SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS) – A green business that specializes in diverting textile materials from landfills is establishing itself in the Bay Area.

The company is called USAgain, and its green and white drop boxes are popping up in the area.

“We see ourselves as a collection company of used textiles, which is a recyclable commodity just like your aluminum, your plastic, your cardboard,” explained president Janice Bostic.

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So far, the drop boxes have been placed in Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Mountain View. 100 boxes will be placed throughout the Bay Area in the coming weeks.

“We’ll be hiring some drivers and warehouse staff over the course of the next couple of weeks so we can start emptying the boxes and placing more boxes,” Bostic said.

The clothing is taken to a warehouse in Hayward, where it is sold to thrift stores and wholesalers, who sort the textiles and in some cases, sell fibers to the recycling industry.

“We think that you don’t have to be a nonprofit to do good. There are a lot of green companies that you know, are socially conscious, want to have a good workplace and provide a healthy environment and we like to considered among those,” she said.

The company operates in 10 other U.S. markets. In 2009, the company diverted 54 million pounds of used clothing from landfills.

Comments (3)
  1. Diane Szabo says:

    I would like to find out the address for the closest box in my area. San Jose, ZIP 95120

    1. Megan Goldsby says:

      You can find the closest box to you at:
      Thanks for visiting


  2. Dalen says:

    Unfortunately, USAgain is NOT what it appears to be. According to numerous critics and police in Denmark, USAgain helps to finance a far-left political cult running a transnational organized financial crime syndicate called ‘Tvind’ or ‘Teachers Group’ (TG). The controversial organization, originally from Denmark, is widely believed to be running large-scale charity frauds worldwide.

    Several TG leaders, including TG founder and kingpin Amdi Pedersen, are currently international fugitives wanted in connection with a $22 million tax fraud and embezzlement scheme.

    The Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime in Denmark alleges that TG secretly controls USAgain and many other for-profit companies, vast land-holdings and numerous charity-fronts, with global assets exceeding US$860 million.

    USAgain president Janice Bostic, quoted in the above press release, has admitted to TV reporters that she is a member of TG. And USAgain CEO Mattias Wallander has also admitted to TG membership.

    Don’t believe it? You can see for yourself by watching a news investigation of USAgain by Seattle’s CBS News affiliate KIRO 7 Eyewitness News (from ’09). Wallander attempts to defend his membership in TG (but his hand-wringing pretty much gives him away):

    KIRO’s follow-up story:

    For further information on USAgain and its parent organization Teachers Group, please visit

    USAgain harms legitimate charities that depend on clothes donation to help support their programs. Please boycott USAgain.

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