Dispose of Clothing Right

Do not include clothing, fabric or shoes in your curbside recycling. Cloth is a tangler that will tie up the sorting equipment at the recycling facility.

Donate usable clothing, fabric and other textiles to a charitable organization. Good, usable clothing can be dropped off at a collection bin or store that is operated by local charities. For local donation opportunities, see the list below.

H&M has a garment-recycling initiative that allows customers to exchange any used garments, from any brand, in any condition, at every H&M store. For each bag of clothing donated, customers will receive a voucher for a percentage off their next purchase.

Zappos has a Blue Jeans Goes Green demin recycling program. See details about the mailback program.


Nike and Converse Factory Stores offer the Reuse-A-Shoe program. The company collects old, worn-out athletic shoes for recycling and transforms them into Nike Grind, a material used in creating athletic and playground surfaces as well as select Nike products. See a list of drop-off locations.

Teva accepts and recycles Teva brand sandals and flip-flops through the Terracycle's TevaForever mailback program. See details


Choose a program like EcoSneakers or GotSneakers to have a shoe drive for collecting, repurposing and recycling shoes.


Local companies accept textiles and cloth for recycling, including unusable clothing.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area. 

Alternaterm Pregnancy Services

Amvets of Ohio

Another Chance of Ohio

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Brides Across America

Catholic Charities, Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center

Catholic Charities, Fatima Family Center

See More (51)