- No cost. Clothing is considered a donation.
We accept accept clothing and shoes at 1954 County Home Road, Marion inside the Resource Recovery building.
What We Do
The Solid Waste Agency and Thrift World have partnered to accept clothing and shoes at 1954 County Home Road, Marion inside the Resource Recovery building.
Solid Waste Agency staff are not authorized to unload any materials from customer vehicles or trailers. Customers are responsible for unloading items from their vehicles or trailers.
Textile donations made at the Agency are purchased by Thrift World for reuse in their stores. This partnership helps keep textiles out of the landfill.
Clothing and shoes are accepted for drop-off as long as they are clean and dry regardless of condition. All donated materials are taken to Thrift World for processing and sorting. Thrift world sells items in their stores. Thrift World recycles or exports un-sold items to developing countries. Find out more about Thrift World here.
There are lots of options when it comes to recycling unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles. You can donate them to a charitable organization, sell them to a resale shop, or sell them online.
Goodwill of the Heartland, Salvation Army, Central Furniture Rescue (which accepts furniture, kitchenware and household goods), and Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Restore all have local locations accepting donations. There are also several consignment shops in Linn County that can be found with a quick internet search.
Regardless of where you donate or sell, reusing textiles is a much better option than throwing them away!
Books can be dropped off for no charge inside the Resource Recovery building. This includes all books, hardcover and softcover.