The County of Simcoe is running curbside clothing and textiles collections between June 5 and 16. Simcoe County residents will have received pink plastic bags for clothing and textiles in the mail throughout April/May. Pickups will occur on either Week 1 or Week 2, depending on the household’s location/zone. To ensure collection, bags must be sealed and weigh less than 20 kilograms, and items must be clean, dry, and odour-free. Acceptable materials include clean clothing, towels and pillows, coats and outerwear, hats, belts, and scarves, purses, backpacks, sleeping bags, and luggage, and shoes, socks, and mittens in pairs. Collected clothing and textiles are sent to a facility for sorting/grading.
Simcoe County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a curbside clothing and textile collection from June 5 to 16, In light of the recent news by a news release from the County of Simcoe. The collection aims to collect clean, dry, and odour-free clothes from households, including those that cannot be reused.
Pink plastic bags for clothing and textiles have been mailed out to Simcoe County residents throughout April and May. The collection will occur on either Week 1, between June 5 and 9, or Week 2, between June 12 and 16, depending on the household’s location/zone. Each household will have one pickup only.
Pickup will generally take place on residents’ regular collection day during the household’s designated clothing collection week. Pink clothing bags or clear plastic bags containing clothes and textiles should be placed a minimum of two feet from the carts at the curb by 7 a.m. on the collection day, regardless of the time that regular waste is normally collected, as clothing will be collected by a different truck.
To determine the collection date, residents can download the Simcoe County Collects app, which is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. Information is also available on www.simcoe.ca/waste or within the waste calendar.
To ensure collection, bags must be sealed and weigh less than 20 kilograms. Items must be clean, dry, and odour-free. Acceptable materials include clean clothing, towels and pillows, coats and outerwear, hats, belts and scarves, purses, backpacks, sleeping bags, luggage, shoes, socks, and mittens in pairs (wrap with elastic to hold together).
Collected clothing and textiles are sent to a facility for sorting and grading. Most materials are reused in Canada, and some are reused or recycled as rags or acoustic fill or sent overseas. Ninety-eight per cent of the material collected is able to be reused or recycled. For more information on the clothing collection, visit www.simcoe.ca/clothingcollection.
The curbside electronics collection will run from June 19 to 30. Please note that households are assigned collection on either Week 1 or Week 2 for both clothing and electronics collection periods. The assigned week for each collection program is consistent.
Please note that this program does not apply to residents of the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia.
The County of Simcoe’s curbside clothing and textile collection is an excellent opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted clothing and textiles responsibly. By participating in this program, residents can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and support the reuse and recycling of materials. For more information on the program and how to participate, visit www.simcoe.ca/waste.