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

17 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Alexandra VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Salvation Army /business/10834 916c Doncaster Road Doncaster, VIC, 3109 145.1503230 -37.7880440 Doncaster VIC 3109 145.1503230 -37.7880440
Salvation Army /business/10854 230 - 232 Main Street Lilydale, VIC, 3140 145.3512070 -37.7580070 Lilydale VIC 3140 145.3512070 -37.7580070
St Vincent De Paul /business/14028 23 Sherbourne Road Briar Hill, VIC, 3088 145.1176770 -37.7102020 Briar Hill VIC 3088 145.1176770 -37.7102020
St Vincent De Paul /business/14068 250 Main Street Lilydale, VIC, 3140 145.3519752 -37.7579024 Lilydale VIC 3140 145.3519752 -37.7579024
St Vincent De Paul /business/14070 8 Baldry Street Mansfield, VIC, 3722 146.0915840 -37.0516350 Mansfield VIC 3722 146.0915840 -37.0516350
St Vincent De Paul /business/14100 12 Wallis Street Seymour, VIC, 3660 145.1348883 -37.0244076 Seymour VIC 3660 145.1348883 -37.0244076
St Vincent De Paul /business/14111 3381 Warburton Hwy Warburton, VIC, 3799 145.6877620 -37.7534800 Warburton VIC 3799 145.6877620 -37.7534800
Nillumbik Recycling and Recovery centre /business/15688 290 Yan Yean Road Plenty, VIC, 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118 Plenty VIC 3090 145.1244474 -37.6558118
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17607 10 Arthur Street Eltham, VIC, 3095 145.1484383 -37.7143963 Eltham VIC 3095 145.1484383 -37.7143963
Opportunity To Do /business/17693 23 Beech St Whittlesea, VIC, 3757 145.1191310 -37.5113750 Whittlesea VIC 3757 145.1191310 -37.5113750
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18005 Hurstbridge Train Station Hurstbridge, VIC, 3099 145.1913794703613 -37.640264381193724 Hurstbridge VIC 3099 145.1913794703613 -37.640264381193724
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18006 Eltham Train Station Eltham, VIC, 3095 145.14768553016359 -37.71339954682369 Eltham VIC 3095 145.14768553016359 -37.71339954682369
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18007 Eltham Train Station Eltham, VIC, 3095 145.1476404465576 -37.71343509964517 Eltham VIC 3095 145.1476404465576 -37.71343509964517
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18141 Diamond Creek Train Station Diamond Creek, VIC, 3089 145.15879603652343 -37.67326405434009 Diamond Creek VIC 3089 145.15879603652343 -37.67326405434009
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18154 Montmorency Train Station Montmorency, VIC, 3094 145.12145476616206 -37.715261789606046 Montmorency VIC 3094 145.12145476616206 -37.715261789606046
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18155 Mooroolbark Train Station Mooroolbark, VIC, 3138 145.31250957141117 -37.78470048494437 Mooroolbark VIC 3138 145.31250957141117 -37.78470048494437
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18156 Lilydale Train Station Lilydale, VIC, 3140 145.3476636058349 -37.75564254955355 Lilydale VIC 3140 145.3476636058349 -37.75564254955355
Salvation Army /business/10834 916c Doncaster Road Doncaster, VIC, 3109 145.1503230 -37.7880440 Doncaster VIC 3109 145.1503230 -37.7880440

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
Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally 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
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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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