We have partnered with HELPSY, a for-profit company that offers local non-profit organizations and community groups easy, no cost-no risk fundraising programs that pays for items donated in our recycling collection boxes. Each time the container is emptied, we earn funds!
As a textile recycler, HELPSY is driven to find uses for your used items. We provide a convenient way for you to recycle your items or give them new life, rather than sending them to the landfill.
What happens to the items we collect? Items are sorted to determine the best possible use. Clothing and accessories in usable condition are typically sent in bulk overseas and sometimes sold domestically for reuse. Books, CD’s and DVDs in good condition are sent to the secondary book market for reuse. Some items, including clothing, bedding, bath & linens, are re-purposed for new uses, like industrial wiper cloths. As a last resort, items are recycled to recover the basic metals and fibers for use in newly manufactured products.
By dropping your used items in the collection box (must be bagged), you are reducing the volume sent daily to local landfills. Please use the blue collection boxes that are located outside on the right side of our building:
Backpacks • Bedding • Belts • Books • CD’s • Clothing • DVDs • Jewelry • Linens • Purses • Shoes • Towels
We do not accept: Catalogs • Encyclopedias • Magazines • Newspaper • Toys • VHS Tapes • Items that are broken, contaminated or have missing parts • Items in this category that do not fit in the bins outside the store