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If my town doesn’t accept textiles with other recyclables, I should just throw them out.

FALSE. If your town doesn’t accept textiles with other recyclables, find a collection bin. Often located in parking lots of shopping centers and groceries stories, these collection companies, like Charter Recycling, recycle and reuse nearly 100% of items collected. We determine which items are usable as clothing and can be exported, which can be sold and (more…)

It’s only good to donate my used clothing to charities

FALSE. Charities can’t distribute all of the clothing they collect. They sell most of it to the same types of sellers that we do, and use the money they earn to fund the charities’ activities. Dropping off at a for-profit bin, like Charter’s, still benefits developing countries by offering good quality clothing for pennies.