WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The City of White Plains will receive two textile recycling containers at the Gedney Yard, Tuesday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Rather than throw old garments in the trash, the City of White Plains urges all residents to consider donating these garments for recycling. Textile recycling is a great final alternative to landfill. Some items, however, may not be right for donation.They may be too worn, ripped, stained, mismatched, or simply, clothes that are not in demand right now because they are from the wrong season. They may be items that are not clothing at all, such as old sheets, drapes, towels, and bedding.
The EPA estimates that more than 85 percent of the over 13 million tons of textiles discarded in the U.S. annually ends up in the trash. An urban area with a population of 50,000 (such as White Plains) annually pays for the handling and disposal of approximately 3,000 tons of textiles. With this in mind, the City of White Plains is implementing textile recycling, an easy way to remove textiles from our waste stream.
The Gedney Yard is located at 87 Gedney Way, White Plains.
The following items will be accepted (Please make sure all items are clean and dry): All types of used clothing footwear household textiles sheets drapes pillows handbags belts soft toys
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