Textile Recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that approximately 14.3 million pounds of textiles are disposed of every year of which only 1.4 million pounds are recycled or reused; the remainder is either incinerated or sent to a landfill. In order to standardize the disposal process and ensure that these items are properly removed from the city’s waste stream, the City of Miami Beach has implemented several options for  residents and businesses to dispose of their unwanted textiles.

Want to take it a step further and give back?

In 2016, the city established textile recycling bins at select locations. These bins not only help with diverting waste from landfills but provide the opportunity to fund sustainability initiatives in the city.  For every pound of textiles collected, the city receives funding for programs to build a more sustainable community.  The items are then either donated, resold, or repurposed to make other materials!

Residents can drop off unwanted shoes, clothes, and other household textiles at the locations below:

Location Address  Times
Fire Station 3 5303 Collins Avenue 24 Hours
Fire Station 4 860 69 Street 24 Hours
North Shore Youth Center 501 72 Street 24 Hours
Scott Rakow Youth Center 2700 Sheridan Avenue 24 Hours
Greenwaste Facility 2800 Meridian Avenue Mon-Sat | 7AM - 5PM
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