New textile shed arrives in the county

(Photo provided by the Cortland County Recycling Center).

A new textile shed – also known as a used clothing drop-off – has arrived in Cortland County, according to a post.

The shed, located at the Cortland County Recycling Center on South Pendleton Street, accepts donated items that “will be used for charitable purposes,” according to a description.

The shed comes from St. Pauly Textile, Inc., a western New York-based for-profit family business that purchases textile items from non-profit organizations. St. Pauly Textile then sells the items for redistribution across the country and the world.

(Photo provided by the Cortland County Recycling Center).

A list of acceptable, and usable, items for the shed is as follows:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Purses
  • Curtains
  • Pillowcases
  • and stuffed animals

According to a Facebook post by the county recycling center, dirty rags, fabric scraps or “anything that unusable” cannot be accepted.

Donating acceptable and usable items to the shed comes at no cost to the county or its residents.

Noted in the post from the county recycling center, “St. Pauly (Textile, Inc.) pays four cents a pound for everything collected. However, if the shed is abused with an excessive amount of unacceptable items, (St. Pauly) will pull the shed. Please do not abuse this wonderful opportunity.”

For more information or questions, contact the county recycling center at 607-753-5191.