Ready to clean out your closets and make room for you summer wardrobe? Don’t throw your old clothes in the trash!
If you have clothes so worn out that they cannot be donated, they can still be recycled! Litchfield has contracts with Bay State Textiles to buy and recycle worn out clothes, shoes, and other textiles. On average, 23 tons of textiles are collected every year. By diverting textiles from the trash, Litchfield has saved $2,208 and has created a revenue of over $2,000 so far. The more people recycle their old textiles instead of putting them in the trash, the more money the town will save!
Where can I find drop off bins? There are four bins in Litchfield – the Recycling Center, behind Litchfield town hall, the Northfield Community Field, and the Bantam Town Hall Annex on Doyle Road
What they accept: Shoes (shoes, heels, pumps, sandals, boots, work books, dress boots, winter boots, sneakers, cleats, slippers, flip flops), Clothes (shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, dresses, tank tops, blazers, pants, sweatpants, skirts, shorts, tee shirts, slacks, jeans), Undergarments (socks, slips, pajamas, bathrobes, undergarments), Coats, hats, pocketbooks, belts, gloves, scarfs, duffle bags, ties, totes, linens (sheets, blankets, draperies, pillows, towels, table linens, comforters, throw rugs, place mats), stuffed animals.
What they do not accept: Mattresses, mattress pads, foam products, couch cushions, lawn furniture cushions, carpet remnants, rugs larger than 2’x4’
The Litchfield Recycling Center (72 Little Pitch Road) is open Tuesday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (gate closes at 2:45) To see learn more about recycling, visit the Recycling Center’s page on the Town of Litchfield website. (https://www.townoflitchfield.org/entities/recycling-center