Solid Waste Department

Clothing

Statistics show that about 85% of unwanted, usable clothing is discarded.

Allegany County and St. Pauly Textile accept used clothing at all Allegany County Recycling Centers.

Recycling Clothing Includes:

  • Used Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Belts
  • Purses
  • Linens
  • Pillowcases
  • Blankets
  • Curtains
  • Stuffed Animals

Do not include:

  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Household Items
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Garbage
  • Pillows
  • Rags
  • Fabric Scraps

In 2023, Allegany County residents collected 49.19 tons of usable clothing. The revenue of $3,900 generated from these materials helped to offset the cost of the Residential Disposal Permit and Residential Disposal Tickets.