CLOTHING/ TEXTILES

(Clothing and Linens) – Reusable clothes and bedroom linens should be given a second chance. Check with local animal shelters to see if they can use old sheets, blankets and towels. 

We also accept clothing and textiles LRSWMD Stowe and Johnson Drop-off Locations where textiles are accepted. A 15-gallon bag of textiles is 50 cents; a 30-gallon bag is $1. Textiles are a tricky material to manage in this part of VT. We have partnered with Helpsy to keep usable clothing in the supply chain. If the clothes can’t be donated or resold, Helpsy will ensure that they are recycled. PLEASE, ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN, DRY, AND ODOR-FREE in order for this partnership to work. It’s ok if the items are missing buttons, zippers, or are torn. If items do not meet the clean, dry, and odor-free criteria, finding ways to repurpose the items as rags or remnants for repairs or projects is the best option. See here for what we accept for Helpsy.

Also, several consignment shops and thrift shops exist locally as seen below.

STORELOCATIONPHONE
Creative Consignment393 Mountain Road, Stowe253-8100
Forget Me-Not Shop942 VT-15, Johnson635-2335
Sally’s Second Act82 Park Street, Stowe253-3006
Second Chance37 Brigham Street, Morrisville888-5664

Textiles are very tricky to recycle, and the fashion industry is responsible for at least 10% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to learn more about textiles and recycling.

Manufacturers are becoming more cognizant of this problem and are creating takeback programs for some of their labels. Explore the list below to see if any of them will work for what you are trying to get rid of.

However, manufacturers are becoming more cognizant of this problem and are creating takeback programs for some of their labels. Explore the list below to see if any of them will work for what you are trying to get rid of.

NCAL takes towels sometimes, maybe sheets too. Always call ahead and ask if they are in need, 802.888.5065.

Goodwill Industries International, Inc. – Goodwill Industries International
Give Back Box
Buy Better, Recycle More – Levi Strauss & Co : Levi Strauss & Co
The North Face Clothes the Loop | Recycle Unwanted Clothing
Patagonia | Worn Wear Take Back Program

Plato’s Closet | Buy & sell gently used second hand name brand clothes, shoes and accessories for teens and twenty-somethings