Clothing & Textile Collection Program
It's that time of the year for spring cleaning! Hawthorn has Clothing & Textile drop off bins located in center park, located on the lower level.
Drop offs can be made Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-6pm.
Click here for Clothing & Textiles - Acceptable / Unacceptable Items
Textile and clothing waste is the fastest growing category of waste in the U.S. waste stream and a significant problem in our country and around the globe. It is estimated that anywhere from 5 to 10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. These items are often very dense and consume significant landfill space. We know that the current situation calls for us to look for a solution with ethical, responsible alternatives.
With those statistics in mind, a need to look for new solutions, and a goal to increase reuse and recycling, SWALCO established and offers a community-wide program where clothing and textiles can be collected for reuse and recycling. This program not only diverts items from landfills, assists our local community, but it also supports our greater environment and planet beyond. The program will accept new, gently used, or unwanted/worn, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and textiles. All fabrics will be accepted. Even clothes or textiles with stains or holes, along with those notorious single socks, will be accepted. The great news is nearly 95% of the materials collected will be repurposed, reused or recycled.