Textile recycling expands August 1 in NYC

The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) has been working since 2007 to divert textiles from the waste stream by offering drop-off points at select Greenmarkets. Textiles such as clothing and linens comprise nearly 6% of residential waste in the city, adding to landfills and disposal costs.

How does textile recycling work?

Clean clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, hats, handbags, belts and other textiles, whether in usable or non-usable condition, can be dropped off at several locations around NYC. Donations are sorted into different grades such as cotton blend and synthetic scrap and then redistributed to markets where there is a demand for these materials, such as wearable clothing or stuffing for mattresses.

Brooklyn drop-off locations

Starting August 1, CENYC will now accept donations at the Greenpoint and Fort Greene Greenmarkets, in addition to the existing drop-off at the Grand Army Plaza location.

Fort Greene Greenmarket, Saturday, 8am-3pm
Washington Park at DeKalb

McCarren Park Greenmarket, Saturday, 8am-2pm (Starting August 1)
Bedford & Lorimer, Greenpoint

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Brooklyn, 8am-4pm (open now)
(NW Entrance to Prospect Park)



Clothing and textile recycling collections, CENYC

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