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

44 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Noosa QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10538 Shop17, 7 Turner St Beerwah, QLD, 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460 Beerwah QLD 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460
Lifeline /business/10541 394 Nicklin Way Bokarina, QLD, 4575 153.1284710 -26.7409740 Bokarina QLD 4575 153.1284710 -26.7409740
Lifeline /business/10553 Northshore Drive Burpengary, QLD, 4505 152.9735510 -27.1571220 Burpengary QLD 4505 152.9735510 -27.1571220
Lifeline /business/10554 Dickson Rd Caboolture, QLD, 4510 152.9516330 -27.0973710 Caboolture QLD 4510 152.9516330 -27.0973710
Lifeline /business/10556 68 Bulcock St Caloundra, QLD, 4551 153.1314090 -26.8051230 Caloundra QLD 4551 153.1314090 -26.8051230
Lifeline /business/10566 Birtwell St Coolum, QLD, 4573 153.0889620 -26.5270020 Coolum QLD 4573 153.0889620 -26.5270020
Lifeline /business/10567 22a Maple St Cooroy, QLD, 4563 152.9101490 -26.4170530 Cooroy QLD 4563 152.9101490 -26.4170530
Lifeline /business/10569 Baily Rd Deception Bay, QLD, 4508 153.0247290 -27.1896040 Deception Bay QLD 4508 153.0247290 -27.1896040
Lifeline /business/10583 52 Mary St Gympie, QLD, 4570 152.6638950 -26.1905290 Gympie QLD 4570 152.6638950 -26.1905290
Lifeline /business/10592 116 Maroochydore Rd Kunda Park, QLD, 4556 153.0235126 -26.6676268 Kunda Park QLD 4556 153.0235126 -26.6676268
Lifeline /business/10600 Maple St Maleny, QLD, 4552 152.8512670 -26.7585770 Maleny QLD 4552 152.8512670 -26.7585770
Lifeline /business/10603 50 Aerodrome Rd Maroochydore, QLD, 4558 153.1002460 -26.6606340 Maroochydore QLD 4558 153.1002460 -26.6606340
Lifeline /business/10613 14a Howard St Nambour, QLD, 4560 152.9599017 -26.6271332 Nambour QLD 4560 152.9599017 -26.6271332
Lifeline /business/10614 Main St Narangba, QLD, 4505 152.9583490 -27.2015650 Narangba QLD 4505 152.9583490 -27.2015650
Lifeline /business/10617 10 Layana Way Noosa, QLD, 4567 153.0911480 -26.3985940 Noosa QLD 4567 153.0911480 -26.3985940
Lifeline /business/10624 2/708 David Low Way Pacific Paradise, QLD, 4564 153.0826950 -26.6155910 Pacific Paradise QLD 4564 153.0826950 -26.6155910
Lifeline /business/10658 Elizabeth St Woodford, QLD, 4514 152.7792780 -26.9544290 Woodford QLD 4514 152.7792780 -26.9544290
Lifeline /business/10662 2/18 Jacana Ave Woorim, QLD, 4507 153.2021200 -27.0689930 Woorim QLD 4507 153.2021200 -27.0689930
Salvation Army /business/10684 Cnr Market Drive And Morayfield Road Morayfield, QLD, 4506 152.9496770 -27.0942910 Morayfield QLD 4506 152.9496770 -27.0942910
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13047 83 - 85 Michael Avenue Morayfield, QLD, 4506 152.9459660 -27.1016260 Morayfield QLD 4506 152.9459660 -27.1016260
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13048 2/91 Currie Street Nambour, QLD, 4560 152.9591245 -26.6267716 Nambour QLD 4560 152.9591245 -26.6267716
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13050 Shop 2/121A Brisbane Road Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557 153.1156840 -26.6897050 Mooloolaba QLD 4557 153.1156840 -26.6897050
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13054 6/39 Maple Street Maleny, QLD, 4552 152.8505190 -26.7587590 Maleny QLD 4552 152.8505190 -26.7587590
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13058 5/6 Grebe Street Peregian, QLD, 4573 153.0959450 -26.4814390 Peregian QLD 4573 153.0959450 -26.4814390
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13066 Suite 1/97 Poinciana Avenue Tewantin, QLD, 4565 153.0377650 -26.3919670 Tewantin QLD 4565 153.0377650 -26.3919670
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13069 Shop 4/239 Nicklin Way Warana, QLD, 4575 153.1298890 -26.7254170 Warana QLD 4575 153.1298890 -26.7254170
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13070 44 Bulcock Street Caloundra, QLD, 4551 153.1327690 -26.8050350 Caloundra QLD 4551 153.1327690 -26.8050350
