Clothing in good condition can be:
- donated to selected op shops and charities through local charity bins, SCR recycling hubs or Donate Direct to match your items directly to those in need
- sold at a market or through an online buy and sell platform e.g. Gumtree, Facebook Marketplace or eBay
- given away to family and friends - try hosting a clothing swap and refreshing your own wardrobe
Some organisations collect specific items:
- professional attire can be donated to Dress for Success to help disadvantaged people dress for work or job interviews
- good condition running shoes can be donated to Shoes for Planet Earth
- good condition sports footwear, apparel and equipment can be donated to Boots For All
Clothing in poor condition can be:
- picked up from your door through a paid collection service and recycled by UPparel into new textile products - so far UPparel has saved over 1.7 million items from landfill!
- disposed of in your red bin as a last resort.
Clothing should never be placed in your yellow bin.
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