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.

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Drop off locations for Clothing and Textiles

31 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Prospect SA

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10698 Shop 3, Tod St Gawler, SA, 5118 138.7476124 -34.5991353 Gawler SA 5118 138.7476124 -34.5991353
Lifeline /business/10712 Shop 2, 181 Murray St Tanunda, SA, 5352 138.9688720 -34.5177400 Tanunda SA 5352 138.9688720 -34.5177400
Salvation Army /business/10716 422 Morphett St Adelaide, SA, 5000 138.5946110 -34.9339940 Adelaide SA 5000 138.5946110 -34.9339940
Salvation Army /business/10717 5/312 Mt Barker Road Aldgate, SA, 5154 138.7451840 -35.0131490 Aldgate SA 5154 138.7451840 -35.0131490
Salvation Army /business/10719 429 Brighton Road Brighton, SA, 5048 138.5224110 -35.0149370 Brighton SA 5048 138.5224110 -35.0149370
Salvation Army /business/10720 1507 Main South Road Darlington, SA, 5047 138.5575230 -35.0286479 Darlington SA 5047 138.5575230 -35.0286479
Salvation Army /business/10721 101 Gillingham Road Elizabeth, SA, 5112 138.6660134 -34.7161472 Elizabeth SA 5112 138.6660134 -34.7161472
Salvation Army /business/10722 115 Findon Road Findon, SA, 5023 138.5322570 -34.8933230 Findon SA 5023 138.5322570 -34.8933230
Salvation Army /business/10723 1c Julian Terrace Gawler, SA, 5118 138.7482174 -34.6019181 Gawler SA 5118 138.7482174 -34.6019181
Salvation Army /business/10724 580 Main North Road Gepps Cross, SA, 5094 138.6011280 -34.8451180 Gepps Cross SA 5094 138.6011280 -34.8451180
Salvation Army /business/10725 43 Broadway Glanelg, SA, 5045 138.5159420 -34.9879500 Glanelg SA 5045 138.5159420 -34.9879500
Salvation Army /business/10726 The Golden Way Golden Grove, SA, 5125 138.7033050 -34.7863380 Golden Grove SA 5125 138.7033050 -34.7863380
Salvation Army /business/10727 154 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton, SA, 5033 138.5623330 -34.9319650 Hilton SA 5033 138.5623330 -34.9319650
Salvation Army /business/10728 418 Magill Road Kensington Gardens, SA, 5068 138.6596850 -34.9141250 Kensington Gardens SA 5068 138.6596850 -34.9141250
Salvation Army /business/10729 1-7 Gray Street Kilkenny, SA, 5009 138.5516830 -34.8744970 Kilkenny SA 5009 138.5516830 -34.8744970
Salvation Army /business/10730 307 Goodwood Road Kings Park, SA, 5034 138.5911580 -34.9639390 Kings Park SA 5034 138.5911580 -34.9639390
Salvation Army /business/10731 1069 Goodwood Road Melrose Park, SA, 5039 138.5932128 -34.9988455 Melrose Park SA 5039 138.5932128 -34.9988455
Salvation Army /business/10732 181 Main South Road Morphett Vale, SA, 5162 138.5227520 -35.1212150 Morphett Vale SA 5162 138.5227520 -35.1212150
Salvation Army /business/10733 20a Druids Ave. Mount Barker, SA, 5251 138.8600834 -35.0632180 Mount Barker SA 5251 138.8600834 -35.0632180
Salvation Army /business/10735 2/5 Karri Street Munno Para, SA, 5115 138.7005260 -34.6675980 Munno Para SA 5115 138.7005260 -34.6675980
Salvation Army /business/10737 Pedder Crescent Regency Park, SA, 5010 138.5799160 -34.8743040 Regency Park SA 5010 138.5799160 -34.8743040
Salvation Army /business/10739 39 Grand Junction Road Rosewater, SA, 5013 138.5160978 -34.8519263 Rosewater SA 5013 138.5160978 -34.8519263
Salvation Army /business/10740 Shop 3/309 Payneham Road Royston Park, SA, 5070 138.6357770 -34.8995380 Royston Park SA 5070 138.6357770 -34.8995380
Salvation Army /business/10741 31 John Street Salisbury, SA, 5108 138.6460050 -34.7607070 Salisbury SA 5108 138.6460050 -34.7607070
Salvation Army /business/10742 Showroom 2, 14 Smart Road Tea Tree Gully, SA, 5092 138.6851650 -34.8333060 Tea Tree Gully SA 5092 138.6851650 -34.8333060
Salvation Army /business/10744 460 North East Road Windsor Gardens, SA, 5087 138.6485480 -34.8632710 Windsor Gardens SA 5087 138.6485480 -34.8632710
OZ Mini Bins /business/12811 10 Donegal Rd Lonsdale, SA, 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298 Lonsdale SA 5160 138.49356651306152 -35.11860976443298
Hackham Recyclers /business/15866 16 Cottage Lane HACKHAM, SA, 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588 HACKHAM SA 5163 138.5277272 -35.1503588
Shred-X Document Destruction /business/17517 Unit 3, 2 Lafitte Road Wingfield, SA, 5013 138.5684180 -34.8466050 Wingfield SA 5013 138.5684180 -34.8466050
Adelaide Eco Bins /business/17628 P.O. Box 849 Mile End, SA, 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398 Mile End SA 5108 138.6456961 -34.7626398
Diabetes SA /business/17708 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton, SA, 5033 138.5624381 -34.9322827 Hilton SA 5033 138.5624381 -34.9322827
Lifeline /business/10698 Shop 3, Tod St Gawler, SA, 5118 138.7476124 -34.5991353 Gawler SA 5118 138.7476124 -34.5991353

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 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
Diabetes SA There are many ways in which you can donate your pre-lo... SA (Metro Area Only) Free

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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 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.


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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