Donate items curbside, support local families
The City of Barrie wants your old clothes, footwear and linens.
Residents are encouraged to donate textiles during the city's textile curbside collection program to help divert these materials from ending up in landfills.
Donated items need to be placed in large, clear plastic bags and placed curbside no later than 7 a.m. on designated days between Sept. 27 and Oct. 1.
Trucks pickup donation bags at specific locations on set dates. Find out what day to leave donations at the curb based on street here:
Donated items support Cornerstone to Recovery, a non-profit charitable organization that supports individuals and families impacted by addiction.
Here is a list of what's accepted:
Nearly all textiles are recyclable, but 85 per cent end up in landfills.
In Canada, there are about 500 million pounds of textiles sitting in landfills.