What to do with it when you're done with it
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Recycle your Clothing and textiles

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Clothing and textiles


Clothing and textiles


Reuse if in good condition:

  • Donate to charitable organizations
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Sell through consignment shops or classified ads
  • Post on an exchange website (Wellington.Reuses.com)
  • Use the textile recycling drop boxes at County waste facilities to donate to the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Programme
  • Host a clothing swap
  • Cut up to make new clothing, bags, patches, quilts, or organizational items.

If in poor condition, divert from landfill by dropping off in the textile recycling drop boxes at County waste facilities.

Choose from the option(s) below for more information.

Disposal Options

Bibles for Mission Thrift Stores (BFM)
Accepts clothing, furniture, knick knacks, sporting goods, jewellery, and automobiles-No large appliances please. Guelph location - 228 Victoria Road, S.

Phone: 519-821-2498


Canadian Diabetes - Clothesline
Clothesline accepts reusable clothing donations and small household items (furniture in some locations). For locations and drop boxes, contact Clothesline.

Phone: 1-800-505-5525


County-Textile Recycling Drop Box Programme
Located at all County Waste Facilities. No charge. Items in good condition will be reused, and damaged items will be recycled by Canadian Diabetes Association - Clothesline Programme.



David Suzuki Foundation
Blogs-Queen of Green. Shop without spending a dime-host a clothing swap. Invite friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers.



East Wellington Community Services - clothes & books
Donate gently-used up-to-date clothing at three retail locations (Erin, Hillsburgh and Rockwood). Donate books to Bookends in Erin. See website for addresses and hours. Info Erin: 519-833-9696. Info Rockwood: 519-856-2113.



Fergus and Arthur Opportunity Shops
Accepts clothing, footwear, jewellery, books, craft items, linen, toys, housewares and small appliances. See website for addresses, hours and a list of unacceptable items.



Recycle Crafts
A website with many great project ideas to reuse old clothes, and you don't necessarily need to know how to sew!