Most of them are, but generally speaking clothing including shoes, linens, clean rags, carpet, rugs and other textile based material have certain recycling challenges, such as having plastic pieces in them that emit toxic fumes and can give homes to rodents such as rats. It is instead suggested to reuse these items in different ways or donate them to charity, in some sense this is the best way to recycle them. Most selective waste collectors regard clothes as non-recyclable though.
Reuse is another greate way to recycle. Donating clothes you no longer wear to a goodwill store, homeless shelter (or something similar), exchanging with friends, or holding a garage sale are all great ways to reuse clothes. One person’s trash in another person’s treasure. Here is one community’s strategy to exchanging items they no longer use (http://www.sunnysideswapshop.org/wp/events/useful-goods-exchange/).
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