We collect your gently used clothing.  Items we accept include: all types of clothing, shoes, belts, hats, bedding, draperies.  


We collect your non-perishable food and deliver them to local food banks.  

pet supplies

We accept your pet supplies of food, bedding and other items.  See below for a full list of what we collect and special requests.

baby / toddler needs

We place baby and children's items at our local food banks and shelters. Please see below for a list of what we currently need and can place

Northeast Clothing Recycle is a small PA Non-Profit, based in Bethlehem and serving only the Lehigh Valley. We focus on residential collections of our neighbors thoughtful contributions.  We began collecting clothing and have slowly grown to also collect food, pet supplies and baby and toddler needs.

After looking into the used clothing industry and speaking with our neighbors, we started this organization. We wanted to provide the Lehigh Valley with a residential collection option that supports only LOCAL organizations.  If you would like more information on the industry please see our "News / Notes / Updates" tab.


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Northeast Clothing Recycle


.We accept / collect all types of gently used clothing, accessories, bedding and linens including:

  • Pants / Shorts
  • Dresses / Blouses
  • Shirts /Sweaters
  • Coats / Jackets / Sweatshirts
  • Shoes / Boots / Socks
  • Belts / Purses / Hats
  • Towels / Washcloths
  • Sheets / Pillowcases
  • Comforters / Blankets



We gladly accept your food donations and deliver them to local food banks.  We will collect non-perishable items.  Basically items that are:

  • boxed
  • bagged
  • canned or
  • bottled 

Please check your expiration dates, as we do not want to pass on expired items.  Thank You!

We also forward on toiletries, diapers (adult and infant), paper towels, napkins etc. 

pet supplies

Well, we thought if were were collecting items for our 2 legged friends, how about our 4 legged friends?  After quite a bit of thought, we have decided to collect items to benefit local Pet Food Banks and Animal Shelters.  

Keep visiting us for special needs, but we always can use:

  • Canned / Dry Food
  • New or Gently Used Bedding (please only pass on items that have been cleaned)
  • New or Gently Used Toys (if they are cloth, again please run them through the washer)
  • Cages / Crates (please break them down)
  • Towels
  • Pet Care Products (brushes / shampoo / conditioner / vitamins) (please no prescription items)
  • Leashes / Collars / Muzzels
  • ​Cat Litter / Litter Boxes

baby and toddler needs


We have not actively sought out baby and children's items, but when we have received them we have found that there is a great need.  Since we work mainly with food banks and shelters, we have found that when we have offered the below items, they have been well received and appreciated.  If you are going to let us place an item for you, please have it in good repair and clean.  We always ask, if you would give it to a family member, then we can usually place it.  Here is a list of the items we get asked for the most

  • Car Seats
  • High Chairs
  • Strollers
  • Walkers
  • ​Humidifiers
  • Vaporizers
  • Swings
  • Diaper Bags
  • Formulas
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers​​

  • Curtains / Drapes
  • Backpacks / Book bags
  • Stuffed Animals
  • ​Pillows
  • ​Hats / Caps

children and adolescent books

We are now collecting books to benefit Cops-n-Kids.

The organizers ask that your books be in new or gently used condition.  

Please no text books

Please remember this organization's focus is our youth.  We appreciate greatly if you would limit the books to that of children's and adolescents.  We do not have an outlet for adult books, at this time.

Please see our supported organization page, for more information and a link to their website.