We work with two textile recycling companies currently.
One accepts our discards for textiles that are not sellable. We ask if you have non sellable clothing (rips, stains, pulls,broken zippers, pilling, etc) to please use any of the clothing donation bins in parking lots or gas stations for unsellable clothes. There are many locations in Hoboken including bins that support the Hoboken Police Department. This will save our volunteers time when sorting through donations. These unsellable items are shredded and sent overseas to be repurposed as insulation, stuffing for sofas and other items.
The second company accepts clothing & housewears that are just not selling in our store even after many weeks. They are sold to companies overseas that give our clothing and housewears a second chance.
Did you know we receive millions of pounds of donations every year? However, not all of your generous donations sell in our store. We keep thousands upon thousands of pounds of unwanted, unsaleable merchandise out of landfills.