City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Heck’s Updates

Holiday Recycling Tips: What to do With Clothes

December 13, 2018 2:24 PM

We are in the season of giving, which also means figuring out what to do with all the old stuff the gifts have replaced. 

Over the next several days, we will share recycling tips on how you should handle the excess of things that accumulate during the holidays.

Clothing and Other "Tanglers"
Do not place clothing into the green recycling carts.

While it is admirable to want old clothes and other fabric to have a new life, they should not go into the recycling carts.

Clothes placed into the green recycling cart can become tangled around sorting equipment at the Pellitteri Waste Systems facility that handles the city's recycling. Ropes and hoses also pose a tangling threat to the recycling system.  If these "tanglers" become wrapped around equipment at the facility, they will need to halt the entire plant in order to remove the tangle so the sorting equipment can function again.

What to do with Clothes
To give clothes a second life, donate them to area thrift stores. There are several options available.  A list of donation options follows later.

Donation bins are also available the Streets Division drop-off sites. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Ave. The sites are open 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday.

If you do not wish to donate the clothes you no longer need or want, they should be placed into the tan refuse cart.  Ropes and hoses should also be placed into the tan refuse cart.

Additional Information
For additional recycling information, go to www.cityofmadison.com/recycling.

Donation Opportunities
Below is a partial list of donation opportunities in Madison. These places accept other usable goods, such as furniture or appliances. And other options to reuse items are available, such as through consignment shops or online exchanges.

The below list includes links to the websites for each organization and phone numbers to contact them if you have questions about whether or not your item can be donated:

Agrace Thrift Store
Madison East: 608-327-7200
Madison West: 608-833-4556

Bethesda House of Thrift
Phone: 608-223-1228

Boomerangs Resale Store
Phone: 608-268-0793

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin
Phone: 608-246-4730

Easter Seals Donation Station
Phone: 608-257-7780

Goodwill
Madison East: 608-246-1990
Madison West: 608-271-0048

Habitat for Humanity
(Clothing is not accepted at Habitat for Humanity)
Madison East: 608-661-2813
Madison West: 608-442-9919

Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM)
Phone: 608-836-7338

Porchlight
Phone: 608-257-2534, extension 20

Salvation Army
Schedule a home collection: 1-800-728-7825

St. Vincent de Paul
Madison East: 608-257-0673
Madison West: 608-278-6370

YWCA
Phone: 608-257-1436, option 2

If you have questions, contact Bryan Johnson, 608-267-2626.



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