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

54 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Wollongong NSW

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10229 307a Crown St Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8903750 -34.4257780 Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8903750 -34.4257780
Lifeline /business/10230 163 Waterloo Rd Greenacre, NSW, 2190 151.0574420 -33.9074850 Greenacre NSW 2190 151.0574420 -33.9074850
Lifeline /business/10239 Rememberance Dr Bargo, NSW, 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690 Bargo NSW 2574 150.5786430 -34.2862690
Lifeline /business/10241 132 Argyle St Camden, NSW, 2570 150.6951280 -34.0548918 Camden NSW 2570 150.6951280 -34.0548918
Lifeline /business/10242 6 Dumaresq St Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8125300 -34.0669260 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8125300 -34.0669260
Lifeline /business/10250 64a Oxford St Ingleburn, NSW, 2565 150.8671160 -33.9992914 Ingleburn NSW 2565 150.8671160 -33.9992914
Lifeline /business/10253 102 Terralong St Kiama, NSW, 2533 150.8531180 -34.6698480 Kiama NSW 2533 150.8531180 -34.6698480
Lifeline /business/10263 418 Argyle St Moss Vale, NSW, 2577 150.3707768 -34.5504784 Moss Vale NSW 2577 150.3707768 -34.5504784
Lifeline /business/10264 10a Queen St Narellan, NSW, 2567 150.7353977 -34.0421025 Narellan NSW 2567 150.7353977 -34.0421025
Lifeline /business/10271 Shop1, 145 Rememberance Dr Tahmoor, NSW, 2573 150.5922720 -34.2246460 Tahmoor NSW 2573 150.5922720 -34.2246460
Lifeline /business/10284 19 Auburn St Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8896470 -34.4279150 Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8896470 -34.4279150
Lifeline /business/10285 232 Crown St Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8923330 -34.4248280 Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8923330 -34.4248280
Salvation Army /business/10296 169 Tongarra Road Albion Park, NSW, 2527 150.7731170 -34.5713030 Albion Park NSW 2527 150.7731170 -34.5713030
Salvation Army /business/10297 83-87 North Terrace Bankstown, NSW, 2200 151.0336886 -33.9174557 Bankstown NSW 2200 151.0336886 -33.9174557
Salvation Army /business/10301 214 Queen Street Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8138100 -34.0677310 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8138100 -34.0677310
Salvation Army /business/10302 68 Evaline Street Campsie, NSW, 2194 151.1030580 -33.9141000 Campsie NSW 2194 151.1030580 -33.9141000
Salvation Army /business/10306 23 Princes Highway Dapto, NSW, 2530 150.7962430 -34.4921310 Dapto NSW 2530 150.7962430 -34.4921310
Salvation Army /business/10308 8-10 Hamilton Road Fairfield, NSW, 2165 150.9224190 -33.8687840 Fairfield NSW 2165 150.9224190 -33.8687840
Salvation Army /business/10310 265 Broadway Glebe, NSW, 2037 151.1932492 -33.8845150 Glebe NSW 2037 151.1932492 -33.8845150
Salvation Army /business/10313 2 Crofts Avenue Hurstville, NSW, 2220 151.1034600 -33.9660910 Hurstville NSW 2220 151.1034600 -33.9660910
Salvation Army /business/10314 104 Macquarie Road Ingleburn, NSW, 2565 150.8655620 -33.9974670 Ingleburn NSW 2565 150.8655620 -33.9974670
Salvation Army /business/10315 100 Boyce Rd Maroubra, NSW, 2035 151.2381720 -33.9393770 Maroubra NSW 2035 151.2381720 -33.9393770
Salvation Army /business/10316 207 Marrickville Road Marrickville, NSW, 2044 151.1576161 -33.9111034 Marrickville NSW 2044 151.1576161 -33.9111034
Salvation Army /business/10318 5/778 Old Illawarra Road Menai, NSW, 2234 151.0104570 -34.0179475 Menai NSW 2234 151.0104570 -34.0179475
Salvation Army /business/10320 172 Newbridge Road Moorebank, NSW, 2170 150.9611980 -33.9291260 Moorebank NSW 2170 150.9611980 -33.9291260
Salvation Army /business/10323 8/4 George Hunter Street Narellan, NSW, 2567 150.7430170 -34.0388100 Narellan NSW 2567 150.7430170 -34.0388100
Salvation Army /business/10329 299 Belmore Road Riverwood, NSW, 2210 151.0519820 -33.9505880 Riverwood NSW 2210 151.0519820 -33.9505880
Salvation Army /business/10330 465 Princes Highway Rockdale, NSW, 2216 151.1380860 -33.9512120 Rockdale NSW 2216 151.1380860 -33.9512120
Salvation Army /business/10331 Lake Entrance Road Shellharbour, NSW, 2529 150.8408200 -34.5616390 Shellharbour NSW 2529 150.8408200 -34.5616390
Salvation Army /business/10333 7 Bellevue Street St Peters, NSW, 2244 151.1494000 -33.9408170 St Peters NSW 2244 151.1494000 -33.9408170
Salvation Army /business/10338 238 Shellharbour Road Warilla, NSW, 2528 150.8595279 -34.5584097 Warilla NSW 2528 150.8595279 -34.5584097
Salvation Army /business/10339 45 Cowper Street Warrawong, NSW, 2502 150.8889340 -34.4856890 Warrawong NSW 2502 150.8889340 -34.4856890
Salvation Army /business/10341 29 Ellen Street Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8910140 -34.4299080 Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8910140 -34.4299080
The Smith Family Clothing Recycling Centre /business/12649 2 Birmingham Ave Villawood, NSW, 2163 150.9845670 -33.8791840 Villawood NSW 2163 150.9845670 -33.8791840
Soft Landing Mattress Recycling - Mission Australia /business/12817 16 Bellambi Lane Bellambi, NSW, 2518 150.90893268585205 -34.36249736574223 Bellambi NSW 2518 150.90893268585205 -34.36249736574223
Lifeline’s Little Book Shop - Unanderra /business/13881 145 Princes Highway Unanderra, NSW, 2526 150.8442302 -34.4557354 Unanderra NSW 2526 150.8442302 -34.4557354
Get Fast Waste Bins /business/14918 20 Hearne Street Mortdale, NSW, 2223 151.0656360 -33.9654120 Mortdale NSW 2223 151.0656360 -33.9654120
Re:Work /business/15165 58 Dalhousie Street Haberfield, NSW, 2045 151.1382366 -33.8811453 Haberfield NSW 2045 151.1382366 -33.8811453
Sydney Transwaste Industries /business/15600 160 Arthur Street Homebush West, NSW, 2140 151.0597635 -33.8659709 Homebush West NSW 2140 151.0597635 -33.8659709
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) /business/16291 10 Anderson Ave Liverpool, NSW, 2170 150.9119450 -33.9226450 Liverpool NSW 2170 150.9119450 -33.9226450
Ted Noffs Foundation /business/16471 142 Chalmers Street Surry Hills, NSW, 151.2065944 -33.8873904 Surry Hills NSW 151.2065944 -33.8873904
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd /business/16671 1 Holmes Rd Minto, NSW, 2566 151.2096469 -33.9577542 Minto NSW 2566 151.2096469 -33.9577542
King Cotton Australia Pty Ltd /business/16714 95 Bonds Road Punchbowl, NSW, 2196 151.0613953 -33.9375670 Punchbowl NSW 2196 151.0613953 -33.9375670
Mission Australia /business/16848 16 Bellambi Lane Bellambi, NSW, 2518 150.9109294 -34.3626055 Bellambi NSW 2518 150.9109294 -34.3626055
Mission Australia /business/16850 Lawrence Hargrave Dr Thirroul, NSW, 2515 150.9209167 -34.3163071 Thirroul NSW 2515 150.9209167 -34.3163071
Mission Australia /business/16851 71 Montague St North Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8957200 -34.4032620 North Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8957200 -34.4032620
Mission Australia /business/16852 4 Commerce Dr Warilla, NSW, 2528 150.8667930 -34.5478080 Warilla NSW 2528 150.8667930 -34.5478080
Mission Australia /business/16853 4 Marshall St Dapto, NSW, 2530 150.7918710 -34.4946310 Dapto NSW 2530 150.7918710 -34.4946310
Mission Australia /business/16854 Cnr Worigee St & Princess Hwy Nowra, NSW, 2541 150.6051522 -34.8769626 Nowra NSW 2541 150.6051522 -34.8769626
Mission Australia /business/16855 4/5 Harbord Rd Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 150.8251260 -34.0499030 Campbelltown NSW 2560 150.8251260 -34.0499030
Mission Australia /business/16857 28 Railway St Liverpool, NSW, 2170 150.9255160 -33.9244750 Liverpool NSW 2170 150.9255160 -33.9244750
Salvation Army /business/17386 573 President Avenue Sutherland, NSW, 2232 151.0574730 -34.0334720 Sutherland NSW 2232 151.0574730 -34.0334720
SORT Recycling /business/17903 Hut 45, Marrickville Community Centre Marrickville, NSW, 2204 151.1610964 -33.9022079 Marrickville NSW 2204 151.1610964 -33.9022079
Tiny Tins /business/22931 9-11 Sylvester Ave, UNANDERRA, NSW, 2526 150.8338095 -34.4680434 UNANDERRA NSW 2526 150.8338095 -34.4680434
Lifeline /business/10229 307a Crown St Wollongong, NSW, 2500 150.8903750 -34.4257780 Wollongong NSW 2500 150.8903750 -34.4257780

