Textile Donation/Recycling

COVID-19 Notice

The Township of North Kawartha is taking actions to help protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 page to stay informed of closures/changes to Township servicesamenities, and programs

As Garbage and Recycling Collection is deemed an essential service, the Waste/Transfer Stations will maintain regular hours but will not be accepting Textiles, or Re-Use Depot items until further notice. In addition, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot at the Anstruther Transfer Station will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Curbside Collection will continue as per the normal schedule. 
To support social distancing, residents are encouraged to use Curbside Collection.

Textile Bins at Transfer Stations 

The Township of North Kawartha has partnered with Diabetes Canada on a textile recycling program to help support textile diversion in our community. There is a collection bin for textile recycling at both the Anstruther and HaultainTransfer Stations.

Acceptable Material:

  • Accessories and bags
  • Clothing (all types)
  • Curtains
  • General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleeping bags

Non-acceptable Material:  

  • Household items
  • Electronics and sports equipment
  • Organics and hazardous materials
  • Any other textile items that do not fit inside the bin

About the Program:

Each year, the Diabetes Canada textile recycling program diverts more than 100 million pounds of clothing and household items from landfill sites across Canada. This translates into savings of 1 billion kWh of energy - Equivalent to removing 212,087 cars from roads - Saves 7,257.44 mature trees - Conserves 167,828.30 liters of water - and reduces our carbon footprint by 280 million pounds of CO2.

Since 1985, Diabetes Canada reusable goods donation program has enjoyed an exclusive partnership with Value Village where all donations generate funding to support Diabetes Canada.

Diabetes Canada is responsible for soliciting, picking up and delivering goods to Value Village stores. The program is paid based upon the volume of goods delivered. Through this partnership, Diabetes Canada raises $8.7 million annually (net), where proceeds raised support diabetes research, education, programs, services & advocacy.

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