Textile Recycling

Curbside Textile Collection 

As of February 2018, "pre-loved" clothing and shoes can be left in the pink bags distributed to your home by Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City of Framingham, and they will be collected on your regular collection day.

  1. Fill the pink bags with clothing and shoes.
  2. Set the bags out by 7 a.m. on your collection day
  3. Their drivers will collect the bags and leave new ones for you to use

Please place the pink bag next to your recycling cart. For more information, or to request additional bags, contact Simple Recycling by visiting their website, calling 866-835-5068 or emailing Simple Recycling.

Please be advised: This optional curbside collection service provides assistance to the Department’s Solid Waste Management Program by diverting this material from the waste stream. The elective service provided was approved under the former Board of Selectmen in fall of 2017, and the collection began in February 2018.

Recycling your clothing contributes to the Framingham High School Scholarship Fund.

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

The RDC accepts clothing donations of all types, including coats, jackets, footwear, blankets and the like.When you get to the RDC, just place your clothing in the container located behind the attendant’s shack. For more information on recycling go to Beyond the Bin.

Acceptable Items for Recycling

All of the following Items can be donated 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

Framingham High School Scholarship

All 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 May of 2017, The Department of Public Works awarded $1226.03.