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

42 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Bannockburn VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10795 123 High St Belmont, VIC, 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320 Belmont VIC 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320
Lifeline /business/10799 14 Murray St Colac, VIC, 3250 143.5910268 -38.3396119 Colac VIC 3250 143.5910268 -38.3396119
Lifeline /business/10800 Village Walk Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.5699179172516 -38.17158130354856 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.5699179172516 -38.17158130354856
Lifeline /business/10801 16 Gordon Ave Geelong West, VIC, 3218 144.3512470 -38.1440250 Geelong West VIC 3218 144.3512470 -38.1440250
Lifeline /business/10802 5/2a Gordon Ave Geelong West, VIC, 3218 144.3524190 -38.1437970 Geelong West VIC 3218 144.3524190 -38.1437970
Lifeline /business/10807 152 Bellarine Hwy Newcomb, VIC, 3219 144.4021392 -38.1735764 Newcomb VIC 3219 144.4021392 -38.1735764
Lifeline /business/10808 10 Rutland St Newtown, VIC, 3220 144.3433160 -38.1608210 Newtown VIC 3220 144.3433160 -38.1608210
Salvation Army /business/10816 122 Main Street Bacchus Marsh, VIC, 3340 144.4364670 -37.6755200 Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340 144.4364670 -37.6755200
Salvation Army /business/10817 Cnr Humffray & Victoria Streets Bakery Hill, VIC, 3354 143.8656970 -37.5629100 Bakery Hill VIC 3354 143.8656970 -37.5629100
Salvation Army /business/10833 Lot 2 Westwood Drive Deer Park, VIC, 3023 144.7550978 -37.7689605 Deer Park VIC 3023 144.7550978 -37.7689605
Salvation Army /business/10836 8 Mortimer Street Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.5751120 -38.1742310 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.5751120 -38.1742310
Salvation Army /business/10841 128 Ryrie Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3585480 -38.1491850 Geelong VIC 3220 144.3585480 -38.1491850
Salvation Army /business/10842 81 Barwon Terrace Geelong North, VIC, 3220 144.3657220 -38.1695050 Geelong North VIC 3220 144.3657220 -38.1695050
Salvation Army /business/10845 Unit14/147 Marshall Town Road Grovedale, VIC, 3216 144.3438280 -38.1951800 Grovedale VIC 3216 144.3438280 -38.1951800
Salvation Army /business/10848 19 - 21 Elm Park Drive Hopers Crossing, VIC, 3030 144.7202370 -37.8724460 Hopers Crossing VIC 3030 144.7202370 -37.8724460
Salvation Army /business/10856 47 Unitt Street Malton, VIC, 3337 144.5838600 -37.6821700 Malton VIC 3337 144.5838600 -37.6821700
Salvation Army /business/10868 3/114 Bellarine Highway Newcomb, VIC, 3129 144.3970540 -38.1723280 Newcomb VIC 3129 144.3970540 -38.1723280
Salvation Army /business/10878 Beverin Street Sebastopol, VIC, 3356 143.8396650 -37.5927710 Sebastopol VIC 3356 143.8396650 -37.5927710
Salvation Army /business/10881 Unit 3/100 Horne Street Sunbury, VIC, 3429 144.7215040 -37.5846730 Sunbury VIC 3429 144.7215040 -37.5846730
Salvation Army /business/10884 1225 Howitt Street Wendouree, VIC, 3355 143.8280640 -37.5401850 Wendouree VIC 3355 143.8280640 -37.5401850
St Vincent De Paul /business/14017 1824 Lot 6 Western Hwy Alfredton, VIC, 3350 143.7876130 -37.5425218 Alfredton VIC 3350 143.7876130 -37.5425218
St Vincent De Paul /business/14023 60 Bridge Mall Ballarat, VIC, 3350 143.8626750 -37.5628710 Ballarat VIC 3350 143.8626750 -37.5628710
St Vincent De Paul /business/14036 41 Dennis Street Colac, VIC, 3250 143.5879520 -38.3381260 Colac VIC 3250 143.5879520 -38.3381260
St Vincent De Paul /business/14051 164 Moorabool Street Geelong Cbd, VIC, 3220 144.3592570 -38.1496530 Geelong Cbd VIC 3220 144.3592570 -38.1496530
St Vincent De Paul /business/14052 162 Fyans Street Geelong South, VIC, 3220 144.3646880 -38.1652770 Geelong South VIC 3220 144.3646880 -38.1652770
St Vincent De Paul /business/14055 71-75 Vines Road Hamlyn Heights, VIC, 3215 144.3284510 -38.1215430 Hamlyn Heights VIC 3215 144.3284510 -38.1215430
St Vincent De Paul /business/14072 8 Wallace Square Melton, VIC, 3337 144.5853074 -37.6823329 Melton VIC 3337 144.5853074 -37.6823329
St Vincent De Paul /business/14082 1174-1178 Geelong Road Mt Clear, VIC, 3350 143.8685138 -37.6023361 Mt Clear VIC 3350 143.8685138 -37.6023361
St Vincent De Paul /business/14084 3 Labuan Square Norlane, VIC, 3214 144.3604970 -38.0960240 Norlane VIC 3214 144.3604970 -38.0960240
St Vincent De Paul /business/14087 18 Marine Parade Ocean Grove, VIC, 3226 144.5379941 -38.2518476 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 144.5379941 -38.2518476
St Vincent De Paul /business/14094 31 Hesse Street Queenscliff, VIC, 3225 144.6620740 -38.2666890 Queenscliff VIC 3225 144.6620740 -38.2666890
St Vincent De Paul /business/14099 4 Albert Street Sebastopol, VIC, 3356 143.8407236 -37.5824335 Sebastopol VIC 3356 143.8407236 -37.5824335
St Vincent De Paul /business/14114 1247 Howitt Street Wendouree, VIC, 3355 143.8261050 -37.5400770 Wendouree VIC 3355 143.8261050 -37.5400770
Ballarat Hospice Care Inc. /business/17291 312 Drummond Street Sth Ballarat, VIC, 3350 143.8456840 -37.5679080 Ballarat VIC 3350 143.8456840 -37.5679080
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17606 Shop 1, 112 - 116 Westwood Drive Deer Park, VIC, 3023 144.7554830 -37.7612330 Deer Park VIC 3023 144.7554830 -37.7612330
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17610 192 - 194 Torquay Road Grovedale, VIC, 3216 144.3425480 -38.1978430 Grovedale VIC 3216 144.3425480 -38.1978430
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17612 19 Elm Park Drive Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7199040 -37.8726340 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7199040 -37.8726340
Textile Recyclers Australia /business/17786 46 Orbis Drive Ravenhall, VIC, 3023 144.75065364760746 -37.77664225904209 Ravenhall VIC 3023 144.75065364760746 -37.77664225904209
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18140 Aircraft Train Station Laverton, VIC, 3028 144.76081007718506 -37.86665531721891 Laverton VIC 3028 144.76081007718506 -37.86665531721891
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18144 Werribee Train Station Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.66094500740974 -37.899596876135256 Werribee VIC 3030 144.66094500740974 -37.899596876135256
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18200 Sunbury Train Station Sunbury, VIC, 3429 144.7287116740356 -37.579363894377565 Sunbury VIC 3429 144.7287116740356 -37.579363894377565
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18209 Hoppers Crossing Train Station Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7013950 -37.8831363 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7013950 -37.8831363
Lifeline /business/10795 123 High St Belmont, VIC, 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320 Belmont VIC 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

43 pick up businesses match your query on Clothing and Textiles

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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
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Brotherhood of St Laurence Our store is happy to receive direct donations during t... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
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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
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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