Clothing & Textiles Recycling Hotline

Charities

Many charities sell second-hand goods and clothing via shops. They're great places to pick up a bargain and help a great cause at the same time!

If they're in good condition, many charity stores will also accept unwanted household items such as clothing, accessories, bric-a-brac, books and even furniture.

Before setting out to donate unwanted items to a charity shop, however, please contact them first to ensure that they can accept your unwanted items.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of clothing, textiles and other second hand goods to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or drop-off service options.

Drop off locations for Clothing and Textiles

12 drop off businesses match on Clothing and Textiles within approx 60km of Toowoomba QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Lifeline /business/10570 36 Boothby St Drayton, QLD, 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520 Drayton QLD 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520
Lifeline /business/10572 11 James St East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9767595 -27.5719638 East Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9767595 -27.5719638
Lifeline /business/10623 3 Cherry St Oakey, QLD, 4401 151.7199480 -27.4333340 Oakey QLD 4401 151.7199480 -27.4333340
Lifeline /business/10644 106 Hill St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9373320 -27.5610440 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9373320 -27.5610440
Lifeline /business/10645 187 Perth St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9500730 -27.5718830 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9500730 -27.5718830
Lifeline /business/10646 302 Ruthven St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9545360 -27.5561350 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9545360 -27.5561350
Lifeline /business/10647 238a Taylor St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9193911 -27.5525278 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9193911 -27.5525278
Lifeline /business/10648 Duggan St Toowoomba, QLD, 4350 151.9523580 -27.5615550 Toowoomba QLD 4350 151.9523580 -27.5615550
Lifeline /business/10657 407 Bridge St Wilsonton, QLD, 4350 151.9239683 -27.5439246 Wilsonton QLD 4350 151.9239683 -27.5439246
St Vincent De Paul /business/13931 17a Railway Street Gatton, QLD, 4343 152.2771700 -27.5558489 Gatton QLD 4343 152.2771700 -27.5558489
St Vincent De Paul /business/13932 9 Byrne Street Gatton, QLD, 4343 152.2800110 -27.5505580 Gatton QLD 4343 152.2800110 -27.5505580
St Vincent De Paul /business/13969 4 Bell Street Oakey, QLD, 4401 151.7199880 -27.4335710 Oakey QLD 4401 151.7199880 -27.4335710
Lifeline /business/10570 36 Boothby St Drayton, QLD, 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520 Drayton QLD 4350 151.9146650 -27.5921520

Pick up locations for Clothing and Textiles

15 pick up businesses match your query on Clothing and Textiles

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Oz Recycle - Australian Online Recyclers Community Our service is Internet based. All Pick-ups are arrange... Nationally Free
Magic Bins Skip bins delivered & picked up 2-12 cubic metres. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Lifeline Ipswich and West Moreton Saleable items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Jacaranda Street Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Raceview Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Lifeline Gatton Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Lifeline Goodna Saleable Items only please. Qld May apply
Handybin Waste Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Shred-X Document Destruction & Australian Paper Recycling Services available from a "One Off" collection through ... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
Smiths Cleaning Rag’s Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steves Rubbish Removals. Click Business Name for details Qld May apply

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Worn / Damaged / Unsaleable Clothing

Some charities are able to sell worn / damaged / un-saleable clothing to companies that recycle the clothing/textiles for industrial rags or other textile byproducts. Please contact your local charity to find out if they accept clothing for recycling. Otherwise, search for a commercial clothing recycler on BusinessRecycling.com.au.

Items that are suitable for industrial rags should be:

  1. Clean - no dirt, oil, grease, paint, blood
  2. Absorbent materials only - no denim
  3. Suitably sized - the minimum cut size for rags is 400mm square. Children's clothing is usually too small.

Preferable items include T Shirts, towels, flannelette, sheets - especially white materials. If your items do not meet the above criteria, please do not put them in charity clothing banks/boxes. Unsuitable items will be sent to landfill and the charity will incur a disposal cost.

Some clothing (preferably natural fibres) can be used for weed matting. A community garden, Landcare or Bushcare group near you may have a use for worn clothing. Contact your local council to find out if any of these groups operate in your area.

Other Clothing Donation Programs

Dress For Success and Fitted For Work are both programs in Australia that help women experiencing disadvantage to find work and keep it. They do this by providing free professional attire, career mentoring and development, and transition-to-work programs. Visit their websites to find out what type of clothing is suitable to donate or other ways that you can help.

Shoes For Planet Earth is a non-profit organisation that works with local and international communities and companies to provide reused running shoes to those in need around the world. They have drop-off locations in NSW, VIC and QLD. As well as running shoes (no broken soles or holes please) they're also happy to accept insoles and spare laces.

Uplift Bras collects new and second hand bras and sends them wherever needed. For women in the developing world a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. In 2011, bras were sent to the Philippines, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Northern Territory. Uplift Bras have drop-off collection points in all state/territories in Australia.

Furniture

To donate furniture to a good cause, contact your local charities to see if they accept donations of furniture. To search for commercial second-hand furniture shops, go to this page and enter your location details.

About Charity Stores

The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) ensures that all the collected goods and proceeds are used exclusively for their welfare programs. (*) If there are NACRO members in your area, these are listed above and marked with an asterisk.