Clothing and Shoes

CHaRM logoItem(s) now accepted at your local CHaRM Site
 1005 College Avenue

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Recycling Clothing & ShoesAmericas Thrift Store donation box

About 85% of clothing sold in the U.S. is thrown away and ends up in landfills. By collecting unwanted clothing for reuse and recycling, you will help our local landfill and environment. Take clothing and shoes to any of the drop-off points in Athens. The bins (pictured right) are maintained by America's Thrift Store. For a complete list of items accepted for donation, please visit:

America's Thrift Store can accept all textiles that are not heavily soiled with dirt, grease, or mold. This includes clothing, shoes, sheets, curtains & drapes, towels, & comforters/blankets.

Approximately 60% of the clothes and textiles are sold through thrift stores in the U.S. and abroad. The remainder are recycled as other products or made into new textiles.

Clothing and Shoe Bin Locations at Recycling Drop-Off Sites:

Clothing, shoes and small items may also be donated through local drop-off sites. Please bring large items to the CHaRM or a local thrift store. Do not leave items on the ground. If you have more than two bags of donated goods, you may also request a free pick-up by visiting:

  • ACC Landfill, 5700 Lexington Road
  • ACC CHaRM, 1005 College Avenue
  • ACC Recycling Facility, 699 Hancock Industrial Way
  • Georgia Square Mall recycling drop-off, 3700 Atlanta Hwy (Cinema Lot)
  • Lexington Road recycling drop-off, located on Jail Road behind the Tag Office
  • Additional locations can be searched here:



  • Clothing
  • Shoes 
  • Jewelry, Accessories, Cosmetics 
  • Books and magazines 
  • Furniture – All Types in unsoiled and good useable condition 
  • Water beds – must be drained and disassembled 
  • Dishes, linens, lamps, etc. 
  • Bound rugs – Any Size 
  • Small appliance – working or non-working condition 
  • Television – must be cable/satellite ready (we do not accept any console or cabinet style Televisions) 
  • Stereos – working or non-working condition 
  • Toys and games 
  • Craft items – Material, quilt scraps, patterns, etc. 


  • Mowers (push and riding) gas must be drained 
  • Leaf blowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers etc. 
  • Garden tools 
  • Patio/lawn furniture in good unsoiled and usable condition 
  • Grills with gas tanks removed 
  • Doghouses – plastic igloo type only 


  • Swing sets – must be dissembled 
  • Trampolines-must be dissembled 
  • Ping pong tables – only the folding portable type 
  • Basketball goal and backboard 
  • Helmets, elbow/knee/shoulder pads 
  • Bicycles 
  • Skateboards, roller skates 
  • Pinball machines 
  • Tennis rackets, balls, nets 
  • Skis, life jackets 
  • Wading pools – in good condition 
  • Camping equipment Free weights and bench 
  • Weight machines – Nautilus, Bowflex, Etc. 
  • Treadmills 
  • Exercise bikes 


  • Roofing – new in bundles only 
  • Nails – new in box 
  • Lumber – new 
  • Floor tile, ceiling tiles, etc – new in box 
  • Shop tools – table saw, drill press, etc 
  • Air Compressors, portable, generators, welding equipment 
  • Power tools-drills, skill saws, sanders, etc. 
  • Hand tools – hammers, saws, wrenches, etc. 
  • Bathroom fixtures- sinks, tubs, toilets (must be in clean condition) 
  • Doors-interior and exterior 
  • Windows-includes storm windows 


  • Hospital beds – must be disassembled with plastic covered mattress 
  • Wheelchairs
  • Bedside Commodes
  • Church pews, pulpits
  • Kitchen cabinets, sinks – in good usable condition
  • Store fixtures-shelves, clothing racks, etc.
  • Musical instruments and amplifiers
  • Christmas trees and décor
  • Aquariums in good useable condition
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Fireplace inserts
  • Freestanding and wall-mounted gas heaters


The following must also be accompanied by all pertinent paperwork:

  • Vehicles
  • Automobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Jet Skis (personal watercrafts)
  • Motor homes
  • RVs
  • Camper Shells
  • Pianos
  • Organs
  • Basketball poles

Unacceptable Items

  • Bed pillows
  • Damaged shoes. (Broken and/or moldy).
  • Box Tvs of any type (Only Flat Screen working TVs)
  • Damaged / Broken / Soiled items of any kind
  • Used Mattresses/Box springs of all kinds 
  • Newspapers
  • Paint (Fluids/Chemicals/Liquids etc)
  • Batteries
  • Personal Computers (PCs)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Major/Large Appliances (Dishwashers/Washers/Dryers etc.)
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Used Carpet
  • Mini refrigerators 
  • Water Heaters
  • Pool Tables
  • Pianos / Organs (must be delivered to a store location)
  • Hazardous waste/Chemicals/Solvents
  • Cribs/car seats/Booster seats
  • Console/Cabinet style Televisions/Tube style Televisions
  •       non-satellite/cable ready Televisions
  • Construction remains (i.e. carpet scraps, boards with nails)
  • Toilettes of any kind
  • Items recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Used Cosmetics
  • Firearms and firearms accessories