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Press Release – Town diverts more than 5,000 lbs of textile waste from landfill
Posted on August 2nd, 2016

For immediate release Thursday, July 28, 2016 Town diverts more than 5,000 lbs of textile waste from landfill First collection in the new recycling pilot program a success Aurora, ON – More than 5,000 lbs of waste was diverted from landfill this week as The Town of Aurora launched its new pilot textile recycling program. The program allows selected residents to recycle their old clean clothing, linen, bags and shoes from their doorstep. The pilot program, launched in partnership with […]

Rogers Daytime – Interview with Textile Waste Diversion
Posted on January 26th, 2017
Press Release: Seneca’s School of Fashion partners with Textile Waste Diversion
Posted on January 24th, 2017

Seneca’s School of Fashion has partnered with leading textile reclamation company, Textile Waste Diversion (TWD), on a research project with the goal of reducing the mounds of unwanted clothing that currently ends up in municipal landfills.  WireService.ca Media Release (01/24/2017) Toronto, ON – TWD is an industry leader, an Ontario-based textile reclamation company working in innovative ways to set new standards for the industry. An integral part of the company’s mission is to assist municipalities in reaching zero waste goals around […]

Press Release: Aurora to Expand Door-to-Door Clutter Collection Bookmark and Share
Posted on January 19th, 2017

The Town of Aurora, together with The Regional Municipality of York and Textile Waste Diversion, will continue its innovative project to divert textiles from landfill by expanding door-to-door textile collection to all single-family households in Aurora. The pilot,which began in 2016, collected more than 23 tonnes of textiles from 3,000 homes. WireService.ca Press Release (01/10/2017) – Effective Monday, February 6, residents of Aurora can contribute cloth items and home décor of any kind including clothing, curtains, towels and bedsheets. Gently worn […]

Second Hand Economy Inspires Another Creative Business!
Posted on November 14th, 2016

The hand economy is fresh & fertile ground for entrepreneurs, especially crafty ones. Nooks Design was established in the winter of 2012 when the owners’ daughter was learning to walk and needed some footwear to keep her warm during long outings in the cold. There were a number of criteria that they wanted, including having the shoes made from natural materials, a slip-proof soft sole, and they had to be easy to get on yet hard for busy little feet […]

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Use a clothing donation bin to recycle your clean, dry, odourless clothing and textiles!

Make Textile Recycling Work For You

If you are fundraising for your school, church, workplace, sports club or organizations such as Girl Guides, or Scouts, we can help arrange a textile collection to help you to raise money for your cause.

Downsize Your Wardrobe!

1 in 4 North American women own 7 pairs of jeans, but only wear 4 of them. Something to think about before your next clothing purchase.

Fix Your Own Clothes

Learn to sew! You don’t have to say goodbye to a favourite shirt just because of a little rip.

Donate! Even if it's Unwearable

Nothing goes to waste in the textile recycling industry. What cannot be reused is shredded, sanitized, and recycled into rags and upholstery.

Look for Quality

Shop at stores that use sustainable materials, organic cotton, and practice fair trade!

Think Long-Term

Buy classic clothes made to last and avoid purchasing too many pieces that follow trends and are low quality.  

Swap Don't Shop!

Swap with a friend! Organize your own clothing swap, or attend an organized one.
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