WHAT TO RECYCLE
Clothes (yes, clothes), shoes, hangers, legos, plastic bags, batteries, electronics
LEGO Replay lets LEGO fans donate bricks to kids in need. Just go to www.givebackbox.com/LEGO, print out a shipping label, box up your bricks and get them to the post office. You can also visit one of our LEGO Stores to get a free shipping label or drop your donation off in person. The bricks you send will be sorted and cleaned before being donated to Teach for America or Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
Origins Recycling Program
Origins will accept packaging from any cosmetic company regardless of the manufacturer. Bring your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide. (*Excluding Nordstrom, Canada and Puerto Rico). When you bring back your packaging for recycling, they'll even treat you to a free sample of your choice of one of Origins high-performance skincare products.
H&M, Don’t Let Fashion Go To Waste
You can drop off your textiles from any brand, in any condition, at any H&M store globally and they’ll recycle it for you. I recommend calling ahead though to your local H&M before to double check and make sure store employees know you’re coming by.
Terracycle Fabrics and Clothing Zero Waste Box
Purchase a box to fill with clothing and fabric to ship to Terracycle to be repurposed.
The Bra Recyclers
An organization that will find a way to recycle, reuse or repurpose bras. You can find a drop-off station or mail old bras directly to them.
Council for Textile Recycling
Find clothing donation drop-offs and textile recycling resources all across the US. Keep in mind the donation suggestions might not recycle “unwearable” textiles. I recommend calling the individual recommended locations before making a drop-off.
Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles
An online platform that will help you find the nearest textile recycling outlets near you.
Nike collects old athletic shoes from any brand that they grind up and use to create courts, fields, tracks and playgrounds.
Patagonia, Common Threads
Bring back your unwanted Patagonia clothing and accessories to any Patagonia store and they’ll recycle it and give you store credit.
The North Face, Clothes the Loop
Recycling clothing and shoes from any brand at North Face stores.