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Currently 85% of recyclable textile, apparel & household items go straight into our landfills and the majority of people don’t know they can recycle those unused textiles & household items and help reduce the negative impact on the environment.
We will work with your organization to pick a launch date, identify ideal drop off location at your facility for recycled items and all aspects of planning your event.
Your organization promotes your fundraising event via all available channels such as e-mail newsletters, fliers, social media, website, radio, newspaper, etc.
People bring unwanted clothing, textiles, apparel (shoes, belts, purses, etc), sporting goods & household items to the designated recycling location for your fundraiser.
The goal is to collect as much as possible!
Upon completion of your fundraising event F&S will pick up the items that you collected and take them to a certified scale for official weighing.
Receive Your Funds!
A check is then issued to your organization for the current market rate per pound.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Do the Items Go?
Currently 85% of these items go to our landfills. We are a recycling company with the primary goal of keeping these items out of our landfills. Below is a general outline of how we handle diverted secondary materials & recycled textile items.
45% of diverted secondary materials and recycled textiles are distributed in the US & globally based on the needs of groups, organizations and agencies.
30% become wiping and polishing cloths used in commercial and industrial settings.
20% is reprocessed into fibers for furniture stuffing, upholstery, insulation, sound proofing, carpet padding, building and other materials.
5% is unusable and not fit for recycling
Donate, Recycle, Don't Throw Away!
The following items cannot be accepted: Carpets, Rugs, Mattresses, Oil Rags, Wet or Items with Signs of Mold or Mildew.
Acceptable Items for Your Fundraiser
Product Category Definitions
The following listing is not all-inclusive and is intended to provide clarification of the types of product collected assigned to the stated categories for accounting purposes.
- Clothing General Description: Categories include clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed & bath items.
- Clothing: Men's, Women's, Children's
- Clothing Accessories: Hats, Mitts, Scarves, Ties, Nylons, Socks, Underwear
- Personal Accessories: Purses, Wallets, Fanny Packs, Bags, Belts, Back Packs
- Bed and Bath: Towels, Sheets, Blankets, Pillows, Curtains, Tablecloths
- Shoes: All types
- Toys, Games, Puzzles, Jewelry, Crafts, Mugs, Pots, Pans, Candles, Pictures/Frames, Utensils, Small Garden Tools, China Cups, Vases, Dishes, Cutlery, Stuffed Animals, Glassware, Silverware, Stemware, Baskets, Ornaments, Hand Tools
- Toasters, Radio, Power Tools, Irons, Blenders, Mixers, Small Stereos, CD Players
NOT TO EXCEED 10% of Fundraiser Overall: Books General Description: Category includes all books (hardback and paperback) records, tapes, CD's, videos, DVD's and computer software.
NO CRT TV OR MONITORS
PRODUCT ITEMS THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Weapons and explosives, hazardous waste, construction materials, flammable products, large appliances, automobile parts, food, mattresses, box springs, large console televisions. Please refer to the "DO NOT ACCEPT LIST"
This List may be changed and/or modified as needed to accommodate business needs and trends. Recycle Local LLC reserves the right to refuse items listed above which do not meet reasonable conditions.