Alternative ways to recycle
Put in Garbage

Donate used textiles to charitable organizations and give back to your community. Some charities will even pick up items as long as the items are clean and in reusable condition.

See the Donation Locations page for information on local donation and reuse centers.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Unusable? Save From a Landfill

If your bedding is torn or stained, you can drop it off with USAgain, who accepts household textiles regardless of their condition. Simply make sure your bedding is clean and dry and in a tied plastic bag. Find your closest drop box here.

Ways to Reuse


Donate to a Shelter or Sanctuary

Animal sanctuaries, homeless shelters and women’s shelters often accept old bedding that is still in good condition (i.e. no rips, tears or stains). The Humane Society and many secondhand stores do not accept it, so check before donating.

sheet dropcloth

Turn Into Drop Cloths

Old linens can be used as drop cloths for messy projects or slip covers for items in storage. They can also be cut up into cleaning rags to be used around the house.

Did You Know?

How Textiles Are Recycled