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. Questions about the program can be directed to Brooks Parker 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. Thank you.
List of Eligible Items for Recycling in PDF Format