They say there's big profit in the recycling business. I don't know about that and frankly I don't care. I'm just pleased not to throw away my used items into the garbage , and at the same time I'm proud to help, in a small way, protect the environment.
There's a decent coverage of the city with recycling bins of all sorts: for glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, clothing and textiles , paper and cardboard, metals and even...holy items.
These bins are placed at "strategic" points: near grocery stores, malls, post offices, parking plots - either as several kinds grouped together or as individual bins. (Disposable bins for batteries and small electronics are not placed outside, for safety reasons.)
bins near a bus stop and a synagogue,
bin for plastic bottles
Usually, people donate clothes and accessories that are in good condition, to charity organizations. The donor brings the package with the stuff to be donated into the office / thrift shop of the organization, or throws it into a donation bin outside the place.
There are rumors that, for some reason, most of the undamaged, good stuff also goes to recycling. If this is true, then it's rather sad news. These clothes could make someone happy. One could sometimes get a unique garment for free or for a fraction of the price. Another could get several garments for the price of a single new outfit. Let's hope the matter will be investigated and good, usable items will not go to recycling centers.