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A look at Santa Monica's new Community Textile Recycling Container, located at the City Yards.
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A look at Santa Monica's new Community Textile Recycling Container, located at the City Yards.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Yards Debuts New Drop-Box For Used Clothing, Shoes, Textiles

Posted Apr. 10, 2013, 9:46 am

Mitch James / Mirror Contributor

The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery and Recycling Division has partnered with USAgain to host a drop-box at the Santa Monica City Yards where members of the community can conveniently drop off used clothing, shoes, and household textiles for reuse and recycling.

The bin is located at 2500 Michigan Ave, near the Resource Recovery & Recycling offices and is accessible during normal business hours from 8 am to 5 pm.

Future program expansion will provide additional bins Citywide, including at City Hall.

Each year, it is estimated that Americans throw away 68 pounds of textiles like old rags, bedding, stinky socks, and unflattering clothing that becomes the ‘fill’ in our landfills. 

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Apr. 10, 2013, 10:25:07 am

Charae said...

This is so great to hear, and I'm glad there will be more locations in the future. Thank you!

Apr. 21, 2013, 7:40:43 am

One who knows said...

Then I suggest that people ONLY give the old rags, stinky socks, worn out shoes, etc,,, to them! USAgain is part of the TVIND network. If you don't know what your donations are supporting then find out!

May. 7, 2013, 9:11:27 am

May Iles said...

I think this is a brilliant idea! I often have moth eaten t-shirts, etc. stuff I wouldn't take to charity store and always feel guilty putting them in dumpster. I have too many dust rags made from old T's. I'm so glad this is something I can praise SM for as these days there isn't a lot.

Aug. 9, 2013, 2:09:33 pm

Terri Perkins said...

I was happy to hear about the clothing/fabric reuse program, but I was hoping to be able to draw from it for craft projects. Will the city host events in which we can draw from the donations? Quilters, rug hookers, etc. would appreciate an opportunity to obtain quality scrap material (e.g., wools, cottons, silk linings or ties, etc.) for free!

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