Old clothes, even torn and stained, can be recycled
The clothes you used to love but no longer wear do have value, even if they’re torn or stained. But if they’re mildewed, toss them out.
By Tom Watson
Special to The Seattle Times
Valuable items you no longer need hang in your closet, waiting for a new life.
Charities and recyclers lust after your unwanted clothing and textiles. But old clothing isn’t like most other recyclable and reusable items. With all the variations in style, quality and condition, no two pieces of old clothing are the same. This presents challenges and rewards for textile recyclers as well as people getting rid of old clothes.
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