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Smartwool Sock Recycling: Drop-off & Mail-in - -

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Smartwool Sock Recycling: Drop-off & Mail-in


M-F 11-7
Sa-Su 10-6

Old, clean torn, ripped singleton socks are shredded for stuffing for dog beds through SmartWool's Second Cut Project.. See website for drop-off finder locations in California, US and Canada. Or, order a free Take Back Mail-In Bag through their online system (with a minimum order fee of products) or there is a shipping fee for mail-in.

Item Notes Method Destination
Clothing - Poor Condition Socks only! 1. Clean, ripped, old, torn socks only, please 2. All brands, colors, sizes, and materials welcome (we’re not picky) 3. No rolled or paired socks, bags, rubber bands, paper clips (just single socks).
  • Free Drop-off
  • Free Mail-in
  • Mail-in for a Fee
  • Recycle
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