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Clothing/Textiles (non-reusable)

Clothing/Textiles (non-reusable)
Textiles not suitable for reuse can be recycled at locations listed below. See Textiles (reusable) for items still in good condition.

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How do I go green?

Cutting down on how many new textiles we purchase is the best way to prevent over consumption and taxing of the earth’s resources.

Purchase natural fibre materials whenever possible. Make your textiles last longer by washing in cold water and hanging to dry. Purchase textiles and linens second hand.

The types of clean and dry materials accepted vary by location and end use. Phone ahead to confirm which items are accepted.

Facilities

  • H & M

    105-3671 Uptown Blvd
    Victoria
    250.361.0957

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • The Environmental Story

    Textiles made from natural fibres such as cotton, hemp or wool are a renewable resource, and thus much easier on the environment. They also biodegrade much more easily, and, in the case of wool sweaters, can be re-knitted into new items. Polyester and other man-made fibre textiles are made from non-renewable petroleum products, and are much harder on the environment to produce and recycle.

    Did You Know?

    Non-reusable textile waste can be recycled into new raw materials for the automotive, home and office furnishing, and paper industries.