Want to receive insulation?

If you’re with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate or would like to apply for a grant of insulation for a civic-minded building, we’re happy to see if we can fulfill your request.

Frequently asked questions.

Q. What type of denim can be recycled?

A. You can contribute any type of denim apparel item – jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts and more. It can be colored, embellished, and/or printed. The denim can also be in any condition – ripped, stained and even scraps.

Q. Do you accept other apparel clothing for recycling?

A. For the purposes of the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM program, we only collect denim for recycling. With that said, other cotton apparel can be recycled, and there are certainly organizations out there that may be able to assist in these efforts.

Q. What happens to the denim that you receive?

A. Denim collected through the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM program is recycled into UltraTouchTM Denim Insulation and a portion is distributed each year to help with building efforts in communities around the country.

Q. I am unable to cover the cost of shipping to recycle my denim. Is there a drop off location near me?

A. Cotton Incorporated does not have any drop off locations for recycling. However throughout the year, we have different program partners that have locations across the U.S. that will accept denim for recycling through the Blue Jeans Go GreenTM program. To find out where you can recycle denim locally, click here

Q. I’d like to hold a denim drive. What are my next steps?

A. We're happy to talk with you about how to start your own drive. Please contact us.

Q. Do you have a program outside of the USA?

A. At this time, we do not have an international arm of the Blue Jeans Go Green™ program. We can certainly accept denim that is sent from abroad; however, please be mindful that this may be a slightly more complicated process due to international shipping laws. In terms of insulation distribution, we primarily distribute to the contiguous United States. If you fall outside of the lower 48 states, we’d be happy to still discuss your insulation request. Please contact us for more information.

Q. Can I receive a tax write-off when I contribute my denim?

A. No, Cotton Incorporated is not a charitable organization, and therefore, cannot offer any tax receipts.