How to Start a Textile Recycling Business

Are you looking for an exciting side hustle but not quite sure which one to choose? Why not textile recycling? It’s a semi-absentee business, which means it doesn’t require a full-time commitment, and it can be operated on a flexible schedule. Your new textile recycling side hustle will generate extra income for you thanks to the contributions of clothes and shoes from others—no need to pay for inventory.

As an added bonus, your side hustle will enable you to do your part to protect the planet. Currently, about 85% of all textile waste ends up in landfills. With your textile recycling business, you’ll help reduce that number. Ready to start your green side hustle? Just take the following steps.

Conduct pre-launch planning and make your initial investment

All new businesses, including textile franchises, require some pre-launch planning. For example, you will need to identify bulk purchasers near your franchise territory who will buy your textile contributions. Fortunately, when you choose to start a textile franchise with Clothes Bin®, you’ll be provided with all the support and resources you need.

All you need to do is review the franchise information on the website and then reach out for additional information. Then, you’ll schedule a meeting with the Clothes Bin® team. You’ll get the answers to all of your questions, and you’ll learn more about the process of becoming a franchise owner and operating your side hustle. If you decide this opportunity is indeed right for you, you’ll make a modest initial investment and choose your territory.

Set up the Bins

All Clothes Bin® territories come with a minimum of 40 Bins. The next step in starting your textile business is to select ideal locations for them– wherever people gather and wherever your Bins will be highly visible. Shopping plazas, gas stations, and schools are examples of good locations.

Go about your typical routine

One of the nicest parts of owning a textile business is that other people do much of the work for you for free. After setting up your Bins, people in your territory will fill them with their contributions of used clothing and shoes. You won’t need to visit the Bins to check on how full they are since the BLIP system will alert you when the Bins are near capacity.

Service the Bins and get paid

When you receive an alert from the BLIP system that your Bins are near capacity, you’ll go out to service them. First, unload the textiles from the Bins into your vehicle, and then take the contributions to the nearest bulk textile purchaser. Then, enjoy depositing your checks.

Partner with Clothes Bin® today to get started building your side hustle

When you choose to start your textile recycling business with Clothes Bin®, you’ll benefit from our team’s extensive experience in the industry combined with our proven business model for cost-effective franchises. We’ve ‘Bin there, done that, and understand how to help our franchise owners create sustainable, semi-absentee side businesses that enable them to generate extra income on a flexible schedule. Contact us today and take your first step toward becoming a proud business owner.