Textiles & Mattresses

Mattresses must be reused or recycled - see Mattresses in Reuse & Recycle for what to do with them

Textiles: clothing, shoes, and related items

As of November 2022, Massachusetts law prohibits textiles from being included in the trash. This equates to about 100 pounds per person. Benefits are that 95% can be reused or recycled, reducing the amount of energy and harmful chemicals used in producing new textiles and removing this waste stream from landfills and incinerators as well as the transportation to them.

Biggest impact

Use Helpsy for free home pickup of textiles