Greenmarket Clothing Collection

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.  

Bronx Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st St
Jun 6 - Nov 21, 2017
Bronx Parkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains Rd
Jun 6 - Nov 17, 2017
Bronx Poe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd St
Jun 20 - Nov 21, 2017
Brooklyn Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Brooklyn Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & Court
Sundays  8am-3pm
Brooklyn Cortelyou Greenmarket
Cortelyou Rd b/t Argyle & Rugby Rds
Sundays 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
Jun 11-Nov 19, 2017
Manhattan 57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 10th Ave
May 27-Dec 23, 2017
Manhattan 79th St Greenmarket
79th St & Columbus Ave
Sundays  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
Jun 29-Nov 16, 2017
Manhattan Abingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th Ave
Saturdays 8am-1pm
Manhattan Columbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th Sts
Sundays & Thursdays  8am-3pm
Manhattan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd Ave


Manhattan Fort Washington Greenmarket
168th St & Ft. Washington Ave
Jun 6-Nov 21, 2017
Manhattan Inwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & Cooper
Saturdays  8am-3pm
Manhattan Mount Sinai Greenmarket
Madison Ave & 99th St
Jun 14-Nov 22, 2017
Manhattan Tompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave A
Sundays  8am-4pm
Manhattan Tribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at Chambers
Saturdays, year round 
*Apr 5-Dec 20, 2017

Manhattan Union Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square Park
Mondays &
Queens Forest Hills Greenmarket
South Side Queens Blvd at 70th Ave
Sundays  8:30am-1pm
Queens Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 77th & 78th Sts
Sundays  8am-1:30pm
Queens Sunnyside  Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd &
43rd Sts
May 6-Dec 16, 2017


Q & A with June Russell, talking about her incredible work reinvigorating grain growing in the Northeast. 

  • Greenmarket

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

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    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.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.