Manchester, Connecticut

Textile Recycling

The Town of Manchester now offers (as of October 2018) two options to recycling clothing, footwear, textiles & personal accessories.  A curbside program offered by SImple Recycling and a self-drop program at our Transfer Station offered by Bay State Textiles.

Curbside Collection - Pink Bag Program
The Town of Manchester is pleased to announce a partnership with Simple Recycling to offer free, bi-weekly curbside collection and recycling of textiles and home goods through Simple's pink bag collection program.  The start date of this new service will be on Monday, October 15, 2018 and it will operate on a bi-weekly collection schedule in the same manner as the Town's blue cart recycling collection program. 


Please visit our dedicated Simple Recycling webpage by clicking here

Transfer Station - Self Drop Program
The Town of Manchester, in partnership with Bay State Textiles and the Central Connecticut Solid Waste Authority, is pleased to announce the establishment of a textile recycling program. The collection container is located at the Town's Transfer Station, 311 Olcott Street, Manchester, CT 06040. The container is available to Manchester residents during normal Transfer Station hours, which are Monday to Saturday, 7:15 am to 3:00 pm. 50% of collected materials are resused in some capacity, with another 45% being recycled into fiber or rags. All materials should be placed in plastic bags for placement into the collection trailer. Questions about the program can be directed to the Sanitation Division via email ( or by calling 860-647-3200, option 3.

List of Textile Items eligible for collection:

  • Clothing: Tops, Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Dresses, Tank, Tops, Blazers, Pants, Jeans, Sweatpants, Skirts, Shorts, Slacks, Undergarments, Socks, T-Shirts, Slips, Pajama's, Coats, Bathrobes
  • Footwear: Shoes, Heels, Pumps, Sandals, Boots, Work Boots, Dress Boots, Winter Boots, Sneakers, Cleats, Slippers, Flip Flops
  • Accessories: Hats, Pocketbooks, Belts, Gloves, Duffle Bags, Ties, Scarfs, Totes
  • Linens: Sheets, Blankets, Draperies, Aprons, Dish Towels, Table linens, Comforters, Throw Rugs, Placemats, Bed Pillows, Throw Pillows (Furniture Cushions are not considered Pillows)
  • Stuffed Animals:

All of the following can be donated in any condition as long as it's clean and dry and placed into plastic bagsThank you.

List of Eligible Items for Bay State Textile Recycling in PDF Format