What all material does Ecosmith recycle?
As clothing, shoe, and textile recyclers, we aim to provide quality, usable material to groups all over the world.We ask that you kindly ensure that donations are clean and dry, and, in order to make processing more efficient, we also ask that items be placed into any variety of plastic bag and tied closed. Thank you for your support and for your thoughtful donation.
Items We Recycle:
Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
Heels (wedges, pumps)
Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
Stuffed animals and other plush toys
Unsuitable for Recycling:
Small scraps of cloth or shredded items
Non-textile and non-shoe
Anything contaminated by oil, grease, or any other chemical
Items that are covered by large amounts of animal dander or fur
All items contaminated by food or waste products
Recyclable metal, paper, and plastic (all of which should be taken to their respective town recycling facilities)
What happens to the material that gets donated?
We are extremely proud to be in a position to provide these items to various groups around the world. Not only that, but we get to do so while also keeping millions of pounds of material out of the local waste stream.
Knowing what we are able to recycle, you might also be curious as to what happens next.