Textile Diversion Program
The City of Mount Pearl and Diabetes Canada have partnered together to pilot a textile diversion program. With numerous social, economic and environmental benefits to textile recovery, this is an excellent opportunity to help divert items from the landfill.
Did you know that in Canada, it is estimated that 85% of all textiles go to a landfill, accounting for up to 11% of all garbage.
Diabetes Canada helps to improve the lives of 11 million Canadians that suffer from diabetes or prediabetes – this includes 183,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Diabetes Canada has been operating for over 30 years and their collections contribute over $10 million per year to support their mission to end diabetes.
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The City is pleased to announce the placement of new textile donation bins throughout Mount Pearl. Diabetes Canada’s unique textile recycling program accepts all adult and children’s clothing and footwear, including undergarments, towels, pillows, and curtains. This includes items that are worn, torn or stained. Even single socks and shoes are welcome!
- Neil Windsor Municipal Building
- Summit Centre
- Glacier Arena
- Gloria Pearson Community Centre
- Team Gushue – Arena Road
- Additional bins locations supported by Diabetes Canada can be found here: https://declutter.diabetes.ca/dropbox
|Accepted||Accessories and bags
Clothing (all types)
General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, stuffed toys)
Shoes and boots (singles or pairs)
|Not Accepted||Household items
Organic & hazardous materials
Any other textile items that do not fit inside bin
IMPORTANT: Please do not leave items if the bin is full! You can drop your items at another bin location or call to schedule a pick up right from your doorstep.
To learn more or to schedule a pick up, please visit: https://declutter.diabetes.ca/