textile recycling

Easy Textile Recycling in NYC

New Yorkers trash an average of 46 pounds of textiles per person each year. That's 193,000 tons of clothes, shoes, linens that could be reused, reincarnated into low grade fiber products (like insulation) or  redistributed as second-hand clothing.


  • Clean and dry clothing
  • paired shoes
  • linens
  • handbags
  • belts
  • other reusable textiles
  • (no pillows or carpeting)


If you're a New Yorker, your annual Lunar New Year house cleaning will be all the easier with  Grow NYC's textile recycling program.   Your Marie-Kondo-inspired purge of outgrown and threadbare cloths no longer needs to be accompanied by the guilt of tossing them in to the curb in contractor bags! 

Just drop off on a Monday or Saturday Union Square Green Market from 8-4. This program has recycled 3 million pounds since inception.   See if there is a drop off closer to you.