Textile Recycling

  • In an effort to keep textiles out of the waste stream, the City of Newton has partnered with Helpsy to provide Newton residents with curbside textile collection by appointment.

    Helpsy is a for-profit B Corp with an environmental mission to radically change the way people think about clothing donation. They make reusing and recycling your clothes and shoes more convenient and easier than ever. They collected over 30 million pounds of clothes last year!

    To make an appointment fill out this form or visit: On the day of your appointment, set your items out in a plastic bag at the curb. Helpsy will send a reminder email and/or text ahead of your appointment.

    Review the list of Accepted Items (scroll down) for curbside textile pickup.

    There are also 6 donation bins located at the Newton Resource Recovery Center at 115 Rumford Avenue to collect textiles on behalf of Helpsy, the Red Cross, and Salvation Army.

    COMING SOON: Textile collection bins at school locations!

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