From June 17 to the 28th, residents of Simcoe County (excluding Barrie and Orillia) can put old clothing, towels, linens, shoes, coats and even large scraps of fabric into clear, plastic bags to be recycled for the 2nd annual curbside clothing collection program.
Your items MUST be clean, dry and odor free.
- Clean clothing including torn, unfashionable, stained, and missing buttons or broken zippers
- Towels, linens and pillows
- Coats and outerwear
- Hats, belts and scarves
- Purses, backpacks, sleeping bags and luggage
- Shoes, socks and mittens in pairs (wrap with elastic to hold together)
- Damp, wet or dirty items
- Single shoes or socks
- Small fabric scraps
Bags must be out on the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day and weigh less than 20 kg.
Last year, the county collected 107 tonnes of used clothing and packed it into 11 tractor-trailers that drove it to a facility to be sorted out and shipped away.
Check your mail, because you should have already received clear pink bags from the county! (Of course you can use your own clear bags if needed)
Items will be sorted, and shipped locally or all over the world to places like thrift stores etc to make many things including rags.
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