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Textile Recycling

Textile Recycling Program

In December of 2022 the City launched the Textile Recycling Program to divert unwearable, torn, and non-donatable textiles, such as footwear, clothing, accessories (e.g., hats, ties, and gloves), linens, pet clothing, canvases, etc., from local landfills. Natural fibers can take years to decompose, man-made fibers do not typically decompose and while woolen clothes do decompose, they release methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. According to the Hoboken Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventory, adopted in 2019, 9% of greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the community come from solid waste, which includes the disposal of textiles. By reducing the number of textiles sent to landfills, this percentage will reduce even further.

The City has installed two textile recycling bins on City-owned property, for the sole purpose of diverting used textiles from landfills; thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing the community with an additional means of waste management. The goal will be to divert up to 90% of all textiles from landfills.

Where Are the Bins?

The bins are located at:

  • Patio behind City Hall (94 Washington Street), along Bloomfield Street
  • Church Square Park (400 Garden Street), along the north side of the restroom building

What Can Be Recycled?

Acceptable Items Include:

  • Clean Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Handbags
  • Clothing Accessories in any condition

Non-Acceptable Items Include:

  • Plastic Toys
  • Bathroom Mats
  • Rugs
  • Shower Curtains
  • Down Pillows and Comforters

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Textile Recycling Program

In December of 2022 the City launched the Textile Recycling Program to divert unwearable, torn, and non-donatable textiles, such as footwear, clothing, accessories (e.g., hats, ties, and gloves), linens, pet clothing, canvases, etc., from local landfills. Natural fibers can take years to decompose, man-made fibers do not typically decompose and while woolen clothes do decompose, they release methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. According to the Hoboken Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventory, adopted in 2019, 9% of greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the community come from solid waste, which includes the disposal of textiles. By reducing the number of textiles sent to landfills, this percentage will reduce even further.

The City has installed two textile recycling bins on City-owned property, for the sole purpose of diverting used textiles from landfills; thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing the community with an additional means of waste management. The goal will be to divert up to 90% of all textiles from landfills.

Where Are the Bins?

The bins are located at:

  • Patio behind City Hall (94 Washington Street), along Bloomfield Street
  • Church Square Park (400 Garden Street), along the north side of the restroom building

What Can Be Recycled?

Acceptable Items Include:

  • Clean Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Handbags
  • Clothing Accessories in any condition

Non-Acceptable Items Include:

  • Plastic Toys
  • Bathroom Mats
  • Rugs
  • Shower Curtains
  • Down Pillows and Comforters

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