Clothing and Shoes Recycling Program


As part of the City's Mission Green Program, the City has partnered with Midwest Recycling to provide a city wide reuse/recycle drop off program for clothing and shoes.

This program is designed to provide an avenue for residents to recycle their worn, torn, used, or gently used clothing and shoe items instead of having them go into a landfill.  Additionally, this program generates revenue to help offset the City's Mission Green programs.

Clothing and Shoes Drop Off Bin

Some interesting facts:

  • The average US citizen throws out 81 pounds of clothing each year
  • 95% of textiles worn or torn can be recycled
  • 85% of all worn and torn textiles goes into landfills and only 15% gets recycled

Across the City, including Westland City Hall, are blue Mission Green drop off bins for clothing and shoes.

Acceptable Items for Drop Off in the Bins

  • Bedding (blankets, sheets, etc.)
  • Belts
  • Boots
  • Bras and undergarments
  • Coats and jackets
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Flip flops and slippers
  • Halloween costumes
  • Hats
  • Jeans, slacks, and pants
  • Jerseys (sports)
  • Cloth napkins and table linens
  • Pajamas
  • Pet beds and pet clothing
  • Pillows
  • Purses
  • Scarves
  • Shirts, sweaters, and blouses
  • Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Suits
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Ties
  • Towels
  • T-Shirts

***When dropping off items, please do not leave items outside the bins to minimize pests.***


Here are some news stories about whom donations through this program were able to help.