Do charity shops accept socks?
Although charities are very grateful for the wide range of donations people make, they cannot do much with dirty or damaged socks. Any brand new socks can be given straight to your chosen charity, but if you’re donating old socks, please make sure that they are clean and in a good state of repair before doing so.
How do I dispose of old socks?
One of the easiest ways to do this is with clothing donation bins. You may have seen these in your local mall or somewhere in town. Just pop your old socks in the bin and they will go to someone who needs them. If you don’t have these bins then look up local charities online.
What items do charity shops take?
What can I donate?
- Shoes and bags.
- Accessories and jewellery.
- CDs and DVDs (that aren’t home recorded)
- Homeware, such as ornaments, china, kitchenware and photo frames.
- Children’s toys and games (with a CE label if it’s a soft toy)
How do you dispose of old knickers?
Any clothes in poor condition can be donated to many charity shops, who sell them by weight to rag merchants. They will even accept old underwear and holey socks! Do check with the shop before donating rag, as some shops, particularly smaller charities may not be able to handle rag.
What can I do with unwanted socks?
If you have unworn socks that you’d like to share, consider donating them to organizations that are dedicated to sock collection — like Knock Knock, Give a Sock, Socks for Souls, Inc. or The Joy of Sox — or contact your local homeless shelter to find out where you can deliver your donation.
Should you throw away old socks?
Although we don’t condone excessive amounts of shopping, sometimes recycling old socks, and buying new ones, is 100 percent acceptable, as long as you do so properly. Textile waste is a major problem that clogs our landfills, so throwing your socks in the trash really isn’t a viable option.
What do charity shops do with clothes they can’t sell?
Clothes which can’t be sold in the shop will be sold to textile recycling companies, so they still make money for the charity. The Charity Retail Association has advice on donating unusual items.
What can you not donate to thrift stores?
While you should contact your local thrift store to determine their specific rules, here are 10 items you should think twice about donating.
- Cribs and car seats. Shutterstock.
- Older model televisions.
- Hazardous items.
- Anything in poor condition.
- Shades and blinds with pull cords.
Can old socks be recycled?
Yes, you can recycle your socks. Many of the socks out there, including the ones you have stacked up in the corner of your room, are made of cotton and textile material. Since both cotton and textile are highly recyclable materials, it means you can also recycle your socks.
Can you donate old socks to a charity?
Any brand new socks can be given straight to your chosen charity, but if you’re donating old socks, please make sure that they are clean and in a good state of repair before doing so.
What do charity shops take clothes for rags?
Do charity shops take clothes for rags? Most charity shops sell a wide range of goods, including accessories, bags, books, clothing, crockery, games, films, jewellery, music, ornaments, paintings, shoes, and toys. Such goods will then be recycled, or exported and sold overseas. You can label a bag of donations ‘for rag’ if you so wish.
Can you take socks to Oxfam for recycling?
Yes Oxfam will take socks. I volunteer in one of the shops — we don’t sell second hand underwear or socks but send them to Wastesaver for either recycling or selling on to other parts of the world. Your shop volunteers will LOVE you if you mark the bag as rags as they won’t have to sort it. Maybe if you wash them they will do.
What can you sell in a charity shop?
Most charity shops sell a wide range of goods, including accessories, bags, books, clothing, crockery, games, films, jewellery, music, ornaments, paintings, shoes, and toys. Such goods will then be recycled, or exported and sold overseas. You can label a bag of donations ‘for rag’ if you so wish.