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

52 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Torquay VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10795 123 High St Belmont, VIC, 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320 Belmont VIC 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320
Lifeline /business/10800 Village Walk Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.5699179172516 -38.17158130354856 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.5699179172516 -38.17158130354856
Lifeline /business/10801 16 Gordon Ave Geelong West, VIC, 3218 144.3512470 -38.1440250 Geelong West VIC 3218 144.3512470 -38.1440250
Lifeline /business/10802 5/2a Gordon Ave Geelong West, VIC, 3218 144.3524190 -38.1437970 Geelong West VIC 3218 144.3524190 -38.1437970
Lifeline /business/10807 152 Bellarine Hwy Newcomb, VIC, 3219 144.4021392 -38.1735764 Newcomb VIC 3219 144.4021392 -38.1735764
Lifeline /business/10808 10 Rutland St Newtown, VIC, 3220 144.3433160 -38.1608210 Newtown VIC 3220 144.3433160 -38.1608210
Salvation Army /business/10823 296 Ballarat Road Braybrook, VIC, 3019 144.8536200 -37.7795950 Braybrook VIC 3019 144.8536200 -37.7795950
Salvation Army /business/10833 Lot 2 Westwood Drive Deer Park, VIC, 3023 144.7550978 -37.7689605 Deer Park VIC 3023 144.7550978 -37.7689605
Salvation Army /business/10836 8 Mortimer Street Drysdale, VIC, 3222 144.5751120 -38.1742310 Drysdale VIC 3222 144.5751120 -38.1742310
Salvation Army /business/10838 1264 Racecourse Road Flamington, VIC, 3031 144.9237870 -37.7873420 Flamington VIC 3031 144.9237870 -37.7873420
Salvation Army /business/10839 199 Barkly Street Footscray, VIC, 3011 144.8975935 -37.7995571 Footscray VIC 3011 144.8975935 -37.7995571
Salvation Army /business/10841 128 Ryrie Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 144.3585480 -38.1491850 Geelong VIC 3220 144.3585480 -38.1491850
Salvation Army /business/10842 81 Barwon Terrace Geelong North, VIC, 3220 144.3657220 -38.1695050 Geelong North VIC 3220 144.3657220 -38.1695050
Salvation Army /business/10845 Unit14/147 Marshall Town Road Grovedale, VIC, 3216 144.3438280 -38.1951800 Grovedale VIC 3216 144.3438280 -38.1951800
Salvation Army /business/10848 19 - 21 Elm Park Drive Hopers Crossing, VIC, 3030 144.7202370 -37.8724460 Hopers Crossing VIC 3030 144.7202370 -37.8724460
Salvation Army /business/10868 3/114 Bellarine Highway Newcomb, VIC, 3129 144.3970540 -38.1723280 Newcomb VIC 3129 144.3970540 -38.1723280
Salvation Army /business/10869 4/302 Keilor Road Niddrie, VIC, 3042 144.8945690 -37.7379320 Niddrie VIC 3042 144.8945690 -37.7379320
Salvation Army /business/10885 Churchill Street Williamstown, VIC, 3016 144.8628380 -37.8519470 Williamstown VIC 3016 144.8628380 -37.8519470
St Vincent De Paul /business/14018 99 Doherty's Road Altona North, VIC, 3025 144.8209586 -37.8313523 Altona North VIC 3025 144.8209586 -37.8313523
St Vincent De Paul /business/14020 155 Maribyrnong Road Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032 144.9134846 -37.7715248 Ascot Vale VIC 3032 144.9134846 -37.7715248
St Vincent De Paul /business/14051 164 Moorabool Street Geelong Cbd, VIC, 3220 144.3592570 -38.1496530 Geelong Cbd VIC 3220 144.3592570 -38.1496530
St Vincent De Paul /business/14052 162 Fyans Street Geelong South, VIC, 3220 144.3646880 -38.1652770 Geelong South VIC 3220 144.3646880 -38.1652770
St Vincent De Paul /business/14055 71-75 Vines Road Hamlyn Heights, VIC, 3215 144.3284510 -38.1215430 Hamlyn Heights VIC 3215 144.3284510 -38.1215430
St Vincent De Paul /business/14083 3-5 Mason Street Newport, VIC, 3015 144.8824350 -37.8430940 Newport VIC 3015 144.8824350 -37.8430940
St Vincent De Paul /business/14084 3 Labuan Square Norlane, VIC, 3214 144.3604970 -38.0960240 Norlane VIC 3214 144.3604970 -38.0960240
St Vincent De Paul /business/14087 18 Marine Parade Ocean Grove, VIC, 3226 144.5379941 -38.2518476 Ocean Grove VIC 3226 144.5379941 -38.2518476
St Vincent De Paul /business/14094 31 Hesse Street Queenscliff, VIC, 3225 144.6620740 -38.2666890 Queenscliff VIC 3225 144.6620740 -38.2666890
St Vincent De Paul /business/14096 1069 Point Nepean Road Rosebud, VIC, 3939 144.9041460 -38.3562330 Rosebud VIC 3939 144.9041460 -38.3562330
St Vincent De Paul /business/14103 71 Main Road West St. Albans, VIC, 3021 144.7977328 -37.7441196 St. Albans VIC 3021 144.7977328 -37.7441196
St Vincent De Paul /business/14106 56 Station Place Sunshine, VIC, 3020 144.8333510 -37.7871590 Sunshine VIC 3020 144.8333510 -37.7871590
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17606 Shop 1, 112 - 116 Westwood Drive Deer Park, VIC, 3023 144.7554830 -37.7612330 Deer Park VIC 3023 144.7554830 -37.7612330
