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Textile Recycling

Massachusetts residents and businesses throw away 230,000 tons of textiles each year, and 95% of these items could be reused or recycled!!*

Massasoit partners with Bay State Textiles to offer students, faculty, and staff an easy way to recycle unwanted clothing, footwear, accessories, ( belts, purses, etc.), linens, and stuffed animals. Even single shoes and socks (and who doesn’t have a few of those lying around?) are accepted. Items need only to be clean and dry. And for every ton that we recycle, Bay State Textiles sends Massasoit a rebate of $100!

So don’t trash your used textiles! Bring them to the Brockton campus instead and look for the white containers. Bay State Textiles will find a new use for them; items that cannot be reused are made into rags or insulation. Donation guidelines

An image of Bay State Textiles' drop-off bins on the Brockton campus

An image of Bay State Textile’s drop-off bins on the Brockton campus

Locations on Brockton Campus:

1) Parking lot behind Fine Arts building;

2) Student parking lot#2, across from Business building

*Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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