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Thread: Recycling or Disposal of Worn Out Clothing

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    Is there any place that takes really worn out clothing, towels, etc?

    I hate to just dump it in the trash, but I don't know what else to do with it.

    This stuff is beyond being used for rags, but hasn't quite disintegrated completely yet.

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    could you cut them up and fill a pillowcase full for a dog kennel?

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    If it is all cotton, it makes a great compost filler. Remove all buttons or metal, tear the cloth to strips and toss it in a compost or bury it in your flower beds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    If it is all cotton, it makes a great compost filler. Remove all buttons or metal, tear the cloth to strips and toss it in a compost or bury it in your flower beds.
    I didn't know that - but it makes sense.

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    There is textile recycling here in NYC. Maybe someplace near you too.

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    or make rag rugs- there are a couple of different threads and links on this.

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    Donate 'em to the animal shelter. They'd love to use 'em for dog beds, etc.

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    This stuff is cut up garments, the collars and cuffs, etc. If we were allowed to have a burning barrel out here, it would be in it.

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    If you want to see amazing things made with recycled sweaters, check out one of my all time favorite artists. (I went insane and bought a coat from her last week. I just could not stop myself.)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/katwise

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    I'd tear them into strips and braid rugs with them

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