Since 1991, Ecosmith Recyclers in New Hampshire have kept over 90 million pounds of recycled textile materials out of landfills, and in circulation, while giving back over one million dollars to local non-profit groups.

What happens to the recycled textile materials after collecting?

Since 1991, Ecosmith Recyclers in New Hampshire have kept over 90 million pounds of shoes, clothing and household textiles out of landfills, and in circulation, while giving back overย one million dollars to local non-profit groups. Textile recycling works!

Acceptable Materials:

Used Clothing

  • Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Dresses
  • Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
  • Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
  • Suits
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Slips
  • Bras
  • Underwear

Household Linens

  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Curtains/Drapes
  • Aprons
  • Dish cloths
  • Cloth napkins
  • Table linens
  • Comforters
  • Throw rugs
  • Placemats

Footwear (single or in pairs) paired footwear

  • Shoes
  • Heels (wedges, pumps)
  • Flats
  • Sandals
  • Flip Flops
  • Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
  • Sneakers
  • Cleats
  • Slippers

Accessories

  • Hats
  • Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
  • Belts
  • Gloves
  • Ties
  • Scarves
  • Bathrobes

Other

  • All stuffed animals
  • Halloween costumes
  • Sports jerseys
  • Rags (non contaminated)

Unsuitable Materials for Recycling:

  • Non-textiles
  • Wet and oil-soaked textiles
  • Contaminated textiles
  • Rugs and carpeting
  • Pillows
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture