What would you like to Recycle?

Clothing/Textiles (non-reusable)

Clothing/Textiles (non-reusable)
Textiles not suitable for reuse can be recycled at locations listed below.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Do you really need that new fleece blanket this year? How about making do with the old quilt cover for one more year? Cutting down on how many new textiles we purchase is the best way to prevent over consumption and taxing of the earth’s resources.

Reuse

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 from thrift and antique shops. Many textiles from fifty years ago will give you better, longer lasting quality than those made today!

Recycle

There are a number of facilities in the region that accept clothing and textiles that are not suitable for reuse. Items must be clean and dry.
Please phone ahead to confirm which items are accepted.

Facilities

  • H & M

    105-3671 Uptown Blvd
    Victoria
    1.855.272.7007

  • Lifetime Networks

    see link below for Clothing Bin locations

    250.477.4112

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Claude Road

    2784 Claude Road
    Langford
    250.478.0282

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Craigflower Road

    1010 Craigflower Road
    Esquimalt
    250.590.8390

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Kirkpatrick Cres

    6761 Kirkpatrick Cres
    Saanich
    778.351.2727

  • Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Sooke

    6693 Sooke Road
    Sooke
    250.642.7846

  • 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 as such, are much harder on the environment to produce and recycle.

    Did You Know?

    Textiles such as clothing, bedding, blankets, linens, curtains or furniture fabric are made, more and more, from synthetic materials such as polyester, a type of plastic polyethylene. This plastic is woven into a fibre that can be used on its own or spun together with natural fibres such as cotton or wool to make blended fabrics.