It is estimated that charitable organizations collect only 25% of the 4 million tons of used textiles discarded annually in the United States. In an effort to keep these materials out of the landfill, King County is partnering with Goodwill to offer textile recycling at the Bow Lake, Cedar Falls, Enumclaw, Houghton, Renton, Shoreline and Vashon transfer stations. Textile collection bins are located in the free primary recycling areas at each station. To find additional companies and organizations that accept textiles for reuse or recycling, visit What do I do with…?
Textiles accepted at participating King County transfer stations:
- Bedding (No Mattresses)
- Stuffed animals
- Throw rugs (no larger than 3 feet by 4 feet)
Items are accepted in any condition except wet, mildewed or contaminated with hazardous materials. Singles of items that are normally paired up, such as shoes and socks, are also accepted.
Stay in touch
Have questions about textile recycling? Contact Kerwin Pyle, Project Manager contact info for Kerwin Pyle via email or at 206-477-5278.