5 Clothes Recycling Bins in Singapore to Help you Be More Sustainable
Hey, parents! We bet you're already a pro at decluttering and keeping your home tidy. But what about all those unused clothes you've sorted out? Instead of tossing them away and adding to the mountain of clothing waste (yup, it's massive!), let's find a smarter solution😉.
One awesome option is to drop your clothes in clothes recycling bins. You can find these bins all over the city, making it super convenient for you.
So, here are five fantastic options for clothes recycling/swap bins in Singapore that you can choose from:
Nimbu has just launched the FIRST-EVER Preloved Bin in Singapore, especially for kids' outgrown items. We're proudly introducing the ✨RETURN & EARN BIN✨!
No need to stress about what to do with your kid's outgrown items. Now, you can simply return them to our preloved bin and earn valuable $$ in return.
Here's how it works:
- Simply drop off those kids' preloved goods from any brand (clothes, toys, or shoes) at our Preloved Bin. But make sure that they're in good condition. Check out the requirements here!
- Then, all you have to do is scan the QR code, fill out a quick form, and voila!
- In just 14 days, we'll send you a credit code that you can use to shop till you drop at nimbu.sg for any of our awesome products.
Our Return and Earn Bin awaits you in our pop-up store at📍 The Social Space, Duo Galleria, available for drop-offs all through June.
It's a win-win, parents! You declutter, earn some shopping credits, and give those preloved goodies a second chance♻️.
You might already be familiar with Cloop. They offer two fantastic ways to donate your unwanted textiles:
Collection Box (white): Drop off clean, high-quality clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories. These items are curated and circulated through fashion swaps, thrift stores, and local sales.
📍 City Sprouts (ViewDee)
102 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159562
🕘 Daily 10am-10pm
Textile Recycling Bin (yellow): Donate clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and household items like toys, pillows, and linens. It doesn't matter if they're new or old, as long as they're clean and dry. They will minimize waste and maximize outcomes through resale, reuse, upcycling, and international recycling.
You can find their Textile Recycling Bin on the map here
When you donate to Cloop's recycling bins, you can earn 200 points through the susGain app!
source: Kloth’s Instagram
Let's talk about Kloth, an awesome social enterprise run by women, that's all about creating a circular economy for textiles, clothing, and plastics in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia.
Kloth collects and sorts the clothes into over 500 categories. Then, they will recycle the clothes depending on their grading, Grade A or Grade B.
source: Kloth's Instagram
Kloth accepts a wide range of items. Think garments, clothing accessories, footwear, bags, household textiles, and even children's toys. So, if you have any of these items that you no longer need, consider donating them to Kloth's clothes recycling bins in some locations here.
Greensquare provides textile recycling services to households and organizations, making it easy for people to responsibly dispose of their unwanted textiles. Once they collect the recyclables, they sell them to second-hand textile importers in developing countries.
They provide clothing and textile recycling bins where you can drop off your unwanted items. They accept a wide range of textiles, including clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and household items like towels and curtains. You can find their recycling bins here!
Ten Feet Tall Shoes
source: Ten Feet Tall Shoes Facebook
Ten Feet Tall Shoes has a special shoe bank where you can drop off your old school or sports shoes. It's a great way to give your shoes a second life!
What's really cool is that Ten Feet Tall Shoes takes the time to polish and pack each pair with a handwritten note from one child to the next wearer. These shoes are then sent to schools in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and India.
By donating your shoes to Ten Feet Tall Shoes, you're not only keeping them out of landfills but also making a difference in the lives of children who need them the most. You can find their bins in their partner school here!
These 5 clothes bins in Singapore offer you options to responsibly donate/recycle (or even earn in the case of Nimbu) your unwanted textiles and give them a second chance. You're not just tidying up your home, but also making a positive impact by reducing clothing waste, supporting circular economy initiatives, and contributing to meaningful causes♻️🌱🌎.