Textile Diversion Program

Did you know that 85% of used clothing and textiles end up in the landfill in North America?

The City of Timmins has partnered with Recycling Rewards to increase diversion of textiles from our landfill.
During the 2017-2018 curbside collection audit, it was discovered that textiles made up over 3%, which equates to over 200 tonnes of the waste.

The pilot program includes a curbside collection service from Monday September 9, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019. Items collected will include used clothing, footwear and linens, as well as damaged or ripped textiles.

Residents with curbside collection will receive a clear plastic bag and a flyer directly from Recycling Rewards with further instructions. The City of Timmins continues to encourage the use of the Timmins Recyclepedia tools which allow residents to sign up for collection reminders.

The collection reminders also notifies residents when there is a delay or change in the curbside collection schedule and offers helpful tips on how to responsibly dispose of waste. Textile program notifications are also integrated into the tools, as textile collection dates will differ from regular curbside collection to avoid any confusion regarding what is waste and what is textile diversion.

For more information regarding the collection and process, we encourage residents to contact Recycling Rewards at 1-800-737-3653 or visit their website.