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Textiles Recycling

Please note textiles collected in this program are intended for reuse or are cut and sourced locally into shop rags. Make sure to verify all donated items with recycling center employees.

Clothing

Old textiles can be cut up and used for projects like quilts, rugs, and patchwork, or you can use them for rags around the house. Residents can also drop off textiles for reuse at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station (SCRTS) and Marborg's Recycling and ABOP center in Goleta for FREE. Check out our flyer here.

Please note: Thrift stores and other businesses wishing to recycle textiles should contact MarBorg at 805-963-1852 to arrange for a scheduled drop-off time to Marborg's Recycling and ABOP Center in Goleta.

YES:

  • Clean Clothes
  • Shoes (Matching Pairs Only)
  • Purses
  • Backpacks
  • Clean Towels

NO:

  • Dirty or Wet Textiles
  • Trash
  • Small Fabric Scraps
  • Underwear and Socks
  • Non-Wearable Shoes
  • Ripped Jeans
  • Shirts with Holes
  • Household Items
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Bed Comforter
  • Mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Mattress Toppers
  • Table Linens and Place Mats
  • Curtains
  • Furniture
  • Blankets
  • Toys
  • Luggage
  • Carpet and Rugs
  • Pet Items
  • Halloween Costumes
  • Hair or Beauty Items (Jewelry)
  • Eye Glasses
  • Motorcycle / Car Covers
  • Oil Mats / Car Mats
  • Food Warming Blankets
  • Soft Ice Chest

Textiles and other acceptable items collected at SCRTS and are combined with all collected textiles at MarBorg’s Goleta facility and baled there. Textile Waste Solutions, a local textile recycling business, transports these baled textiles and acceptable items to their warehouse in the City of Commerce, Los Angeles to be sorted and separated. Textiles are either shipped overseas for reuse in developing countries or are cut and sourced locally into rags to be used for industrial purposes. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Shoes

Paired shoes (tied together if they have laces) can also be dropped off at the locations below.  Additionally, check out our athletic shoe recycling page for athletic shoes that are beyond wearable.

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