Put in Garbage Cart/Bin

For proper disposal, tie clean textiles inside a plastic bag.

If your items are in good condition, consider donating them.

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 as slipcovers 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