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Textiles Recycling

If your clothing isn't suitable for donation to a thrift store, please consider one of the recycling options below.


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 recycling at the South Coast Recycling and Transfer Station and Marborg's Recycling and ABOP center in Goleta.

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.

Acceptable Items:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes (matching pairs only; shoes with laces should be tied together)
  • Purses
  • Backpacks

Unacceptable Items:

  • Soiled items
  • Wet items
  • Contaminated items
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Luggage
  • Carpet

Collected clothing items that are in good condition will be sent overseas to people in need. The remaining unusable textiles are recycled into shop rags and sold to local businesses. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


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.

Check out our flyer here.

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