Recycling Clothes, Other Textiles & Shoes

Baystate Textiles BinThere are several for-profit companies that will recycle your clothing, cloth items, other textiles, and shoes. All of the materials are graded and sorted. The top quality materials will be resold to local thrift outlets, mid-grade is exported to international markets and “unusable” items are recycled into raw materials.

Find out about the importance of recycling textiles (PDF).

Bay State Textiles

Bay State Textiles donates $120 per ton of collected material to the Town facility where it is collected.

You can drop off clothing, footwear, accessories and linens in donation boxes located at:

  • Hartwell Avenue Composting Facility
    60 Hartwell Avenue
    Lexington, MA 02421
  • Any of the Lexington Public Schools. 
  • Minuteman High School
    758 Marrett Road
    Lexington, MA 02421

Learn more about the Bay State Textiles program.

Beyond the Bin Recycling

Welcome to the Beyond the Bin Recycling Directory for Massachusetts! Do you have worn clothing, outdated electronics or other items that don't belong in your household recycling bin? Don't throw them away. Find out where to recycle, reuse, or repurpose them.