruction * Our Regular service options: weekly, fortnightly, mon... Vic (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.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence stores accept unwearable garments in Melbourne and are passed on to Melbourne Cleaning Cloths

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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