Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The clothes off your back...

Clothing and fabric are no longer accepted at City of Edmonton Recycling Depots. 

These textiles were collected to make recycled paper. The manufacturer, Greys Paper, has found other suppliers and so they no longer need this source of textiles.

Partnerships with hotels and other suppliers provide a source of linens that do not need to be sorted. Now that these relationships are well established, they provide a more cost-effective and efficient source of cotton for Greys Paper.

How do you reuse your old clothing? Post your story in the comments.

Waste Management Services encourages residents to donate their reusable clothing to one of the charitable organizations in our city. Organizations that accept clothing can be found at

Some organizations also accept rag material or have agreements with cloth and textile recyclers, so check with your charity of choice before tossing that threadbare t-shirt! Contact your local shop for donation guidelines.

Of course, not all clothing needs to be tossed. A local tailor can help you with alterations, or take your minor repairs to an Edmonton Repairathon event for a free fix. Clothing too-damaged-to-wear can be cut into rags for cleaning, or put to good use for any number of crafts.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Way We Green Speakers Series

The City of Edmonton co-sponsors talks on various sustainability topics, and most of them are free to attend!

Tzemporah Berman,
Canadian activist and author
Next up is Tzeporah Berman, Canadian activist and author, with This Crazy Time: Living Our Environmental Challenge.

There are two opportunities to catch this talk:

  • Tuesday November 18th from 7-9 p.m. at the University of Alberta
  • Wednesday November 19th from 12-1 p.m. at City Hall
Visit The Way We Green Speakers Series for more information and to view other presentations.