The Authority has a Clothing Drop Off Box at the EcoDrop Utica and EcoDrop Rome for the delivery of used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, pillowcases and stuffed animals for donation.
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To find the nearest drop-off location for textiles recycling and donation, please CLICK HERE.
Acceptable items for recycling include:
- Old Clothes - all items should be clean and dry; rips, stains, missing buttons, broken zippers are OKAY
- All Footwear
- Accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, pocketbooks, duffle bags, belts and ties
- Linens: sheets, blankets, comforters, towels, throw rugs, draperies, table linens
- Stuffed Animals
The following drop off locations will also accept the items listed above:
- Bridgewater - Bridgewater Congregational Church
- Boonville - Boonville Alliance Church
- Chadwicks - St. Patrick's/St. Anthony's Catholic Church
- Clinton - Life in Christ Family Church
- Herkimer - First United Methodist Church
- Marcy - Assembly of God
- New Hartford - New Hartford First UMC
- Rome - New Day Foursquare Gospel Church
- Rome - Rome Rescue Mission
- Sauquoit - Sauquoit Valley United Methodist Church
- Utica - Living Stones Church
- Utica - Our Lady of Lourdes
- Utica - Utica Rescue Mission & Holy Trinity Church
- Utica - West Schuyler United Methodist Church
- Vernon - Church of the Holy Family
- Verona - Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel
- Whitesboro - Trinity United Methodist Church
- West Winfield - St. Joseph's Church
In addition, the First Presbyterian Church located at 1605 Genesee Street, Utica, NY accepts clothing donations for those in need. Donations are accepted at the church every Wednesday morning.
The Veteran's Outreach Center located at 726 Washington Street in Utica will also accept clothing and other household items for donation. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Salvation Army Thrift Stores also accept clothing donations. When donating clothes and household items at a staffed location, you will be immediately provided with a tax receipt of your donation for your records. Locations are listed below. Before delivering your clothing donations, call for store hours:
- 400 Columbia Street, Utica - (315) 735-6450
- 14 Clinton Place, Utica - (315) 724-8736
- 164 West Main Street, Ilion - (315) 894-9028
- 1184 Erie Boulevard West, Rome - (315) 336-5002