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Who is St. Pauly Textile? Answer on Organization Accepting Textile Donations at Recycling Center


Last week, the Cortland County Legislature approved unanimously to allow St. Pauly Textile, Inc. to begin textile recycling collections at the Cortland County Recycling Center on Pendleton Street in the City of Cortland.

The new agreement will allow the Cortland County Recycling to begin to accept Textiles to be recycled. The agreement with St. Pauly Textile, Inc. comes at no cost to the county for the recycling. According to Cortland County Recycling Coordinator, Chris Spadolini, contracts and paperwork is still being done, but he expected textile recycling to begin in about 30 days.

St. Pauly Textile currently works with over 1,300 organizations in collecting textile donations. At the Recycling Center, a clothing collection shed will be set up for the textile recyclables. The organization says they collect over 175,000 pounds of clothing a day and in 2022, they shipped over 68 million garments to those in need.

The collection shed would have a donation chute where residents may place their donated items (bagged) inside. The organization says a weekly pickup will occur to prevent overflow. The organization will also pay 4 cents per pound of clothing donated.

Items that are expected to be accepted at the donation shed include: usable clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, curtains, pillowcases, and stuffed animals. Items that will not be accepted at the textile shed include: electronics, books, household items, toys, garbage, rags, or fabric scraps.

Items that are donated primarily go towards relief organizations for redistribution. All usable clothing the organization states, is shipped whole-garment so it may be worn by someone, somewhere in the world. Unwearable clothing is sorted out and recycled.

More information on St. Pauly Textile, Inc. may be found HERE.

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