U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:04 PM
 
1,049 posts, read 2,585,621 times
Reputation: 1372

Advertisements

Didn't know where else to put this. Anyhow, I read that one of the stores that takes clothing donations will take even junk stuff they wouldn't sell, and its shredded or something to recycle.. Anyone know where it is?

Basically I've got TONS of clothes from as far back as the early 90s sitting in my shed taking up room, because it always seemed like such a crime to just pitch em. These are like childs clothes mainly, but a bit of everything..

Where can I get rid of this stuff?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: California
10,091 posts, read 37,522,357 times
Reputation: 22109
GoodWill and Salvation Army are the first two that come to mind. I've donated all kinds of clothes, furniture and odds and ends to GoodWill. Get on line to find the nearest donation center near you. If you have alot, you can schedule to have them come out to your home and pick it all up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:44 PM
 
1,049 posts, read 2,585,621 times
Reputation: 1372
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShelbyGirl1 View Post
GoodWill and Salvation Army are the first two that come to mind. I've donated all kinds of clothes, furniture and odds and ends to GoodWill. Get on line to find the nearest donation center near you. If you have alot, you can schedule to have them come out to your home and pick it all up.
But my question is about stuff they wouldn't re sell. Do they sell it to another company? I think I've heard of somewhere that has clothes shredded and makes like shop rags or something out of them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:53 PM
 
25,953 posts, read 27,295,881 times
Reputation: 26746
Try a homeless shelter first if the clothes are wearble and if not this is the organization you are talking about turning clothes into textiles 7th Generation Recycling - A Textile Recycling Company, San Jose, California - Recycled Clothes & Shoes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: California
10,091 posts, read 37,522,357 times
Reputation: 22109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smooth23 View Post
But my question is about stuff they wouldn't re sell. Do they sell it to another company? I think I've heard of somewhere that has clothes shredded and makes like shop rags or something out of them.
It was my understanding those things that could not be sold in there charity stores were given to the homeless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:11 PM
 
1,049 posts, read 2,585,621 times
Reputation: 1372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thursday007 View Post
Try a homeless shelter first if the clothes are wearble and if not this is the organization you are talking about turning clothes into textiles 7th Generation Recycling - A Textile Recycling Company, San Jose, California - Recycled Clothes & Shoes
Thanks, thats kinda what I was lookin for.

As far as I know there aren't any homeless shelters around here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:25 PM
 
25,953 posts, read 27,295,881 times
Reputation: 26746
You might also find other places by just typing in 'recycled clothing' in your browser and see what comes up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: California
10,091 posts, read 37,522,357 times
Reputation: 22109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smooth23 View Post
Thanks, thats kinda what I was lookin for.

As far as I know there aren't any homeless shelters around here.
Where are you located...Covanant House is another that is nation wide.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 05:26 PM
 
12,983 posts, read 13,032,178 times
Reputation: 19670
Easter Seals takes clothing donations too. A few times per year they come through our neighborhood and they also have drop-off available. If you do a google search you could find out more, since I don't see your location listed. If you look up the center near you, they may offer pickup too.

I know someone who would take their bags of old clothes and set them inside a church.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2009, 05:42 PM
 
8,893 posts, read 4,171,274 times
Reputation: 5574
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smooth23 View Post
But my question is about stuff they wouldn't re sell. Do they sell it to another company? I think I've heard of somewhere that has clothes shredded and makes like shop rags or something out of them.
Not sure about Salvation Army, but Goodwill ships whatever they don't sell overseas.

You can also try looking into donating to the homeless veterans..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top