Clothing Collections

UPDATE, NOV 13, 2020: Clothing collections are resuming with limited hours at small number of markets.  All other sites are cancelled until further notice; there is no timeline in place to add collection sites.   

Important Notice on the Suspension of GrowNYC’s Recycling Programs (click to read PDF)

FIND A CLOTHING DROP-OFF

What We Accept:
Clean and dry clothing, paired shoes, linens, handbags, belts, and other reusable textiles. No fabric rolls or scraps of any size, rugs, carpeting, pillows, comforters, or luggage. Your contribution to the program is tax deductible.

What happens to materials donated?
Textiles are accepted by Wearable Collections and taken to a facility where they are sorted into different grades, with an effort to recover as much usable clothing as possible for distribution to second-hand markets.  Material that is not suitable for reuse will go to recycling markets to be used as wiping rags or shredded for low grade fiber products such as insulation. 

Why can’t I recycle scraps?
Due to a shift in market conditions, Wearable Collections is unable to accept large volumes of scraps for processing. Your quality donations ensure the sustainability of the textile recycling program, which recovers the portion of non-reusable material for secondary uses.  

Get a textile recycling bin for your apartment building!
Check out refashionNYC for more info.

6.25 Million lbs Collected Since 2007

The average New Yorker tosses 46 pounds of clothing and other textiles in the trash each year. All told, NYC residents discard nearly 200,000 tons of textiles every year, at a cost to taxpayers and our environment.

Textiles can be dropped off weekly at the following locations.  Please visit our recycling events page to find special one-day collections.

In cases of severe weather, markets may close early or be cancelled.  Please drop early and check our blog or follow us on social media for schedule updates.  

NOTICE: MOST COLLECTIONS REMAIN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

STATUS BOROUGH GREENMARKET DAY TIME
Open Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Greenmarket

Smith b/t 1st & 2nd Pl

Sundays 8am-12pm
Open Brooklyn Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Myrtle Ave & Washington Park
Saturdays 9am-1pm
Open Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
under the GAP Arch
Saturdays 9am-12pm
Closed

Bronx

Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Tuesdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm
Closed Bronx Fordham Plaza On-the-Go
E Fordham Rd & 3rd Ave
Fridays             starting Dec 6, 2019

8am-11:30am

Closed Bronx Fordham Plaza Greenmarket
E Fordham Rd & 3rd Ave
Fridays                   Closed for the season 8am-1pm
Closed Bronx La Familia Verde Farmer's Market
E Tremont Ave b/t Lafontaine Ave & Arthur Ave
Tuesdays
Closed for the season
9am-1pm
Closed Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Fridays 
Closed for the season
8am-2pm
Closed Bronx Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St
Tuesdays 
Closed for the season
8am-1:30pm
Closed Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Saturdays &
Thursdays

8am-2pm

Closed Brooklyn Cortelyou Greenmarket
Cortelyou Rd b/t Argyle & Rugby Rds
Sundays 

8am-2pm

Closed Brooklyn McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and Driggs
Saturdays  8am-2pm
Closed Brooklyn Parkside Plaza On-the-Go
(collection only - no market)
Parkside Ave & Ocean Ave

Thursdays

7:30am-10:30am

Closed Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 10th Ave

Saturdays
Closed for the season

Wednesdays
Closed for the season

8am-12:30pm

8am-2pm

 

Closed Manhattan 79th St Greenmarket
79th St & Columbus Ave
Sundays 9am-1pm
Closed Manhattan 82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & York
Saturdays  9am-2pm
Closed Manhattan 97th St Greenmarket
W 97th & Columbus Ave

Fridays

8am-2pm

Closed Manhattan 175th Street Greenmarket
175th St & Wadsworth

Thursdays
Closed for the season

8am-2pm
Closed Manhattan Abingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th Ave

Saturdays

8am-1pm
Closed Manhattan Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th Sts

Sundays & Thursdays

8am-3pm

Closed Manhattan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd Ave

Wednesdays 

8am-3pm
Closed Manhattan Fort Washington Greenmarket
168th St & Ft. Washington Ave
Tuesdays 
Closed for the season
8am-3pm
Closed Manhattan Inwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & Cooper
Saturdays 8am-3pm
Closed

Manhattan

Tompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave A

Sundays 

8am-4pm

Closed

Manhattan

Tribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at Chambers

Saturdays &
Wednesdays

8am-1pm

Closed

Manhattan

Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park

Mondays &
Saturdays 

8am-4pm

Closed

Queens

Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Ave at 103rd St

Fridays
Closed for the season

8am-3pm

Closed

Queens

Forest Hills Greenmarket
South Side Queens Blvd at 70th Ave

Sundays

8:30am-1pm

Closed

Queens

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 79th & 80th Sts

Sundays 

8am-1:30pm

Closed

Queens

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd &
43rd Sts

Saturdays 
May 4 - Dec 14, 2019

9am-1pm


NOTICE: MOST COLLECTIONS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

GrowNYC is facing unprecedented challenges and we need your financial support to keep basic programs going: community gardens, food access sites, composting, and environmental education. Please donate today.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

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    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

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    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

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