For Earth Day, The Super Recyclers and Centennial Park are challenging the community: this spring, clean up your closets and bring us the clothing you won’t be wearing anymore without using plastic bags. Why not use your old pillowcases or jeans to make a bundle when giving away your clothes?
Families, friends, get involved and drop off your clothes on April 15 to 18, from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m., directly at the school, located at 85, rue Jeffries, Châteauguay (Québec) J6J 4A4.
The funds will be used to purchase large new recycling bins for plastic and continue our recycling program in the school.
When you donate your clothing, take a picture of your bundles and share them online with the hashtags #SuperRecyclers and #ZeroPlasticChallenge to express your creativity and encourage others to follow suit and recycle their clothing without plastic!
Accepted materials: All the clothing for men, women and children, handbags, scarves, hats, gloves, furs, shoes, sheets, towels, curtains, leather accessories, as well as toys in good condition. We only accept what is in good condition and can be reused. Heavily soiled and dirty clothing will be removed before weighing. The Super Recyclers are not able to accept pillows, carpets and skates.
Why recycle clothing and textiles?
- 190,000 tonnes of textiles are thrown away by Quebecers every year.
- 2500 litres of water are used to produce a cotton t-shirt; for a pair of jeans, 11,000 litres are used.
- It takes 1 to 5 years for wool gloves or socks to decompose. For leather shoes, from 25 to 40 years, and textiles, from 100 to 500 years.