Textile Recycling

Massachusetts residents and businesses throw away about 230,000 tons of usable textiles, including clothing, footwear, belts, hats, handbags, throw rugs, drapes, towels, sheets and other linens EVERY YEAR. 95% percent of this material can be reused as clothing, converted to wiping cloths, or recycled into new fiber-based products.

  • Keeping used textiles out of the trash reduces disposal costs for local government, businesses and residents.
  • Donating used textiles supports local organizations that provide jobs and job training to Massachusetts residents.

Donate your wearable clothing to local thrift stores, or drop-off clean, dry clothes or household textiles in collection bins at these convenient Falmouth locations:

Falmouth Waste Management Facility, 458 Thomas Landers Rd.

  • Salvation Army & American Red Cross Collection Boxes

Falmouth Public Elementary Schools & Morse Pond School

For more information contact Falmouth Recycling Coordinator.

Textile Recovery Fact Sheet- Mass DEP