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Textile Recycling

ripped jeans for recyclingDid you know you can recycle torn, stained and mis-matched clothes and linens? The average person throws out 81 pounds of usable textiles a year! Instead of trashing damaged textiles, donate them for recycling. Damaged textiles can be reused as rags for painting and recycled into carpet padding and insulation. Only throw away textiles that are wet, mildewed, or contaminated with hazardous materials.

Curbside Textile Recycling

All year, Kirkland single family residents can recycle clothing and linens next to their carts with their weekly service. All textiles, even torn and stained, are accepted. Place textiles in a secured, labeled bag and schedule pickup with Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995. Textiles recycled at the curb are processed by Goodwill.

Non-profit Northwest Centerlinks to external site offers free home pick-up of usable and worn out textiles.

Drop-Off Textile Recycling with Threadcycle

threadcycle-logoIn Kirkland, Goodwill and Value Village accept textile donations for recycling. All textiles, even worn out and stained, can be recycled at participating Threadcycle locations. Find more drop-off locations in the Seattle area, and get more information about the Threadcycle program, at

EnviroStars business - ECA ThriftDonate Usable Textiles to Local EnviroStars Thrift Shop
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shoplinks to external site accepts donations of clean, resellable clothing. The all-volunteer non-profit thrift shop is an EnviroStars green business. They support the community by granting proceeds to local non-profitslinks to external site such as Hopelink, Friends of Youth, and others.

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