Textiles, such as rags and shoes, can greatly contribute to the solid waste stream. Textile recycling industries claim that 95% of all unwanted textiles can be recycled: 45% as usable clothing, 20% fiber conversion (pillow stuffing, household insulation, car seat stuffing, etc.), and 30% wiping cloth grade.
Several charitable organizations that have bins at the Transfer Station, such as Goodwill, will accept the following because they can sell it:
ALL clothing and footwear - even worn out or damaged
old rags (nothing wet/moldy or contaminated with hazardous substances)
bed and kitchen linens
and other textiles (stuffed animals, blankets, pillows, throw rugs, etc.)