Newington residents will now have the opportunity to recycle old textiles such as shirts, sweaters, jeans and sneakers as opposed to discarding them in the trash. Through a partnership with Baystate Textiles residents will now have two locations to recycle unwanted textiles. Collection boxes will be located at the Senior Center on Cedar St. and the Landfill on Main St (during regular landfill operating hours).
Baystate will accept any textiles as long as they are dry and do not have an odor. Below is a list of some acceptable items:
Pants, Undergarments, Sweaters,
Jeans, Socks, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, T-Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Slips,
Tank tops, Shorts, Pajama’s, Blazers,
- Shoes, Boots, Sneakers, Heels, Work Boots, Cleats, Pumps, Dress Boots, Slippers, Sandals, Winter Boots, Flip Flops
- Sheets, Aprons, Comforters, Blankets, Towels, Dish Towels, Throw Rugs, Draperies, Table Linens, Placements
- Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Pocketbooks, Duffle Bags, Totes, Belts, Ties, Bathrobes