Residents have two options for recycling textiles through the City:
- At the Recycling Drop-off Center located at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue
- Schedule a home collection through Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City.
Home Textile Collection
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SEVERAL COLLECTION PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BY SIMPLE RECYCLING
Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City of Framingham, will collect "pre-loved" clothing and shoes. To have items collected from your home:
- Bag accepted items in clean and recyclable bags or boxes. Effective immediately, pink bags will no longer be provided by Simple Recycling.
- Schedule textile collection online or by calling (866) 835-5068. Textile collection will no longer occur without advanced scheduling.
- Leave items at the front door instead of the curb
Simple Recycling will collect: Men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, coats, jackets, jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, blankets, drapes/curtains, pillows, sleeping bags, tools, silverware, dishes, pots/pans, and backpacks.
Please be advised: This free collection service provides assistance to the Sanitation Division’s Solid Waste Management Program by diverting materials from the waste stream, meaning less waste tonnage. The City does not pay the vendor to collect these items. The elective service provided was approved under the former Board of Selectmen in the fall of 2017, and the collection began in February 2018.
Used Clothing Helps Support Framingham High School Scholarship
Making a Difference With Your Unwanted Clothing at the Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC) at:
255 Mount Wayte Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
A portion of the proceeds from clothing donations go to the Framingham High School Scholarship Fund and are awarded to a student who demonstrates a scholastic commitment to the environment and recycling. In 2020, the Department of Public Works awarded $1,600.
Acceptable Items at the RDC
All of the following items can be donated at the Recycling Drop-off Center at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue in any condition as long it’s clean and dry.
The following footwear items can be recycled:
- Dress Boots
- Flip Flops
- Winter Boots
- Work Boots
The following clothing items can be recycled:
- Tank Tops
- Wool Items
The following accessories can be recycled:
- Book Bags
The following linens can be recycled:
- Dish Towels
- Pillow Cases
- Table Linens
- Throw Rugs
Stuffed animals in any condition can be recycled. 95% of all textiles can be recycled or reused.