Austin Resource Recovery and Goodwill Central Texas have partnered to offer a free on-call curbside collection service for unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, linens and housewares for reuse or recycling.

Schedule free clothing and housewares curbside collection

  1. We encourage Austinites to consider donating to local organizations first. Search for your item to find Zero Waste options and find out if your item can be collected as part of this free service.

     

    Please type in the name of a material:

     

  2. Review the clothing and housewares collection guidelines below.

  3. Schedule your collection here or call 512-637-7196.

  4. We will mail you collection bags. Fill them with your unwanted things.

  5. Set your bags out on your scheduled collection day by 6:30 a.m.

Clothing and housewares collection guidelines

  • Do not set out infested items out for collection. This service accepts items in all conditions for reuse or recycling so long as they are not infested with bed bugs or other parasites.
  • Place all items for collection in your provided Clothing & Housewares Curbside Collection bags. Bags will be mailed to you prior to your pick-up day. If you do not have enough bags or your items will not fit in the bags, place them in boxes or bags labeled “Goodwill."
  • Set all bags for collection on your curb, on the porch or in the garage. If you are present during your collection, we will collect bags from anywhere on the ground floor of your home.
  • Let us know if there might be any barriers to entering your property such as gated communities or fences.
  • If you are not an Austin Resource Recovery customer, or for a full list of local reuse organizations that accept donations, visit the Austin Reuse Directory and contact listed organizations to see if they offer home pick-up services.