Greenmarket Clothing Collection

FIND A 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 collected by Wearable Collections and taken to a sorting 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.  

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4.5 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 193,000 tons of textiles every year, at a cost to taxpayers and our environment. But with your help, landfills are going on a diet.

Textiles can be dropped off weekly at the following 27 Greenmarkets.  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.  

BOROUGH GREENMARKET DAY TIME
Bronx Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Tuesdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm
Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Fridays 
Closed for the season
8am-3pm
Bronx Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St
Tuesdays 
Closed for the season
8am-1:30pm
Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Saturdays 
Thursdays

8am-4pm
8am-2pm

Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & Court
Sundays 
No collection 12/24 or 12/31
8am-3pm
 
Brooklyn Cortelyou Greenmarket
Cortelyou Rd b/t Argyle & Rugby Rds
Sundays
No collection 12/24 or 12/31
8am-2pm
 
Brooklyn Ft. Greene Greenmarket
Washington Park at DeKalb
Saturdays  8am-3pm
Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect Park
Saturdays  8am-4pm
Brooklyn McCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and Driggs
Saturdays  8am-2pm
Brooklyn Parkside Plaza Greenmarket
Parkside Ave & Ocean Ave
Sundays
Closed for the season
9am-2:30pm
Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 10th Ave
Saturdays 
Closed for the season
8am-12:30pm
Manhattan 79th St Greenmarket
79th St & Columbus Ave
Sundays 
No collection 12/24 or 12/31
9am-1pm
Manhattan 82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & York
Saturdays  9am-2pm
Manhattan 97th St Greenmarket
W 97th & Columbus Ave

Fridays 
 
8am-2pm
Manhattan 175th Street Greenmarket
175th St & Wadsworth
Thursdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm
Manhattan Abingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th Ave
Saturdays 8am-1pm
Manhattan Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th Sts

Sundays & Thursdays
No collection 12/24 or 12/31

8am-3pm
Manhattan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd Ave

Wednesdays 

8am-3pm
Manhattan Fort Washington Greenmarket
168th St & Ft. Washington Ave
Tuesdays 
Closed for the season
8am-3pm
Manhattan Inwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & Cooper
Saturdays  8am-3pm
Manhattan Mount Sinai Greenmarket
Madison Ave & 99th St
Wednesdays
Closed for the season
8am-2pm
Manhattan Tompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave A
Sundays 
No collection 12/24 or 12/31
8am-4pm
Manhattan Tribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at Chambers
Saturdays
Wednesdays
8am-1:30pm
8am-1pm
Manhattan Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park

Mondays &
Saturdays
Closed 12/25

8am-4pm
Queens Forest Hills Greenmarket
South Side Queens Blvd at 70th Ave
Sundays 
No collection 12/24 or 12/31
8:30am-1pm
Queens Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 77th & 78th Sts

Sundays                No collection 12/24 or 12/31

8am-1:30pm
Queens Sunnyside  Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd &
43rd Sts
Saturdays 
May 6-Dec 16, 2017
9am-1pm

 

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