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Too many textiles? Donate or recycle them around Pitt’s campus

A graphic on a bin reads Textiles and shows clothing items

Whether you’re clearing out your closet for the new year or simply realizing you brought too many items back to campus, the University of Pittsburgh can help reuse your textile goods.

Clothing and textiles make up approximately 6.3% of the current waste stream, which makes reducing dumping critical for the Office of Sustainability’s landfill diversion goals. Donate wearable clothing and accessories to a local reuse store or University of Thriftsburgh, the on-campus thrift store in O’Hara Student Center.

Thriftsburg can accept clothing, including coats and jackets; linens, towels, bedding, drapes and curtains; and accessories like hats, gloves, belts, shoes and jewelry. Make sure all donated items are clean and in wearable condition. Do not donate items like furniture, mattress toppers, pillows, undergarments and infant clothing to Thriftsburgh.

For clothing and other textiles that are clean but unusable, recycle at collection bins around Pitt’s campus.

Learn more about specialty recycling on campus.