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About 85% of clothing sold in the U.S. is thrown away and ends up in landfills. By collecting unwanted clothing for reuse and recycling, you will help our local landfill and environment. Take clothing and shoes to any of the drop-off points in Athens. The bins (pictured right) are maintained by USAgain.
Approximately 60% of the clothes and textiles are sold through thrift stores in the U.S. and abroad. The remainder are recycled as other products or made into new textiles.
Clothing and Shoe Bin Locations at Recycling Drop-Off Sites:
ACC Landfill, 5700 Lexington Road
ACC Recycling Facility, 699 Hancock Industrial Way
College Avenue recycling drop-off, 1005 College Avenue
Georgia Square Mall recycling drop-off, 3700 Atlanta Hwy (Cinema Lot)
Lexington Road recycling drop-off, located on Jail Road behind the Tag Office
Power Partners, Inc., 200 Newton Bridge Road
Winterville recycling drop-off, located on the corner of Church and Parkview Street