Textile Recycling

Residents have two options for recycling textiles through the City: 

  1. At the Recycling Drop-off Center located at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue
  2. Schedule a home collection through Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City.

Please Note: Residents must have a valid recycling center permit to use dispose of textiles at the Recycling Drop-off Center.

Home Textile Collection

Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City of Framingham, will collect "pre-loved" clothing and shoes. To have items collected from your home:

  1. Bag accepted items in clean and recyclable bags or boxes. Effective immediately, pink bags will no longer be provided by Simple Recycling.
  2. Schedule textile collection online or by calling (866) 835-5068. Textile collection will no longer occur without advanced scheduling.
  3. 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.

For more information, contact Simple Recycling by visiting their website, calling 866-835-5068, or emailing Simple Recycling.

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

Please Note: Residents must have a valid recycling center permit to use dispose of textiles at the Recycling Drop-off Center.

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 2021, the Department of Public Works awarded $1,300.

When you get to the RDC, just place your clothing in the container located behind the attendant’s shack. For more information on recycling visit RecycleSmartMA.org or the Beyond the Bin website

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.

  1. Footwear
  2. Clothing
  3. Accessories
  4. Linens
  5. Stuffed Animals

The following footwear items can be recycled:

  • Boots
  • Cleats
  • Dress Boots
  • Flip Flops
  • Heels
  • Pumps
  • Sandals
  • Shoes
  • Slippers
  • Sneakers
  • Winter Boots
  • Work Boots