SalemRecycles Hosts 9th Annual Textile Recycling Drive

November 23rd, Riley Plaza, 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

SalemRecycles is partnering with HELPSY to host the City of Salem’s ninth Clothing and Household Textiles Recycling Drive on Saturday, November 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Riley Plaza.

What began as a program to educate Salem residents that their used household textiles and clothing can be reused or repurposed has, over recent years, become a greatly anticipated community event. Fittingly celebrated the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the textile recycling drive has grown each year with residents arriving by car, truck, scooter, Zipcar, bicycle, and even on foot.

Clean and dry textiles of all kinds and in various states of “usability” are welcome, such as new clothes and shoes, old stained t-shirts, sweaters needing buttons, belts in need of buckles, towels, curtains, bedspreads, purses, jackets, hats and gloves, backpacks, socks, jeans, etc. After you drop them off, your items will be restored and re-sold, upcycled, repurposed, or recycled. 

For a complete list of all acceptable pieces for donation, please click here to see our Facebook event.  Additional information on environmentally friendly programs and recycling initiatives can be found by following “SalemRecycles” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,, and .

Please call 978-619-5672 or e-mail if you are interested in volunteering for this event or if you have any questions.