Give away or resell usable items - consider Craigslist, Freecycle, or look in the yellow pages under "Thrift Stores".
Give torn or stained cotton clothing to your local bike shop or mechanic for rags, or take used bedding to veterinary clinic (call first). Most thrift stores do not accept unusable or torn clothes or household items for donation.
Otherwise, these items go in the garbage.
We encourage you to donate your item if possible, it is always better to reuse.
Reusing an item is always one of the best options when considering disposal of an item.
This item may be recycled at a designated location specializing in this material.
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