You can make requests for the removal of clothing or other donation collection bins from a public street or area.

It is illegal to put publicly accessible, donated item collection bins on New York City-owned property, New York City-maintained property, a public sidewalk, or a roadway.

Bin Removal Procedure

Reported collection bins on public property will be removed as soon as possible (typically within two weeks).

The Department of Sanitation notifies the owner and allows the owner 30 days to remove the bin. The owner may be responsible for storage charges, removal charges, and civil penalties.

Donation Bins

Bin Sizes

The refashionNYC donation bin is offered in two sizes:

  • Small (2 feet deep x 4 feet wide x 6 feet high)
  • Large (3 1/2 feet deep x 4 feet wide x 6 feet high)

RefashionNYC Bin Assistance

You can contact the Department of Sanitation for assistance with refashionNYC bins.

You can:

  • Request pickup for a full bin (guaranteed within five business days)
  • Get tax receipts
  • Have a bin removed from your building
  • Opt out of the clothing recycling service

Contact Sanitation by email at

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