Summary of Textile Reuse & Recycling:
Donate Table Linens and Curtains
Donate Towels, Blankets, Shoes
Donate Coats, Scarves, Gloves
Once Upon A Child
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop
Share Your Soles
Will County Textile Program
Since 2006 Will County encouraged gym shoe (aka.sneakers) recycling at an annual week-long collection. The program expanded to include all types of shoes. Then in 2010, for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the County enlarged the collection to include all textile items.
Most clothing is discarded before it degrades, but even when it is missing a button, has a broken zipper or a stain, the clothing continues to be valued in other areas of the world. Donations are tax deductible and can go to assist people in our local community.
Cotton takes more pesticides to grow than any other crop but results in a fiber that can be recycled endlessly. Polyester in clothing can also be used to make polyester carpet.
- Contact the charity or company of your choice to learn their specifications
- Call other organizations before discarding any textile item, some tolerate more distressed items than others.
- A tax receipt is not given at unstaffed drop-box locations but many are conveniently located.
||Curtains or Drapes