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Educational Clothing & Shoes Recycling Initiative

  • PLEASE DON’T THROW YOUR CLOTHES AWAY! Recycle your clothes & shoes in our new BLANCHE DODD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Clothing Bin. Every pound of clothing & shoes recycled here supports our school! Dodd will earn $.07 per pound of recycled clothing. 
  • DID YOU KNOW? All clothing, shoes & textiles are mandated by the state to be recycled along with items we are used to recycling such as bottles, cans, plastics, cardboard and newspapers.
  • 85% OF CLOTHING & TEXTILES ARE DISCARDED INTO LANDFILLS! (source: 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Facts & Figures).

What are Textiles?

Textiles include items made from cloth or artificial fabric, like vinyl. Nearly all textiles can be recycled, such as:

  • CLOTHING: Pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks
  • OUTERWEAR: Coats, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves
  • FOOTWEAR: Shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights
  • UNDERGARMENTS: Bras, underwear, slips, camisoles
  • ACCESSORIES: Hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands
  • HANDBAGS: Wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases
  • LINENS: Towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths

Green Benefits:

  • Electronic Sensors Monitor Bin Fill Levels to Avoid Overflow
  • Carbon Footprint Reduction
  • Clear Air Preservation
  • Reduced Energy Consumption
  • Water Conservation
  • Woodland Conservation
  • Reuse Clothing & Accessories

Blanche Dodd Elementary- Clothes Bin- Info Sheet-Eng-Spanish