Clothing, Bedding & Shoes

Textiles, Purses, Belts, Shoes and Boots are no longer recyclable through Emmet County Recycling. We will be posting more of the (interesting, not-about-COVID19) backstory here asap.

What is the best thing to do with them now?

  • If they are torn, stained, worn out, dirty, wet or simply not fashionable, it is currently best to landfill them. SIGH.
  • If they are in good condition and in style, please donate to one of the many charitable resale stores in the area for reuse!

Recycle Textiles, Purses and Belts

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WHAT:

  • Purses and belts
  • Other textiles
  • Bedding
  • Clothing, clothes, pants, shirts, t shirts

But NO:

  • NO rags
  • NO insulated coats
  • NO fabric scraps

WHERE:

Bins for recycling Clothing and Textiles are located a the Drop-off Center.

HOW:

  • All are accepted together in the same bin.
  • Please do not remove buttons or zippers.
  • Clothing and bedding should be clean, dry, and in plastic bags.

Recycle Shoes and Boots

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WHAT:

  • Boots
  • Shoes

But NO:

  • NO slippers, especially glass slippers!
  • NO skates (iced, in-line, or roller), ski boots or water shoes

WHERE:

Bins for recycling Shoes and Work Boots are located at the Drop-off Center.

HOW:

  • Keep each pair together with a rubber band.
  • It’s okay if they’re just in fair condition.