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

65 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Esk QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10533 700 Albany Creek Road Albany Creek, QLD, 4035 152.9692450 -27.3458870 Albany Creek QLD 4035 152.9692450 -27.3458870
Lifeline /business/10538 Shop17, 7 Turner St Beerwah, QLD, 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460 Beerwah QLD 4519 152.9569550 -26.8576460
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/10570 36 Boothby St Drayton, QLD, 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520 Drayton QLD 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520
Lifeline /business/10572 11 James St East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9767595 -27.5719638 East Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9767595 -27.5719638
Lifeline /business/10585 Cnr Inala Ave & Serviceton Ave Inala, QLD, 4077 152.9744870 -27.5973810 Inala QLD 4077 152.9744870 -27.5973810
Lifeline /business/10588 1468 Anzac Ave Kallangur, QLD, 4503 152.9978940 -27.2492690 Kallangur QLD 4503 152.9978940 -27.2492690
Lifeline /business/10590 577 Settlement Rd Keperra, QLD, 4054 152.9495890 -27.4165100 Keperra QLD 4054 152.9495890 -27.4165100
Lifeline /business/10600 Maple St Maleny, QLD, 4552 152.8512670 -26.7585770 Maleny QLD 4552 152.8512670 -26.7585770
Lifeline /business/10614 Main St Narangba, QLD, 4505 152.9583490 -27.2015650 Narangba QLD 4505 152.9583490 -27.2015650
Lifeline /business/10637 253 Stafford Rd Stafford, QLD, 4053 153.0209810 -27.4107540 Stafford QLD 4053 153.0209810 -27.4107540
Lifeline /business/10638 Cnr Appleby & Rode Rd Stafford Heights, QLD, 4053 153.0113690 -27.3912470 Stafford Heights QLD 4053 153.0113690 -27.3912470
Lifeline /business/10641 451 Gympie Rd Strathpine, QLD, 4500 152.9888380 -27.3021030 Strathpine QLD 4500 152.9888380 -27.3021030
Lifeline /business/10644 106 Hill St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9373320 -27.5610440 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9373320 -27.5610440
Lifeline /business/10645 187 Perth St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9500730 -27.5718830 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9500730 -27.5718830
Lifeline /business/10646 302 Ruthven St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9545360 -27.5561350 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9545360 -27.5561350
Lifeline /business/10647 238a Taylor St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9193911 -27.5525278 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9193911 -27.5525278
Lifeline /business/10648 Duggan St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9523580 -27.5615550 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9523580 -27.5615550
Lifeline /business/10655 148 Boundary Rd West End, QLD, 4101 153.0123980 -27.4807510 West End QLD 4101 153.0123980 -27.4807510
Lifeline /business/10657 407 Bridge St Wilsonton, QLD, 4350 151.9239683 -27.5439246 Wilsonton QLD 4350 151.9239683 -27.5439246
Lifeline /business/10658 Elizabeth St Woodford, QLD, 4514 152.7792780 -26.9544290 Woodford QLD 4514 152.7792780 -26.9544290
Salvation Army /business/10665 32 South Pine Road Alderley, QLD, 4051 153.0003430 -27.4240887 Alderley QLD 4051 153.0003430 -27.4240887
Salvation Army /business/10668 10 Coal Street Bundamba, QLD, 4304 152.8073040 -27.6089920 Bundamba QLD 4304 152.8073040 -27.6089920
Salvation Army /business/10679 25 Queen Street Goodna, QLD, 4300 152.8973850 -27.6113970 Goodna QLD 4300 152.8973850 -27.6113970
Salvation Army /business/10680 1469 Anzac Avenue Kallangur, QLD, 4503 152.9983220 -27.2499810 Kallangur QLD 4503 152.9983220 -27.2499810
Salvation Army /business/10684 Cnr Market Drive And Morayfield Road Morayfield, QLD, 4506 152.9496770 -27.0942910 Morayfield QLD 4506 152.9496770 -27.0942910
Salvation Army /business/10686 Fitzroy Street Nanango, QLD, 4615 152.0003680 -26.6688690 Nanango QLD 4615 152.0003680 -26.6688690
Salvation Army /business/10689 80 Glenrosa Road Red Hill, QLD, 4059 153.0006260 -27.4465450 Red Hill QLD 4059 153.0006260 -27.4465450
Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd /business/12516 20 Burke St Woolloongabba, QLD, 4102 153.0053330 -27.4806400 Woolloongabba QLD 4102 153.0053330 -27.4806400
Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton /business/12753 128 Briggs Road Raceview, QLD, 4305 152.76248931884766 -27.642743570271296 Raceview QLD 4305 152.76248931884766 -27.642743570271296
Lifeline Jacaranda Street /business/12754 80 Jacaranda St East Ipswich, QLD, 4305 152.7808141708374 -27.60707791868422 East Ipswich QLD 4305 152.7808141708374 -27.60707791868422
