Make them recycle ready
To ensure clothing is resaleable, make sure they are:
- clean and not stained
- not covered in animal fur
- not torn or frayed.
Where do your recycled clothes go?
The resaleable clothing that you donate to charities and second-hand retailers will be re-sold at stores and op-shops. In many cases, the profits will go to charity. Check with the store if you are unsure.
Non-resaleable clothing you provide to retailers such as H&M, Zara and Manrags, will be donated or recycled and transformed into new fabrics or materials, such as insulation for cars.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Council waste and recycling facilities, including collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations, are now open across all of Victoria.
Visitors must follow all directions and instructions for maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
For more information on the location of your nearest facility, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.
For more information and updates, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
Want to recycle something else?
Search for another item to find out if it can go in your home recycling bin or if it needs to be dropped off somewhere else.