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4 Ways to Recycle Branded Merchandise and Promotional Clothing



Working for companies and receiving free branded swag does sure have its perks. Who does not want to receive a free jacket embossed with your company logo? Or golf balls that are sure to set you apart from your golfing buddies in the summer. However, over the years many individuals tend to accumulate a lot of branded swag and may not know what to do with it. Have you ever experienced this? Or the awkward situation where you leave a workplace and join a new one. What do you do with the branded swag from your past company? You may feel like you want to throw it out to make room for newer items or you may even be tempted to just keep it in your closet to collect dust over the years. We are here to help, which is why we have compiled a list of ways to responsibly relieve yourself from years of branded swag that you have collected.


What to do with Old Company Swag?


  1. If you are in a situation where you are not currently working for a company anymore and still have tons of branded swag in which you have no interest in keeping, you can offer to donate it back to the company. Sometimes existing employees may be interested in a piece of branded merchandise that they may not have already. This is a great way of recycling gently used pieces and making somebody else's day.

  2. You can donate promotional apparel items such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats and outerwear to your local goodwill store. Many people may not care that there is a particular logo on each item and are more interested in purchasing clothing at an affordable price. There are goodwill drop-off boxes available in a variety of local parking lots or you can donate directly in the store. We are sure that they will appreciate any and all items you can give so this can also be a great way to donate some other items you have as part of your spring cleaning!

  3. Want to make some room for more branded merchandise you have coming in? You can also give away your old items to family and friends if they are interested! Your family members may be more than happy to rep your old merchandise like custom drinkware depending on its condition. And, what better way to keep it in the family!?

  4. Depending on its condition, there may not be much use for it anymore. You may think that throwing it out is your only option but before you do there may be one more thing you can try! If you are crafty you may be interested in using some fabric to make other things such as dish towels or rags. This can be a great alternative to clogging up the landfills and may even encourage you to come up with other creative uses for your items before making the decision to throw them out.


There are a variety of ways in which you can reduce the amount of branded merchandise you have, reuse the various items and also recycle them. Once you have done this and are interested in checking out some newer pieces of branded merchandise your employees will love, click here!



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


Q. How do you dispose of corporate clothing?


A. You can donate corporate clothing items such as t-shirts, hoodies, hats and outerwear to your local goodwill store. Many people may not care that there is a particular logo on each item and are more interested in purchasing clothing at an affordable price. There are goodwill drop-off boxes available in a variety of local parking lots or you can donate directly in the store.


Q. What can I do with unwanted merch?


A. You can also give away your unwanted merch to family and friends if they are interested! Your family members may be more than happy to rep your old merchandise like branded gadgets depending on its condition.