The Department of Environmental Protection banned textiles from the waste stream as of November 1, 2022.
Hopkinton has partnered with Helpsy, a certified B Corp, to provide free at-home clothing recycling to residents.
It saves the town money, you time, and the planet resources. Recycling your clothes
with Helpsy’s Home Pickup service is free and couldn’t be easier. Just sign up at
www.helpsy.co/hopkintonma, bag up your unwanted clothes, and Helpsy picks up from your
front steps on collection day. Helpsy’s only ask is that items are clean, dry, and odorless by the
time they get to your front steps. You can keep them that way by putting your recycling in a
closed plastic bag, you can reuse ones you’ve got lying around the house!
You can recycle all of the below items in any condition with Helpsy. Recycling is for everyone!
Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots)
Tops (t-shirt, blouses, shirts, tank tops)
Outerwear (coats, jackets, blazers)
Bottoms (pants, slacks, jeans, sweatpants, skirts, shorts)
Bags (pocketbooks, backpacks, duffle bags, totes)
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a home pickup?
The easiest way to schedule a home pickup is by completing the pickup request form at www.helpsy.co/pickup.
I don’t have access to the internet. How else can I schedule a home pickup?
Please call the Helpsy hotline at 800-244-6350 to schedule a home pickup.
Does it matter what kind of bags I put the clothes in?
Helpsy will accept any dry and clean clothing in any type of bag. It is helpful to label bags with “Helpsy.”
Where should I leave my bags of clothing?
Please leave bags of clothing by your front door, on your porch, or near your mailbox or driveway. If a different location is needed, please use the “special instructions” section on the pickup request form to indicate the location.
When should I leave my bags of clothing outside?
Please leave clothing outside by 7 AM.
I need to give special instructions to the driver on where the bags of clothes will be. How do I do that?
Please fill out the special instructions section of the pickup request form to indicate the bags' location or any additional information.
I scheduled my home pickup, but I forgot to include the special instructions. What should I do?
Please call the Helpsy hotline at 800-244-6350 or email email@example.com and include your name, address, date of the pickup and the special instructions.
If it's raining outside and I don’t want to leave my bags outside all day, what can I do?
Please call the Helpsy hotline at 800-244-6350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, and date of the pickup. Additionally, our drivers will call the number you provided on the pickup form to let you know they have arrived if they do not see your bags outside.
How can I reschedule my home pickup?
Please call 800-244-6350 to reschedule.
No one came to pick up my bags. Who can I contact ?
Please call 800-244-6350 or email email@example.com.