Clothing & Textiles - Acceptable / Unacceptable Items

New, Gently Used and Worn

(This is a full-circle program. Your donations of new and gently used clothing and textiles -which will be reused- allow us to continue programs and recycle any worn-out/stained items we receive, turning them into usable new products. Thank you.)

Acceptable Items


Clothing Items


  • Blouses and shirts
  • Coats and jackets
  • Dresses
  • Halloween costumes
  • Hats and scarves
  • Pants, shorts and jeans
  • Pet clothing
  • Socks (single or in pairs)
  • Suits and tuxedos
  • Swimsuits
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Ties
  • Undergarments

Clothing Accessories


  • Backpacks
  • Belts
  • Purses and handbags
  • Tote Bags

Household Textiles


  • Bedspreads
  • Duvets
  • Comforters
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Quilts
  • Curtains
  • Drapes
  • Sofa Covers
  • Table linens
  • Towels and washcloths
Plush/Stuffed Animals




Unacceptable Items


  • Wet, odorous, or moldy items
  • Nylons and Pantyhose
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Craft Scraps (yarns, threads & other craft materials) 
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Mattresses
  • Rugs
  • Carpet
  • Cushions
  • Foam furniture and foam mats
  • Large Luggage
  • Electric Blankets
  • Non-Fabric Household Linens: Vinyl Shower Curtains, tablecloths, furniture covers, etc.
Bags of Clothes

Got Shoes? While shoes are not collected through our Clothing and Textile Collection bin program.  Please check here for the nearest Reuse-A-Shoe drop-off site where you can drop off almost any type of footwear.

We have locations all around the region. Please visit: http://www.swalco.org/182/Reuse-A-Shoe-Program