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County’s Textiles Collection program on this week

June 9, 2022   ·   0 Comments

The County of Simcoe is operating its curbside clothing and textiles collections through to June 17.

The program started on June 6.

This is an opportunity to get rid of your clean, dry, and odour free clothing including those that cannot be re-used.

Simcoe County residents will have received pink plastic bags for clothing and textiles in the mail throughout May.

The collection will occur on either week one, between June 6 and 10, or week two, between June 13 and 17, depending on your household’s location/zone.

Pink clothing bags or clear plastic bags containing clothes and textiles should be placed a minimum of two feet from your regular collection carts at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.

Clothing will be picked up be a different truck than the one that collects garbage and recycling.

To ensure collection, bags must be sealed and weigh less than 20 kgs. 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, shoes, socks, and mittens in pairs.

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 material collected is able to be reused or recycled.

To determine your collection date, download the Simcoe County Collects app.

The app is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

Information is also available at

By Brian Lockhart

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