Monday, November 15, 2010

New Life for Old Threads

It’s the pair of jeans you’ve worn until holes started appearing, or the stained tablecloth that has seen too many Thanksgivings. The City of Edmonton is now collecting non-reusable textiles for recycling, but NOT IN THE BLUE BAG! Read on...
Edmontonians can now bring their clean, used clothing and fabric, such as tablecloths, linens and towels, to select Recycling Depots. From there, the material will go to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, where Greys Paper Recycling Industries will use it to make paper.
Greys will sort the material and keep the items made mostly from cotton for its paper manufacturing. Other items will be provided to local charities.
For a list of City Recycling Depots accepting used clothing and fabric, please visit the depot page or call 311.
For a list of charities who accept reusable textiles visit the reuse directory.

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