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You can put clothes, shoes, and household textiles in your garbage can, but reuse and recycling are best.
Goes in garbage:
  • Items that are wet, mildewed or heavily-soiled.
These charitable and community organizations will recycle your items. Do not put these items in your curbside recycling bin:
  • Clothing: ripped, torn or missing buttons, snaps or zippers
  • Shoes: paired or single
  • Socks: matched, mismatched or with holes
  • Soft toys
  • Backpacks
  • Linens such as sheets, blankets, towels and tablecloths
  • Curtains and throw rugs
Worn-out, ripped, or mismatched items can be remade into new products such as industrial wiping rags, insulation and carpet padding.
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