Planet Aid Opens 5 New Donation Centers to Collect Used Clothes and Shoes in Massachusetts


Planet Aid Helps Massachusetts Communities Comply with Textile Dumping Ban

Milford, Massachusetts - [OCT. 18, 2023] - Planet Aid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that pioneered textile reuse, is excited to announce the opening of five state-of-the-art donation centers in Massachusetts. These new donation centers provide a convenient and responsible way for residents to donate used clothes and shoes in compliance with Massachusetts' recent ban on textile dumping.

Massachusetts residents are encouraged to donate their used textiles at one of these locations:

  • 47 Sumner St., Milford, MA 01757
  • 300 Andover St., Peabody, MA 01960
  • 135 Neil St., Marlborough, MA 01752
  • 70 Memorial Pkwy., Randolph, MA 02368
  • 264 North Main St., Bellingham, MA 02019

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Greener Communities

Planet Aid donation centers are the latest innovation in textile recycling, helping to keep used clothes and shoes out of landfills at no cost to the community. The donation centers' lighting and 24-hour video monitoring are solar-powered and provide safety and security for donors. They are made from refurbished shipping containers and are designed to be weather and tamper resistant.

The donation center and surrounding area are regularly serviced and cleaned by Planet Aid's experienced team to ensure a welcoming environment and positive experience for all donors.

With more than 25 years of experience, Planet Aid has consistently been a trailblazer in the reuse of clothes and shoes. Since its founding in 1997, the organization has collected over 1.7 billion pounds of shoes and clothes. The donation centers are the latest effort by Planet Aid to provide cleaner, safer, more efficient and more convenient collection methods in order to generate more funds to support crucial community development programs.

Community Development

Planet Aid uses funds raised from donated clothes to support community development initiatives in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. By donating used clothes and shoes to Planet Aid, Massachusetts residents directly contribute to initiatives that foster education, health and wellness, sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship.

"Planet Aid is committed to creating a sustainable future for all," said Planet Aid President and CEO Fred Olsson. "Our new donation center in Peabody is a testament to our dedication to reducing textile waste, fostering community development, and protecting the environment."

Reducing Landfill Waste and Negative Environmental Impacts

Textile waste has become a critical issue worldwide, with harmful consequences for the environment. Landfills are overloaded with discarded clothing and shoes, contributing to pollution and resource depletion. The textile industry's resource-intensive nature also exacerbates environmental issues. Planet Aid's donation center offers a no cost, practical solution for Massachusetts residents to clean out their closets responsibly.

Make a Difference

Planet Aid encourages all Massachusetts residents to reduce textile waste and promote sustainable community development. By donating used clothes and shoes at the new Planet Aid donation center, you are contributing to a greener planet and a brighter future for communities.

About Planet Aid
Planet Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to keep used clothes and shoes out of landfills and fund community development projects in the U.S. and around the world. With a commitment to sustainability and innovation, Planet Aid has collected over 1.7 billion pounds of shoes and clothes in its more than 25 years of operation, making a significant impact on both the environment and the lives of people in need. Planet Aid operates numerous solar-powered donation centers across the country to encourage responsible recycling and donations. More at

Media contact
Haley Chitty
Planet Aid Communications Manager