Collecting Used Textiles at the CurbsideTransforming Used Textiles from Cost to Revenue Source...for Free
According to EPA statistics, the average US resident throws away 81 pounds of textiles (clothing, shoes, carpeting, and more) each year. That adds up to nearly 13 million tons of material being landfilled or incinerated each year. 85% of used textiles are thrown away and wasted. Yet, these materials actually have significant value, even old rags!
Free Curbside Collection of Used Textiles
WasteZero and its partners are working together to help cities get value from used textiles. Currently, cities pay to bury or burn 85% of used textiles.
Now, WasteZero can offer curbside collection of textiles to interested cities and towns. This service:
- Is free to cities and towns
- Pays cities and towns $20 per ton for all materials collected
- Is convenient for residents: Collection routes mirror your existing recycling routes, so residents don’t have to remember any new collection day
- Is 100% turn-key: The City staff doesn’t have to do as WasteZero and its partners handle all logistics and collection work
- Does not compete with local charities: Charitable donations of textiles do not drop in communities that move to curbside collection.
Contact us today to discuss how WasteZero can your turn used textiles from a cost center to a savings and revenue source for your community.