4176 Grand Boulevard, Montréal (Québec) H4B 2X4
For Earth Day, the Super Recyclers and Orchard House are sending a challenge to the community: do a little Spring cleaning and bring us the clothing you won’t wear anymore while avoiding the use of plastic bags. Why not use your old pillowcases or jeans to make a bundle when you give away your clothing? Families, friends, get involved and drop off your clothes on Friday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, April 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., directly at the preschool, located at 4176, Grand Boulevard, Montréal (Québec) H4B 2X4.
The funds from the drive go directly to O3’s Les maisons transitionnelles.
When you donate your clothing, take a picture of your bundles and share them online with the hashtag #SuperRecyclersChallenge 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.
The Super Recyclers mobilize the community around an eco-socio-responsible movement to finance concrete projects through the collection of used clothing. The more young people, parents and the community get involved, the more it pays.
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.