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Textiles no longer accepted at Hennepin County

Hennepin County is no longer accepting non-reusable clothing and textiles at their drop-off sites.  The program is being discontinued because the county is unable to find a vendor that can verify the material is being recycled.

Options for reducing textile waste:

  • Before purchasing, consider whether you need the item, may buy it used, or may rent or borrow it instead.
  • Invest in high-quality, durable goods.  Avoid trendy, cheaply made, or intentionally disposable items.
  • Extend the life of your textiles - repair tears and holes, consider creative ways to re-purpose items (i.e. old textiles can be used as rags or stuffing for pillows).  For mending help, go to Fix-It Clinic.


When you're ready to get rid of textiles, consider donation options.  Inquire before donating as acceptance requirements vary.  Find donation options near you on the Choose to Reuse website.