Lifeline Raceview /business/12755 64 Raceview Road Raceview, QLD, 4305 152.7765655517578 -27.634759732414405 Raceview QLD 4305 152.7765655517578 -27.634759732414405
Lifeline Gatton /business/12756 6/2 Lake Clarendon Way Crowley Vale, QLD, 4342 152.8732189 -27.5895171 Crowley Vale QLD 4342 152.8732189 -27.5895171
Lifeline Goodna /business/12757 17 Smiths Rd Goodna, QLD, 4300 152.89715766906738 -27.609093451732032 Goodna QLD 4300 152.89715766906738 -27.609093451732032
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/13049 61 - 63 Drayton Street Nanango, QLD, 4615 152.0005945 -26.6709809 Nanango QLD 4615 152.0005945 -26.6709809
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/13057 29-31 Latrobe Terrace Paddington, QLD, 4064 153.0015850 -27.4591900 Paddington QLD 4064 153.0015850 -27.4591900
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13065 Shop 5, 17 Billabong Street Stafford, QLD, 4053 153.0163330 -27.4179020 Stafford QLD 4053 153.0163330 -27.4179020
Endeavour Recycled Clothing Store /business/13067 675 Gympie Road Lawnton, QLD, 4501 152.9854372 -27.2912511 Lawnton QLD 4501 152.9854372 -27.2912511
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
Caboolture Waste Management Facility /business/13545 51 McNaught Road Caboolture, QLD, 4510 152.99556255340576 -27.073609367126405 Caboolture QLD 4510 152.99556255340576 -27.073609367126405
Bunya Resource Recovery & Waste Management Facility - Moreton Bay Regional Council /business/13546 384 Bunya Road (600m west of Jinker Track intersection) Bunya, QLD, 4055 152.9456090927124 -27.38152319170504 Bunya QLD 4055 152.9456090927124 -27.38152319170504
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/13921 645 Oxley Road Corinda, QLD, 4075 152.9818306 -27.5391660 Corinda QLD 4075 152.9818306 -27.5391660
St Vincent De Paul /business/13925 6 Bunya Park Road Eatons Hill, QLD, 4037 152.9595458 -27.3380920 Eatons Hill QLD 4037 152.9595458 -27.3380920
St Vincent De Paul /business/13928 Fernvale Shopping Centre Shop 7 1455 Brisbane Valley Highway Fernvale, QLD, 4306 152.6542910 -27.4583100 Fernvale QLD 4306 152.6542910 -27.4583100
St Vincent De Paul /business/13929 Shop 35 / 235 Forest Lake Bvd Forest Lake, QLD, 4078 152.9674620 -27.6254030 Forest Lake QLD 4078 152.9674620 -27.6254030
St Vincent De Paul /business/13931 17a Railway Street Gatton, QLD, 4343 152.2771700 -27.5558489 Gatton QLD 4343 152.2771700 -27.5558489
St Vincent De Paul /business/13932 9 Byrne Street Gatton, QLD, 4343 152.2800110 -27.5505580 Gatton QLD 4343 152.2800110 -27.5505580
St Vincent De Paul /business/13934 Shop 3 & 4 141 Dawson Parade Grovely, QLD, 4054 152.9624412 -27.4048457 Grovely QLD 4054 152.9624412 -27.4048457
St Vincent De Paul /business/13941 219 Brisbane Street Ipswich, QLD, 4305 152.7562150 -27.6142128 Ipswich QLD 4305 152.7562150 -27.6142128
St Vincent De Paul /business/13942 Shop 005 Jimboomba Shopping Centre 17 Cusack Lane Jimboomba, QLD, 4280 152.9801293 -27.8130752 Jimboomba QLD 4280 152.9801293 -27.8130752
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/13947 Units 11 & 12 690 Gympie Road Lawnton, QLD, 4501 152.9844470 -27.2910580 Lawnton QLD 4501 152.9844470 -27.2910580
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/13970 Shop 16 146 Blunder Road Oxley, QLD, 4075 152.9830280 -27.5754810 Oxley QLD 4075 152.9830280 -27.5754810
St Vincent De Paul /business/13979 Shop 2&3 Royal George Lane Rosewood, QLD, 4340 152.5918046 -27.6416601 Rosewood QLD 4340 152.5918046 -27.6416601
St Vincent De Paul /business/13986 Shop 3 240 Stafford Road Stafford, QLD, 4053 153.0200714 -27.4109538 Stafford QLD 4053 153.0200714 -27.4109538
St Vincent De Paul /business/13989 11 Jijaws Street Sumner Park, QLD, 4074 152.9392870 -27.5610690 Sumner Park QLD 4074 152.9392870 -27.5610690
St Vincent De Paul /business/14007 134 Boundary Street West End, QLD, 4101 153.0121843 -27.4803959 West End QLD 4101 153.0121843 -27.4803959
St Vincent De Paul /business/14012 26 Toomey Street Yarraman, QLD, 4614 151.9827200 -26.8420090 Yarraman QLD 4614 151.9827200 -26.8420090
Yesterdays Thrift Shop /business/14122 39 Nash Street Paddington, QLD, 4064 152.9965033 -27.4644855 Paddington QLD 4064 152.9965033 -27.4644855
All Sorts Restoration Station Inc. /business/17629 1 McEwan St. Riverview, QLD, 4303 152.84865037434383 -27.596002607705575 Riverview QLD 4303 152.84865037434383 -27.596002607705575
Lifeline /business/10533 700 Albany Creek Road Albany Creek, QLD, 4035 152.9692450 -27.3458870 Albany Creek QLD 4035 152.9692450 -27.3458870

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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