If you already donate used clothing, please continue to do so. Alternatively, help us keep textiles out of the garbage by placing out for collection on clothing collection week in June!
Watch for information and clothing bags in the mail! Clothing and textiles must be dry, clean and odour-free. If you did not receive a bag in the mail or you need more, clear or transparent bags labelled 'clothing' can be used. There is no limit however each bag should not exceed 20 kgs. To see when to put your clothing bags to the curb, click here.
This program does not apply to residents of Barrie or Orillia.
|Is This Program Available to all Residents?||Is This Program Available to all Residents?||<p>If you receive County waste collection service you are eligible. This program does not apply for residents of Barrie and Orillia.</p>|
|Where Do Textiles Go After Collection?||Where Do Textiles Go After Collection?||<p>All textiles are sent to a facility for sorting/grading, some are sent for reuse in Ontario and overseas. Some of the material is made into rags and acoustic fill. 98% of material collected is able to be reused/recycled. </p>|
|Unacceptable Items||Unacceptable Items||<blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>• Damp/ wet items<br>• Single shoes, socks or mittens<br>• Dirty items<br>• Small fabric scraps<br>• Garbage</p></blockquote>|
|Acceptable Items||Acceptable Items||<h3>Materials must be DRY and odour free</h3><blockquote dir="ltr" style="margin-right:0px;"><p>• Textiles placed out for collection may be torn, unfashionable, stained, and have buttons missing or broken zippers <br>• Used clean clothing and undergarments<br>• Towels and linens (pillows)<br>• Coats and outerwear<br>• Hats, belts and scarves<br>• Purses, backpacks, sleeping bags and luggage<br>• Shoes, socks and mittens in pairs (wrap with elastic to hold together)</p></blockquote>|