Donate or Resell
These organizations can help you reduce your impact on the planet.
Clothes, shoes, linens and more
All of the following items are accepted by local area collectors as long as they’re not wet, mildewed or heavily-soiled. As of October 2014, the following organizations have confirmed that they will take your worn-out textiles. They might still be updating their websites to reflect this new recycling policy. Worn-out, ripped, and mismatched items are now collected and turned into new products such as carpet padding, insulation and wiping rags.
Do not put these items in your recycling bin.
- Clothing, shoes and personal accessories such as belts, purses, hats, gloves, scarves, luggage and backpacks
- Bedding, towels, linens, curtains and tablecloths
- Fabric scraps
- Used cloth bags
Look up these organizations to find the most convenient drop box, collection truck, thrift store or curbside service.
- Goodwill - Seattle
- Northwest Center
- St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County
- Salvation Army
- Second Use, a South Seattle retail store with vintage architectural pieces and salvaged building materials.
- The ReStore in Ballard for salvaged cabinets, doors, windows, plumbing and lighting fixtures and flooring.
- Earthwise in South Seattle for reusable building materials and architectural features.
- Donate Seattle - wish lists of charitable organizations that may need something you no longer want.
- King County Materials Exchange - household goods and building materials for sale or give away.
- Seattle Habitat for Humanity Store - takes in donations of new and used home improvement items such as furniture, appliances, and building materials.
- GreenDisk for recycling CDs and small electronic accessories like computer mice.
- Eco Encore for books, CDs, and DVDs.
- The Sharehouse - picks up usable furniture, provides tax deductible receipts, and delivers it to people in need.
- Discover Books - conducts book drives to support literacy programs and encourage recycling.
- Business Hazardous Waste - online market of industrial by-products, surplus materials and wastes, run by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.
- E-Cycle Washington for recycling of computers, monitors and TVs
- FreecycleSeattle for donating useful household items
- Use a search engine to look up “Thrift Stores.”