About the Program

The items you drop into our bins are sent to a recycling center where they are carefully sorted based on over 400 categories. They are then reused to extend their life or recycled into raw materials for use in products like insulation, carpet padding, stuffing for toys, and fibers for new clothing.


Why This Matters

In 2010, the U.S. EPA estimated that over 26 billion pounds of apparel, footwear, and other textiles were thrown away. Nearly 85 percent of which ended up in the landfill. That’s about 70 pounds per U.S. resident! Much of that can be reused or recycled and kept in a closed production cycle. By doing so, you help protect and preserve valuable material resources and help build a healthier planet.

Expedition Sustainability


The North Face is built on a love for exploring the planet and we are just as passionate about
protecting it.

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Where Can I Recycle?


By recycling your unwanted apparel and footwear at The North Face® retail stores and outlets, you only have to put in a little effort to make a major difference.

U.S. Stores and Outlets