Do NOT place in your recycling bin or cart.
Keep out of Landfill via Special Program:
If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local clothing/textiles instructions for its residents. Clothing and textiles can be torn or stained, but must be clean, dry and odorless. Statewide options that are open to all RI residents are also listed below. Fees may apply. RIRRC does not recommend any one business or organization over another.
Please refrain from placing these items in your recycling bin or cart. They get wrapped around the machinery in our Materials Recycling Facility, causing frequent shut downs and safety hazards.
If textiles are dry and odorless, you can place them in a plastic bag and drop them off in any "clothing" donation bin in RI. The bin contents are sorted and items are then resold, repaired then resold, re-manufactured into things like shop rags, or recycled into things like insulation.