Spring cleaning: Recycle trashed clothes

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Up to 95 percent of the clothes, shoes and linens thrown into the garbage could have been reused or recycled. Instead, they end up in landfills.

What you can do? Recycle.

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Ripped jeans not your thing? Don’t throw them in the garbage. Threadcycle them.

Spring cleaning your closet? The sock that’s lost its match or the ratty old t-shirt can be recycled. Threadcycle is a program that makes recycling old clothes easy. Items that we may think are useless are made into wiping rags, home insulation, sound proofing, pet bedding and insulation for automobiles and appliances.

To recycle, just drop off used items at locations through Seattle and King County. Locations accept clothes and linens in any condition except wet, mildewed, or contaminated with hazardous material.

Here’s the list of drop off locations. 

 

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