How to recycle/dispose of
clothing and textiles
County facilities accepting clothing and textiles:
Shady Grove Processing Facility & Transfer Station
Accepted items include:
- Clean clothing in wearable or non-wearable condition
- Shoes (please keep pairs together)
- Pieces of cloth and material larger than 14" x 14"
Sorry, we cannot accept:
How to prepare your items:
Please clean and dry all cloth textiles, put shoes in pairs, and place the materials into a plastic bag. Plastic bags keep out moisture that could cause mildew. Items with mildew cannot be reused or recycled, and will have to be thrown away.
Where to take your items:
Please consider donating your items to your favorite nonprofit organization.
We accept clothing and textiles at our Solid Waste Processing Facility and Transfer Station, 16101 Frederick Road, Derwood. (See Transfer Station webpage for operation hours.) Please use the Frederick Road/Route 355 entrance to the Transfer Station and follow the signs to the recycling area.
For additional donation suggestions, visit our online "Use It Again" guide. Select "Clothing and Textiles " from the drop-down Category menu, and click on "Donate it".
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This information last updated 12/10/2012.