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The Town of Hampton, through the DPW, is now partnering with HELPSY to offer FREE curbside pick-up of clothing and household textiles for residents. Pickups will happen weekly on Sundays. Residents can schedule a pickup online at www.helpsy.co/hamptonnh.
The new textile program will be going into effect on February 5, 2022. Anything you can wear, sleep in, or dry yourself off with is accepted! This includes any type of material composed of natural or synthetic fibers such as products made from wool, silk, linen, cotton, polyester, leather, vinyl, hemp, and rayon. Items can be donated in any condition (torn, worn, stained, missing buttons, broken zippers, etc.) as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless. Check out the guidance information below to help answer your questions:
According to the EPA, Textile waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the United States…occupying nearly 5% of all landfill space. The U.S. throws away 36 billion pounds of textiles each year…that is nearly 100 pounds per person. Of those discarded textiles, currently only 15% is recycled, but 95% could be.
Let's do our part to be Part of the Solution.