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

29 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
King Cotton Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
SORT Recycling You just need to let us know that you have some fabric ... NSW Free
Rubbish Away Can pick up / remove all types of scrap and rubbish rem... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mattress Removal / Mattress Recycling,Rubbish Removal Mattresses must be dry if not a charge from $10.00*+GST... NSW May apply
The Smith Family Clothing Recycling Centre Click Business Name for details NSW Free
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
C&D Scrap Pick up must be pre booked. NSW May apply
Peninsula Seniors Toy Recyclers We can arrange to pick up bulky items.Contact Terry on ... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Treasured Collections/Recycling Will pick up bulk quantities. NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
Young Adults Disabled Association Inc (YADA) We collect cardboard, plastic and metal amounts of any ... NSW (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 NSW May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Mission Australia We collect from Stanwell Tops to Kiama and only for fur... NSW (Metro Area Only) Free
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Artarmon Balmain Cha... NSW (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 NSW 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
1800-Got-Junk? Contact 1800-Got-Junk (1800 468 586) for collection. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
All Trash OZ Click Business Name for details NSW May apply
All Trash Oz Pty Ltd We pick-up all recyclable material over 1 cubic metre. NSW May apply
Tiny Tins Please enquire within NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Sydney Rubbish Truck We pick up any quantity of residential and commercial w... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Port Stephens Rubbish Removal Service collection of any quantity within 100 kilometre radius ... NSW 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.

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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