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

12 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Glenorchy TAS

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10748 147 Argyle St Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3235760 -42.8763180 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3235760 -42.8763180
Lifeline /business/10749 1a Beach Rd Kingston, TAS, 7050 147.3242870 -42.9815680 Kingston TAS 7050 147.3242870 -42.9815680
Lifeline /business/10751 41 Albert St Moonah, TAS, 7009 147.2970420 -42.8480680 Moonah TAS 7009 147.2970420 -42.8480680
Salvation Army /business/10754 15 Percy Street Bellerive, TAS, 7108 147.3689950 -42.8759530 Bellerive TAS 7108 147.3689950 -42.8759530
Salvation Army /business/10755 25 Green Point Road Bridgewater, TAS, 7030 147.2437680 -42.7391920 Bridgewater TAS 7030 147.2437680 -42.7391920
Salvation Army /business/10756 59-61 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3281580 -42.8814770 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3281580 -42.8814770
Salvation Army /business/10759 29 Channel Highway Kingston, TAS, 7050 147.3099213 -42.9755345 Kingston TAS 7050 147.3099213 -42.9755345
Salvation Army /business/10760 115-117 New Town Road New Town, TAS, 7008 147.3076630 -42.8599360 New Town TAS 7008 147.3076630 -42.8599360
Salvation Army /business/10762 Shop 4/31 Cole Street Sorell, TAS, 7172 147.5632440 -42.7813490 Sorell TAS 7172 147.5632440 -42.7813490
Jackson Street Waste Management Centre /business/12636 Jackson Street Glenorchy, TAS, 7010 147.25451946258545 -42.841139593501744 Glenorchy TAS 7010 147.25451946258545 -42.841139593501744
Resource Collectables /business/15730 South Hobart Tip Shop Hobart, TAS, 7004 147.29104351719968 -42.89105768519367 Hobart TAS 7004 147.29104351719968 -42.89105768519367
Mornington Park Waste Transfer Station /business/16184 126 Mornington Rd Mornington, TAS, 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520 Mornington TAS 7018 147.4073650 -42.8623520
Lifeline /business/10748 147 Argyle St Hobart, TAS, 7000 147.3235760 -42.8763180 Hobart TAS 7000 147.3235760 -42.8763180

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

10 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
Resource Community Pick Up Service Must be reusable goods. Resource Workers will evaluate ... Tas (Metro Area Only) May apply
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
City Mission Click Business Name for details Tas 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
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 May apply

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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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