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refashionNYC

refashionNYC

Learn about our convenient in-building clothing donation drop-off service.

About refashionNYC

Every year NYC residents throw away approximately 200,000 tons of clothes, towels, blankets, curtains, shoes, handbags, belts, and other textiles and apparel.

refashionNYC is NYC's official clothing reuse program in partnership with NYC Department of Sanitation and Housing Works to make textile donations as easy as possible, through a convenient in-building service.

What’s Accepted

  • Clothing (from women, men & children)

  • Shoes, purses, gloves, scarves, hats & belts

  • Towels, curtains, bedding & linens

  • Clean rags and clothing scraps

Clothing and accessories donated through refashionNYC are sorted out at the Housing Works warehouse in Queens.

How it Works

DSNY (Department of Sanitation NY) will visit your building to discuss how many bins you want, what sizes are best, and where they should be placed. The refashionNYC donation bin is offered in two sizes:

  • Small (2’ deep x 4’ wide x 6’ high)

  • Large (3.5’ deep x 4’ wide x 6’ high)

When the bin is full, call (212-437-4678) or email (refashionNYC@dsny.nyc.gov) for pickup (guaranteed within five business days).

Tax receipts (for up to $250) are available on the bin.

Who is Eligible

  • Apartment buildings with over ten units

  • Office buildings

  • Commercial businesses (such as fashion industry, storage facilities, gyms, laundromats, and hotels)

  • Schools and institutions

How to Enroll & More

Use Apartment Programs Inquiry to sign up for refashionNYC or get more info about the program.


Our Mission

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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