Clothing & Textile Recycling

Did you know that in 2018 Harford County residents recycled 18,000 pounds of textiles?
The Harford Waste Disposal Center accepts textiles year-round.

Accepted items

  • Belts
  • Blankets
  • Clothing
  • Curtains (no shower curtains)
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Other textiles (15"x15" or larger)
  • Paired shoes tied together
  • Sheets
  • Towels (15"x15" or larger)

Unaccepted items

  • Carpets (including area rugs)
  • Pillows
  • Plastic material (exception: plastic collection bag)
  • Wet clothing


Textile recycling is free. Charges do apply if the resident also has household trash in the same trip. Visit the Harford Waste Disposal Fees and Information page for charges.

Additional information

For information on how to donate gently used items download the Reuse and Recycle Directory (PDF).
For information on Harford County Textile Recycling program, download the Textile Recycling Brochure (PDF).