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

8 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Mount Gambier SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10699 Davenport St Millicent, SA, 5280 140.3533060 -37.5958700 Millicent SA 5280 140.3533060 -37.5958700
Lifeline /business/10700 80a Commercial St East Mt Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7842072 -37.8295738 Mt Gambier SA 5290 140.7842072 -37.8295738
Lifeline /business/10701 4 Crouch St Mt Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7875790 -37.8298440 Mt Gambier SA 5290 140.7875790 -37.8298440
Lifeline /business/10702 17 Elizabeth St Mt Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7771330 -37.8255660 Mt Gambier SA 5290 140.7771330 -37.8255660
Lifeline /business/10703 93 Commercial St West Mt Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7849630 -37.8295880 Mt Gambier SA 5290 140.7849630 -37.8295880
Lifeline /business/10706 29 Church St Penola, SA, 5277 140.8377770 -37.3804650 Penola SA 5277 140.8377770 -37.3804650
Salvation Army /business/10734 9 Caldwell Street Mount Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7776589 -37.8264917 Mount Gambier SA 5290 140.7776589 -37.8264917
St Vincent De Paul /business/14123 2 Crouch Street Mount Gambier, SA, 5290 140.7876860 -37.8300280 Mount Gambier SA 5290 140.7876860 -37.8300280
Lifeline /business/10699 Davenport St Millicent, SA, 5280 140.3533060 -37.5958700 Millicent SA 5280 140.3533060 -37.5958700

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

11 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
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: Adelaide area Edwards... SA (Metro Area Only) May apply
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally SA 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
Adelaide Eco Bins Click Business Name for details SA (Metro Area Only) 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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