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13075 Shop 4/2 Turner Street Beerwah, QLD, 4519 152.9563480 -26.8572840 Beerwah QLD 4519 152.9563480 -26.8572840
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13079 138 Mary Street Gympie, QLD, 4570 152.6615130 -26.1901920 Gympie QLD 4570 152.6615130 -26.1901920
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13081 Shop 6/44 Landsborough Parade Golden Beach, QLD, 4551 153.1195380 -26.8212700 Golden Beach QLD 4551 153.1195380 -26.8212700
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13083 28B Maple Street Cooroy, QLD, 4563 152.9102033 -26.4178108 Cooroy QLD 4563 152.9102033 -26.4178108
Noosa Community Training Centre Inc. /business/13131 2/6 Venture Drive Noosaville, QLD, 4566 153.025324344635 -26.436838616356574 Noosaville QLD 4566 153.025324344635 -26.436838616356574
Caboolture Waste Management Facility /business/13545 51 McNaught Road Caboolture, QLD, 4510 152.99556255340576 -27.073609367126405 Caboolture QLD 4510 152.99556255340576 -27.073609367126405
St Vincent De Paul /business/13903 Shop 5 Heritage Shopping Village 18 Progress Road Burpengary, QLD, 4505 152.9767289 -27.1556819 Burpengary QLD 4505 152.9767289 -27.1556819
St Vincent De Paul /business/13907 16 Mayes Avenue Caloundra, QLD, 4551 153.1220910 -26.8032420 Caloundra QLD 4551 153.1220910 -26.8032420
St Vincent De Paul /business/13935 2 John Street Gympie, QLD, 4570 152.6737530 -26.1987230 Gympie QLD 4570 152.6737530 -26.1987230
St Vincent De Paul /business/13946 1 / 44 Cribb Street Landsborough, QLD, 4550 152.9653770 -26.8089550 Landsborough QLD 4550 152.9653770 -26.8089550
St Vincent De Paul /business/13953 48 Aerodrome Road Maroochydore, QLD, 4558 153.1005931 -26.6605447 Maroochydore QLD 4558 153.1005931 -26.6605447
St Vincent De Paul /business/13958 Shop 1a / 43-47 Morayfield Road Morayfield, QLD, 4506 152.9517610 -27.0934130 Morayfield QLD 4506 152.9517610 -27.0934130
St Vincent De Paul /business/13963 Windsor Road Nambour, QLD, 4560 152.9355712 -26.6278820 Nambour QLD 4560 152.9355712 -26.6278820
St Vincent De Paul /business/13966 Shop 6 / Forum Ctr 37-39 Sunshine Beach Road Noosa Heads, QLD, 4567 153.0915744 -26.3979204 Noosa Heads QLD 4567 153.0915744 -26.3979204
St Vincent De Paul /business/13967 169 Eumundi / Noosa Road Noosaville, QLD, 4566 153.0440790 -26.4129650 Noosaville QLD 4566 153.0440790 -26.4129650
Kidney Support Network /business/16017 Shop 2 Buddina, QLD, 4575 153.1346503 -26.6888450 Buddina QLD 4575 153.1346503 -26.6888450
Kidney Support Network /business/16018 Shop2 Maroochydore, QLD, 4558 153.1007664 -26.6607655 Maroochydore QLD 4558 153.1007664 -26.6607655
Lifeline /business/10538 Shop17, 7 Turner St Beerwah, QLD, 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460 Beerwah QLD 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

18 pick up businesses match your query on Clothing and Textiles

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Lifeline Gatton Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Magic Bins Skip bins delivered & picked up 2-12 cubic metres. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton Saleable items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Jacaranda Street Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Raceview Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Goodna Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Handybin Waste Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) 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: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) 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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Shred-X Document Destruction Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally Qld 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. 

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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