Effective November 1, 2022 all textiles are prohibited from the trash and must be placed into a textile recycling drop box or brought to another drop off, such as a local Salvation Army Thrift Store.Clothing, sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers, belts, ties, purses, pillows, bedding (comforters, sheets, blankets), table linens, stuffed animals, and draperies/curtains can be placed in Salvation Army or Goodwill boxes, or brought to Salvation Army stores. These textile items can be in almost any condition, as anything not deemed appropriate for the charities' stores will be sold to a textile recycler. Moth-eaten, torn, and stained fabrics are all acceptable. However, all items must be DRY. Textiles info sheet.
The following towns now have Salvation Army drop boxes at their transfer stations: Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Leverett, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shelburne, Wendell, and Whately.
Residents may also bring usable clothing to the transfer station in Conway (swap shop).
Worn-out clothing can also be used at home for rags.
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