City residents have several options to dispose of clothing and other textiles.

Clothing may be discarded with regular trash, but you are encouraged to donate or recycle clothing that is in good condition.

You can:

  • Donate through DonateNYC
  • Donate or recycle through refashionNYC
  • Schedule a textiles pickup appointment if you live in Staten Island

Through the donateNYC website, you can search for places in your neighborhood and throughout the City where you can donate gently used clothing.

Visit donateNYC.

The refashionNYC service is a free and convenient way to donate and recycle clothing, shoes, linens, and accessories.

You can enroll your building to receive a refashionNYC collection bin. When the bin is full, you can contact the Department of Sanitation to request a free pickup.

The service is available to:

  • Apartment buildings with over 10 units
  • Office buildings
  • Commercial businesses (such as fashion industry, storage facilities, gyms, laundromats, and hotels)
  • Schools and institutions

Learn more about refashionNYC.

Enroll your building in refashionNYC.

Donation Bins

Bin Sizes

The refashionNYC donation bin is offered in two sizes:

  • Small (2 feet deep x 4 feet wide x 6 feet high)
  • Large (3 1/2 feet deep x 4 feet wide x 6 feet high)

RefashionNYC Bin Assistance

You can contact the Department of Sanitation for assistance with refashionNYC bins.

You can:

  • Request pickup for a full bin (guaranteed within five business days)
  • Get tax receipts
  • Have a bin removed from your building
  • Opt out of the clothing recycling service

Contact Sanitation by email at

RefashionNYC Brochure

You can get a brochure from Sanitation that explains how to recycle clothing, linens, shoes, and accessories through the refashionNYC program.

Get the refashionNYC brochure.

Staten Island residents can get free curbside pickup of textiles by making an appointment with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY). 

DSNY will collect textiles of all kinds, including clothes, shoes, linens, and clean rags.

How it Works

  • Appointments are available Monday through Friday, except on City holidays.
  • You must place the items curbside between 6 PM and midnight the evening before your appointment day.
  • You can schedule an appointment up to two weeks in advance. Next-day appointments must be scheduled by noon the previous day.

Pick-Up Status, Rescheduling, or Cancellation

You can check the status of your pick-up appointment. You can also reschedule or cancel it up until 4 PM the day before the appointment. You must provide your Service Request number.

Check the status of an appointment.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

Adding Additional Items to an Appointment

If you have already scheduled an appointment and have additional items you need to dispose of, or if someone else has already made a pick-up request for your preferred appointment date, you can:

  • Place your additional items curbside along with the others on the scheduled appointment date, OR
  • Schedule a separate appointment for your other items on a different date

Missed Collection

DSNY does not accept missed collection complaints for these types of items. If your items were not collected on your appointment day, you must remove the items from the curb and schedule a new pick-up appointment.

Items that are left out on private property are "unserviceable” and cannot be picked up. You must place your items curbside in order for them to be collected. If you did not put your items curbside on the scheduled day, you can make a new appointment.

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