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How to donate leftover scrap fabric, yarn and thread

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Small pieces of fabric, yarn or thread

Put small pieces of fabric, yarn and thread in your black cart as garbage.

Clothing and textile recycling at City landfills

Take scrap fabric, yarn and thread to any City landfill for free textile recycling.

Special instructions

  • Remove spools and put them in your black cart as garbage.
  • Our Throw 'N' Go bins can accept used, damaged and scrap pieces.
  • Place items inside a bag before dropping off at the landfill.
  • This helps keeps the textiles dry and makes it easier to collect.
  • If you bring other garbage in your load, landfill charges will apply.

Learn more about The City of Calgary's textile recycling program.

Why can’t yarn and thread be composted?

  • Many textiles are made of a mix of organic and synthetic fibres that will contaminate the finished compost.
  • These manufactured products will not break down properly during the composting process.

Landfill locations listed below:

Scrap fabric and yarn


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