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RE: [greenyes] textile recycling

At the California Integrated Waste Management Board's March 10-11, 2004 5th
Annual Recycled Product Trade Show, I spoke with the Sales Manager from
United Textile, Inc, (800) 233-0077, which is a company that takes used
clothing ONLY, not new fabric scrap, and makes wiping rags and "sorbent
products" out of them. His business card listed a San Lorenzo, CA 94580,

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon_Gates@no.address [mailto:Sharon_Gates@no.address]
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 4:08 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] textile recycling

Any of you GreenYes'ers out there have any recommendations for what to do
with unwearable clothing or other scrap textiles? I have been told that
organizations such as Goodwill and Salvation Army recycle donated
unsaleable textiles, but I hesitate to rely on Goodwill to do my recycling
for me. I have taken a couple of stabs at finding textile recyclers
either in my area or on the web, with no luck. What do you do with the

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

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