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. Worn-out clothing can also be used at home for rags.

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).

DENIM in any condition can be recycled into insulation. Mail denim products to the Blue Jeans Go Green Denim Recycling Program, 431 North 47th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043. See guidelines at:

Some non-profit organizations target specific types of clothing, such as winter coats and prom dresses, to benefit those in need. You can learn more at Career Gear or Dress for Success.

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