Clothing and Textiles

Alternative ways to recycle
National Recycling Options Recycle with Local Businesses

If none of these alternatives are available to you please PUT IN GARBAGE.

Local Recycling Information

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.
Usable clothes in good condition can be dropped off at the following locations:

Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet
540 Greenbrae Drive, Sparks | (775) 348-0605
Accepts only usable, gently-used clothing, free of any tears or stains. All clothing goes to those in the community that need it most, free of charge. Call for details regarding donations.

Salvation Army
Donation Locations | (775) 688-4555
Please separate and label unusable clothes from clothes that can be reused. Please make sure items are clean even if they are stained, torn, etc. 

Reno Sparks Gospel Mission
2115 Timber Way, Reno|(775) 323-7999
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Gear Hut
318 Broadway Blvd, Reno I (775) 219-4612
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Donation Locations | (775) 352-3202
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Classy Seconds
3590 Gordon St. Carson City | (775)841-7081
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Goodwill
5000 Smithridge Dr, Reno |(775)853-7606
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Goodwill Outlet 
2424 Oddie Blvd, Reno | (775) 358-6444
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Friends of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1150 Financial Blvd. #1600, Reno | (775)323-3311
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

SAVERS
3800 S. Kietzke Lane Suite 250, Reno | (775) 284-4350
Please call  for details and/or restrictions.

Wanda’s Baby Closet
1290 Mill St. Reno | (775)384-1854
Please call for details and/or restrictions. They only accept items for infants to young children. 

Ridge House Thrift Store
900 West 1st St, Reno |  (775)322-8941 Ext. 115
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Holy Cow Thrift and Beyond
1312 S. Wells Ave. Reno
| (775) 997-1129
Please call for details and/or restrictions. They do not accept children’s clothing. 

The Rock Thrift Store
1325 Baring Blvd. Sparks
| (775)870-1126
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Veteran’s Guest House
880 Locust Street Reno | (775)324-6958 Ext. 10
Please call for details and/or restrictions. They will only accept coats and blankets. 

Women’s and Children’s Center
3905 Neil Road, Suite 2 Reno
| (775)825-7395
Currently only accepting winter clothing. Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Domestic Violence Resource Center
1735 Vassar St, Reno | (775) 329-4150
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

THE NEST
201 Keystone Ave, Reno | (775) 284-8841
Please call for details and/or restrictions. Accepts vintage items.

Safe Embrace 
220 S. Rock Blvd. Suite 7 Reno | (775)324-3766
Currently only accepting WINTER clothing donations. Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

St. Vincent’s Super Thrift
500 E. 4th. St. Reno | (775) 322-9824
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

I Got You Reno
(775)339-1631
Please call for details and/or restrictions. Clothing must be in good condition.
Accepts donations from businesses and residences; to arrange a pickup, either email [email protected] or through their donate tab on the website.

Unusable clothes can be dropped off at the following locations:

Just Porch It
1(800)965-6519
Accepts any type of clothing or textile as long as they are dry and free of mold. Visit their website or call to schedule a free pick-up of unwanted linen items.

Salvation Army
Donation Locations | (775) 688-4555
Please separate and label unusable clothes from clothes that can be reused. Please make sure items are clean even if they are stained, torn, etc. 

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Recycle Torn, Stained or Worn Clothing

Drop off clothing that is torn, stained or worn out at thrift shops. Most large thrift shops recycle clothing that they can’t sell. Some major clothing recyclers include Goodwill, The Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Savers, Blue Jeans Go GreenAmerican Textile Recycling Service and USAgain.

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Blue Jeans Go Green Campaign

Mail in your denim to the “Blue Jeans Go Green” Campaign for free. They recycle it into UltraTouch Natural Fiber Insulation, which will be used in homes across the country. Find out more.

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The Bra Recyclers

Mail in new or gently used bras to The Bra Recyclers. The Bra Recyclers is a textile recycling company working to support and educate communities worldwide. Find out more.

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Retailer Take-Back Programs

Many popular retailers, including Forever 21, H&M, Levi’s and The North Face, accept old clothing through a partnership with the recycling company SOEX/I:CO. Donated clothing is resold, repurposed, or recycled back into raw materials.

Ways to Reduce

Buy Clothes Secondhand

You can find lightly worn or even brand-new clothing at consignment or thrift shops. Help reduce your carbon footprint and reuse what’s in circulation.

Ways to Reuse

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Sell to a Consignment Shop

Consider reselling lightly worn clothes to a secondhand for-profit shops, like Buffalo Exchange, Plato’s Closet, Clothes Mentor or Once Upon a Child. These stores look for clothes from popular brands.

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Set Up an Online Listing

Try going online to swap and/or sell old threads. Here is a list of those sites:  eBay, thredUPswap.com, Poshmark and Tradesy.

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Gift as a Hand-Me-Down

Get rid of children’s clothing by giving them to friends or neighbors as a gift for their children. Children quickly outgrow their clothes, so hand-me-downs are practically brand-new.

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Give to Charity

Consider donating clothing that might be too difficult to sell in order to keep it out of landfills. You can donate unwanted clothes to any of these nonprofits:  GoodwillThe Salvation Army, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vietnam Veterans of America and PlanetAid.

Did You Know?

Microplastic Pollution from Synthetic Clothing

Every time you wash synthetic clothing, tiny fibers from the fabric — microplastics — are swept down the drain and into our water system. A 2015 study found plastic debris from textiles in 67 percent of fish species sampled, including many species consumed by humans. In response, Coraball developed a microfiber catcher that you toss in your washing machine to prevent the fibers from polluting our waterways.

A Market for Damaged Clothing

The Renewal Workshop is a company that repairs imperfect clothing and sells it at a discount so that it won’t end up in a landfill. They have partnered with clothing manufacturers such as prAna, Ibex and Toad&Co. Learn more about their work toward building sustainable clothing systems here.