The laundry room of my apartment building is not a place that usually fills me with glee. However, I recently went down there for my weekly laundry routine and was delighted to find a clothing donation bin! It is part of a program called refashionNYC that is a joint venture between the NYC Department of Sanitation and the charity HousingWorks.
In addition to clothing, shoes, accessories, and linens, we can deposit fabrics for recycling, even though they might only be reusable as rags. This will keep fabrics out of the landfill.
Would you like to have a bin in your NYC building? See this page on the Department of Sanitation site for more info, and for access to the on-line application.