How to Become a Clothes Bin® Franchise Owner

Steps to Becoming a Clothes Bin®  Franchise Owner

Clothes Bin® makes it easy for prospective entrepreneurs wondering how to start a recycling business to take that leap with a fully supported franchise opportunity available nationwide. Our experienced team introduces a proven and cost-effective business model based on over 125 years in the recycled textiles and franchise industries. If you’ve been pining to own a small business, work for yourself, and help the planet, the Clothes Bin® franchise is for you.

Clothes Bin Franchise Opportunity

Clothes Bin® Franchise Steps

Clothes Bin steps to Ownership

1. Request more franchise information 

2. Schedule a “Get to Know You” call with our Vice President of Franchise Development, Chris Brown

3. Complete our Clothes Bin Personal Profile Form

4. Receive & review the Franchise Disclosure Document

5. Executive Call: Meet our Executive Team

6. Franchisee Validation: Get to know our franchisees

7. Discovery Day

8. Agreement Signed

Initial Investment

Clothes Bin® is a lower cost franchise opportunity.
The estimated total investment range from ITEM 7 in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) is:

$140,340 – $193,880

(Includes $15,000 – $40,000 in Working Capital)
Required Liquid Capital: $100,000
Required Net Worth: $400,000
*Please see Item 7 of the FDD for full details

Discounted Initial Franchise Fees for Veterans and all First Responders,
as well as multi-territory franchise fee discounts.

Once you make the initial investment, you can run your business as a semi-absentee owner with minimal duty and continue to grow your business.

  1. Choose ideal locations in town to place your Bins. These could be schools, gas stations, or shopping plazas.
  2. Wait for community contributors to fill their Bins with used and unwanted clothes and shoes.
  3. The BLIP system alerts you when the Bins are near capacity and ready to be serviced.
  4. Contents are unloaded from the truck to the nearest clothing recycling center
  5. You receive funds for the clothing contributions.
Bin Location Information Program (BLIP) Infographic

Here is How To Get Started

Review the Clothes Bin® Franchise Opportunity

Contact us by submitting the online Franchise Information Request Form.

Once we receive your request, a franchise development representative will provide you with more information about our franchise opportunity and explain the next steps.

Clothes Bin Franchise Opportunity

Corporate personnel aid in training and Bin placement. Franchisees can choose a hands-off Bin location with service provided, or they may hire part-time staff members and a rental truck. We can also help you find the buyers who will purchase the contents of your Bins. Learn more about how the franchise works.

How a Clothes Bin® Franchise Works

Place Bins in Ideal Locations

1. Place Bins in Ideal Locations

Contributors Fill The Bins

2. Contributors Fill
The Bins

Service Your Full Bins

3. Service Your
Full Bins

Unload the Bin Contents

4. Unload the
Bin Contents

Receive Funds For Contents

5. Receive Funds
For Contents

Let’s Get to Know
Each Other

Joining a franchise is a crucial decision, and we want to make sure we are a great fit for you and you for us. Our exploratory process is a mutually beneficial process to gain insight into our respective backgrounds, understand your goals, and get all important concerns and questions out on the table and answered. If the feeling is still mutual, submit the “Clothes Bin® Profile Form” provided by your franchise development representative. This form will help us facilitate you in achieving your objectives and goals for franchise ownership. After receiving your completed form and confirming that you meet the criteria for becoming an independent Clothes Bin® business owner, we will invite you to speak to multiple members of our team and get you set up for success! Take the time to evaluate our opportunity carefully. Review all documents thoroughly, so you can be confident you are making a sound investment in your future with a Clothes Bin® franchise. If you have any remaining questions at this time, your franchise development representative will be available to answer them and confirm your potential as a franchise partner candidate.
Picture of Chris Brown, Vice President of Franchise Development at Clothes Bin with gray background

Vice President of Franchise Development