Clothing / Textile Recycling

Newington residents have two options to recycle old textiles such as shirts, sweaters, jeans, linens and sneakers as opposed to disposing of them in the trash. Through partnerships with Baystate Textiles and Simple Recycling residents have the option to drop off the items or schedule an at home pick up.

The collection boxes for drop off are located at the Senior Center at 120 Cedar St. and the Town Transfer Station at 2045 Main St (during regular landfill operating hours).  

Residents will now be able to schedule an at home pick up by visiting the Simple Recycling Website and choosing their collection day on the calendar provided. Please select the correct region when getting started.  We ask the items are left at the front door in boxes or bags no later than 7:30 a.m. Items should not be left by the curb.  Unfortunately the pink bags will no longer be provided.  Residents may also contact Simple Recycling at (866)-835-5068.

Residents are reminded textiles do not go in the recycling container.

For those residents who choose to drop off the textiles collection boxes can be found at the Town's Transfer Station and the Senior Center.

Acceptable Items for drop off or collection

  • Clothing- tops, pants, undergarments, sweaters, jeans, socks
  • Linens- sheets, aprons, comforters, blankets, towels
  • Footwear- shoes, boots, sneakers, heels, cleats
  • Accessories- hats, gloves, scarves, pocketbooks, backpacks
  • Stuffed animals
Textile Recycling Collection Box