Donate clothing

Clothing donations generate cost efficiencies

The Smith Family is one of Australia's largest charity clothing recyclers with 19 retail stores and hundreds of clothing bins across NSW and the ACT. Our multi-award winning Recycling Operation has collected, sorted and sold new and good quality used clothing, accessories and bedding for more than 50 years.

The proceeds we make from the sale of clothing donations help to keep our administration costs as low as possible. This ensures that the majority of funds raised through donations from supporters can be spent directly on programs for disadvantaged students.

If you live in NSW or the ACT, you can help! Donate your new or good quality clothes and make a positive impact on the environment while supporting disadvantaged children. By donating good quality items of clothing for recycling, you are also saving water, energy and landfill.

Clothing donations bin

Collection Bin

What to donate

Recycle clothing

Save Water, Save Energy, Save Landfill

We accept good quality new or near-new clean, wearable clothes, accessories and bedding with no rips, stains or tears. Items with original tags or little wear and tear sell at higher prices in our stores, helping us to raise more funds for our community programs. Acceptable products include men's, women's and children's clothes and accessories such as shoes and handbags that you would wear again.

We are unable to accept broken or damaged items, or clothing with broken zippers or stains. We do not accept white goods, electrical items or mattresses. Donations of furniture and bulky goods (non-electrical items only) can only be accepted in certain regions of NSW.

Please contact our Customer Service on 1300 737 166 for further details.

Where to donate

Drop your clean, wearable good quality clothing items in a Smith Family clothing bin near you. Bins are located throughout NSW and the ACT. Call 1300 737 166 to find one near you.

We also collect donations from homes and businesses in Sydney, the Central Coast, Wollongong, the Illawarra, the Blue Mountains and Canberra.  Call 1300 737 166 or email to book a collection.

You can drop your donations at a Smith Family store in NSW or the ACT.

Find a store or bin near you.

The Smith Family clothing store sign


Business Awards 2014 state winner

The Smith Family Recycling Operation won NSW Excellence in Business at the 2014 NSW Chamber Business Awards and were finalists for Excellence in Export

The Smith Family Recycling Operation was Highly Commended in the 2014 NSW Premiers Export Awards, recognising Australia’s best exporters.