Residents have two options for recycling textiles in through the City:
- At the Recycling Drop-off Center located at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue
- Curbside collection through Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City.
Curbside Textile Collection
As of February 2018, "pre-loved" clothing and shoes can be left in the pink bags distributed to your home by Simple Recycling, a vendor of the City of Framingham, and they will be collected on your regular collection day.
- Fill the pink bags with clothing and shoes.
- Set the bags out by 7 a.m. on your collection day
- Their drivers will collect the bags and leave new ones for you to use
Simple Recycling will collect: Men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, coats, jackets, jewelry, shoes, purses, hats, toys, blankets, drapes/curtains, pillows, sleeping bags, tools, silverware, dishes, pots/pans, backpacks
Please place the pink bag next to your recycling cart. For more information, or to request additional bags, contact Simple Recycling by visiting their website, calling 866-835-5068 or emailing Simple Recycling.
Please be advised: This optional curbside collection service provides assistance to the Department’s Solid Waste Management Program by diverting this material from the waste stream. The elective service provided was approved under the former Board of Selectmen in fall of 2017, and the collection began in February 2018.
Used Clothing Helps Support Framingham High School Scholarship
Making a Difference With Your Unwanted Clothing at the Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC) at:
255 Mount Wayte Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
A portion of the proceeds from clothing donations go to the Framingham High School Scholarship Fund and are awarded to a student who demonstrates a scholastic commitment to the environment and recycling. In 2020, the Department of Public Works awarded $1,600.
Acceptable Items at the RDC
All of the following items can be donated at the Recycling Drop-off Center at 255 Mt. Wayte Avenue in any condition as long it’s clean and dry.
The following footwear items can be recycled:
- Dress Boots
- Flip Flops
- Winter Boots
- Work Boots
The following clothing items can be recycled:
- Tank Tops
- Wool Items
The following accessories can be recycled:
- Book Bags
The following linens can be recycled:
- Dish Towels
- Pillow Cases
- Table Linens
- Throw Rugs
Stuffed animals in any condition can be recycled. 95% of all textiles can be recycled or reused.