Solid Waste Services has a partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Programme. Funds raised from the sale of the textiles are used to promote the health of Canadians affected by diabetes through research, education, service and advocacy. A Textile Recycling Drop Box is located at every County waste facility.
There is no charge to drop off your old textiles. Please place items in a plastic bag for easier drop-off in the bin. Items in good condition will be reused and damaged items will be recycled.
Acceptable items include:
- fabric, yarn
- bed linen, blankets, pillows
- sleeping bags
- belts, bags, purses, hats, shoes, ties, boots
- stuffed animals
In 2018, 20.90 tonnes of textiles were diverted, which represents an 11.0% increase from the previous year.