Textile waste

In many places, textile waste is collected separately. Sometimes, you can turn in damaged and whole textiles at the same place.


Non-profit organisations have many containers in public places and often also near recycling stations or recycling centres. Some only accept intact clothing and other textiles that can be reused. Others also accept damaged textiles that can be recycled. 

Larger textiles, such as rugs, rarely fit in these containers. If they are undamaged, they can be taken to a second-hand shop. Some municipalities also accept larger textiles for recycling at their recycling centres. Check what applies where you live.



Last updated: 2022-05-04