Clothing and Footwear

Donate clothes in good condition to homeless shelters, humanitarian organizations or second hand clothing stores. Click here for a google map map of clothing donation boxes, thrift stores, consignment shops as well as furniture and second-hand household good stores.

Drop Boxes:  All textiles, including clothing, shoes, belts, purses, linens, stuffed animals, and fabric scraps, can be donated for reuse and recycling at clothing donation boxes around Cambridge. It's OK if items are torn, stained, broken or missing something. Even paint, wine and food stains are OK. Tie shoes together or wrap with a rubber band. Wearable clothing is used by people worldwide. Damaged clothing is recycled into rags and everything else is turned back into fibers to make paper, yarn, insulation, carpet padding, and sound proofing.


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm  
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm