Clothing & Textile Recycling Program

The Wheaton Park District host clothing and textile recycling bins at the Community Center and Central Athletic Complex.

Community Center

1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton IL

What Can Go in the Bin?

Acceptable: clothes, shoes and household textiles regardless of condition. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, beddings, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Clothes, shoes and textiles must be clean and dry, and dropped off in tied plastic bags. A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.

Not Acceptable: mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, household items, toys or trash.

Download: Clothing & Textile Recycling (PDF)

Location

The clothing and textile recycling bin is located in the southwest corner of the Wheaton Park District Community Center parking lot at 1777 South Blanchard Street in Wheaton (near the corner of Naperville Rd and Blanchard St).

USAgain collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills, generating new revenue streams for U.S. businesses and non-profits, and fueling local economies in emerging countries.

Central Athletic Complex

500 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton IL

Accepted…

Clothing, textiles, and shoes in any condition are accepted at this location.

GreenCity Project collects unwanted textiles and resells them in the U.S. and abroad, effectively diverting millions of pounds of clothing from landfills.

Links:

Turn Wheaton Green!
City of Wheaton Community Campaign

S.C.A.R.C.E.
School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education

freecycle.org
People getting and giving stuff for free in their own towns to keep good stuff out of landfills

thegreenguide.com
Tips and information for everyday green living, a National Geographic site

earth911.org
Solutions for products’ end-of-life for both businesses and consumers

treehugger.com
A Discovery Company website