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17610 192 - 194 Torquay Road Grovedale, VIC, 3216 144.3425480 -38.1978430 Grovedale VIC 3216 144.3425480 -38.1978430
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17612 19 Elm Park Drive Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7199040 -37.8726340 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7199040 -37.8726340
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17613 24 Margaret Street Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039 144.9198140 -37.7656160 Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 144.9198140 -37.7656160
Brotherhood of St Laurence /business/17619 Lower Level Shop 1113 - 14 Wantirna South, VIC, 3152 144.8546810 -37.8416857 Wantirna South VIC 3152 144.8546810 -37.8416857
Textile Recyclers Australia /business/17786 46 Orbis Drive Ravenhall, VIC, 3023 144.75065364760746 -37.77664225904209 Ravenhall VIC 3023 144.75065364760746 -37.77664225904209
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/17998 Essendon Train Station Essendon, VIC, 3040 144.91633223016356 -37.755855968919406 Essendon VIC 3040 144.91633223016356 -37.755855968919406
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18000 Williamstown Beach Train Station Williamstown, VIC, 3016 144.8944979518676 -37.86393887907737 Williamstown VIC 3016 144.8944979518676 -37.86393887907737
Cleanaway - Brooklyn Transfer Station /business/18015 12 Old Geelong Rd Brooklyn, VIC, 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775 Brooklyn VIC 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18024 Essendon Train Station Essendon, VIC, 3040 144.9163751455078 -37.75592382894779 Essendon VIC 3040 144.9163751455078 -37.75592382894779
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18025 North Williamstown Train Station Williamstown, VIC, 3016 144.88895542222895 -37.8569743529268 Williamstown VIC 3016 144.88895542222895 -37.8569743529268
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18117 Newport Train Station Newport, VIC, 3015 144.88356272327883 -37.84265219232501 Newport VIC 3015 144.88356272327883 -37.84265219232501
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18119 Moonee Ponds Train Station Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039 144.9193674 -37.7659251 Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 144.9193674 -37.7659251
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18120 Ascot Vale Train Station Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032 144.92189408465583 -37.775285905778794 Ascot Vale VIC 3032 144.92189408465583 -37.775285905778794
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18137 Glenbervie Train Station Essendon, VIC, 3040 144.92092180634768 -37.74725496838987 Essendon VIC 3040 144.92092180634768 -37.74725496838987
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18140 Aircraft Train Station Laverton, VIC, 3028 144.76081007718506 -37.86665531721891 Laverton VIC 3028 144.76081007718506 -37.86665531721891
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18144 Werribee Train Station Werribee, VIC, 3030 144.66094500740974 -37.899596876135256 Werribee VIC 3030 144.66094500740974 -37.899596876135256
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18161 Seddon Train Station Seddon, VIC, 3011 144.8955305534423 -37.80910208568214 Seddon VIC 3011 144.8955305534423 -37.80910208568214
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18199 Laverton Train Station Laverton, VIC, 3028 144.7722500 -37.8638446 Laverton VIC 3028 144.7722500 -37.8638446
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18209 Hoppers Crossing Train Station Hoppers Crossing, VIC, 3029 144.7013950 -37.8831363 Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 144.7013950 -37.8831363
SCR Group Community Recycling Bank /business/18236 Footscray Train Station Footscray, VIC, 3011 144.90276146116867 -37.80191177673879 Footscray VIC 3011 144.90276146116867 -37.80191177673879
Big Bin Hire /business/18318 PO Box 819 Williamstown, VIC, 3016 144.8977593 -37.8572918 Williamstown VIC 3016 144.8977593 -37.8572918
Lifeline /business/10795 123 High St Belmont, VIC, 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320 Belmont VIC 3216 144.3454630 -38.1727320

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
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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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
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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