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Clothing Collection

Textile Collection Logo Pink Simcoe County If you already donate used clothing, please continue to do so. Alternatively, help us keep clothing / 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 mid-May! Clothing and textiles must be dry, clean​ and odour-free. If you do​ not receive a bag in the mail or you need more, clear or transparent bags​ 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 ItemsUnacceptable 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 ItemsAcceptable 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>