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Clothing/Textiles (reusable condition)

Clothing/Textiles (reusable condition)
Closets bursting not only with hangers but with clothing going back decades? Cleaning out your closet will open up precious storage space and can help local charities.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Buy classic clothes made to last and avoid purchasing too many pieces that follow trends and are of low quality. This doesn't have to mean your style will be boring, as one or two key fashion forward pieces can update a quality classic look with little effort and low environmental impact. Shop at stores that use sustainable materials, organic cotton and practise fair trade. 

Reuse

Shop at second hand stores. Use old t-shirts for rags and shoe laces to tether up household items. Still have acid wash jeans from the eighties kicking around in your attic? These are back in fashion again and your young relative or neighbourhood teen may be keen to take these off your hands.

Recycle

There are a number of facilities in the region that accept clothing and textiles. Textiles for re-sale have to be clean, dry, not smelly and gently used to be suitable.
The types of materials accepted vary by location and end use, please phone ahead to confirm which items are accepted.
For items not suitable for reuse please consult our Textiles (non-reusable) listing.

Facilities

  • Beacon Community Services Thrift Shop (Thrift Shop on Fourth)

    9760 Fourth Street
    Victoria
    250.656.6828

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

    230 Bay
    Victoria
    250.385.7226

  • Diabetes Canada

    754H Fairview Road
    Victoria
    250.380.3024

  • H & M

    105-3671 Uptown Blvd
    Victoria
    250.361.0957

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Lifetime Networks

    see link for Clothing Bin locations

    250.477.4112

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • 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

  • WIN Donation Centre

    555 Ardersier Road
    Victoria
    250.480.4006

  • The Environmental Story

    Clothing and textiles come in a seemingly endless array of synthetic and natural materials. Many of these fabrics will not decompose, an estimated 7 kilograms of textile waste per person ends up in Canadian landfills every year. Non-reusable textile waste can be recycled into new raw materials for the automotive, home and office furnishing, and paper industries. Go to Textiles (non-reusable) for more details.

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