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Examples of clothing, shoes, and other textiles
Donate clothing, shoes, and other textiles that are in good condition to your favorite charity. The Montgomery County Volunteer Center and DEP maintain lists of local organizations that accept usable items. You may donate other textiles like linens, fabric and furniture covers to your local animal shelter/rescue, including the Montgomery County Humane Society. Contact your favorite charity to confirm their needs.
Some of your favorite clothing retailers or manufacturers may have a clothing take-back program. Check with your retailer or manufacturer to see if they have such a program and let them recycle your old clothes. As an added bonus, many of the take-back programs offer vouchers or coupons toward a new purchase!
Use the Frederick Road/Route 355 entrance to the Transfer Station and follow the signs to the Textile Recycling Area (look for the blue boxes located next to the Book Shed).
Drop off clothing, shoes, and other textiles at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. We accept clothing and other textiles that are dry and free of mildew—place materials in a closed plastic bag to keep out moisture that could cause mildew. The Transfer Station partners with a local non-profit that collects, sorts, and makes usable materials available to Goodwill and other thrift stores. Clothing that is in poor condition and no longer wearable are recycled. Items with mildew cannot be reused or recycled—throw those materials away.
Rugs and carpets can be donated for reuse or disposed of in the following manner
We do not collect clothing, shoes, and other textiles for donation or recycling as part of County-provided curbside recycling collection. Please do not add these materials to your recycling bin or cart.