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How to dispose of clothing, shoes and textiles

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 Clothing, shoes and textiles

Do NOT put clothing and textiles in your blue cart as they jam up equipment at the recycling facility.​

Donate it - Local charities/clothing drop boxes

Many local charities accept donations of reusable clothes and shoes and damaged textiles.
Please contact the charity directly to find out what type of clothing material is accepted in their drop off bins.

Donate it - City of Calgary Throw 'N' Go

Take clothing and textiles, even damaged goods, to the Throw 'N' Go area of any City landfill. Items will be donated, reused, or recycled depending on their condition.
The drop boxes at Throw 'n' Go areas accept a variety of textiles including:
  • Clothing
  • Underwear and outerwear (e.g. coats)
  • Shoes and footwear
  • Purses, backpacks, suitcases and luggage, wallets, and belts
  • Household linens (e.g. bedding, towels, curtains, pillows, tea towels, duvets and blankets)
  • Reusable shopping bags (e.g. grocery store bags, Lulu-lemon bags)
  • Accessories like hats, mittens, and scarves

Special instructions

Place items inside a bag before dropping off at the City landfill Throw 'n' Go. This helps keeps the clothing dry and makes it easier to collect.

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