NewsGreen Zone accepts clean clothing, shoes, towels, sheets, belts, purses and other household textiles. No pillows, comforters, fabric scraps, foam mattresses or pads.

From now until Earth Day we are featuring opportunities to recycle items that the city or county might not collect.

Do you have old clothes, shoes, bags and other household textiles taking up space? We have some nice thrift stores in the Triangle, but what to do when the fabric is worn and ripped and isn’t easy to repair?

Green Zone Recycling accepts and recycles textiles! You can drop them off any time in the tall green bin at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church’s alley on the Vanderbilt Ave side. (There’s another one on NCSU Centennial Campus, College of Textiles.) Green Zone accepts both natural and synthetic textiles, even fabric from holiday inflatables.

* Hygiene note – make sure items are washed and dry. No pillows, foam, comforters, or moldy items please.

While you’re collecting stuff to bring to WRPC, don’t forget the mass recyclables collection day and native plant sale on April 20.  Find the list of all the items you can bring to recycle here.

We are grateful to our friends at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church for organizing the April 20 event.  Collaborating with other congregations is one of the commitments of CUCC’s Justice in a Changing Climate Task Force.  For more information about the Recycling Event, contact Glenda Chen at  To be part of Justice in a Changing Climate’s ongoing work, contact Gary Smith at