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FAQ

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You will find textile donation and recycle sites and bins at stores, gas stations, malls, pharmacies, Enviro-Depots and more. Textiles are not accepted in municipal blue bag programs, so they must be taken to a donation site or recycle site. To locate a donation site* or bin near you, visit our DONATE web page.

*Value Village accepts donations of used goods on behalf of non-profits, and purchases those goods from the non-profits, providing them with unrestricted revenue. While donations received at Value Village locations benefit their charity partner, shopping at Value Village does not directly benefit any of their non-profit partners. Visit valuevillage.com/donate page to learn more.
Textiles are comprised of clothing, household linens, shoes, accessories and stuffed toys and are all accepted by our organizations.
Most donations stay here in Nova Scotia and are sold to raise funds for social programs, services and research of our non-profit member organizations or the for-profit member organization's non-profit partners.
If your business has a large volume of textiles, please contact any of our members directly or contact AFTeR to discuss donation options.
Textiles recycling and curbside municipal recycling are separate programs. Please do not place any textiles in blue bags for curbside recycling collection as they will be rejected. All textiles should be brought to a donation/recycling site or bin for proper donation and reuse potential.
If a site is full, please do not leave your bag outside next to the bin where it may be looted. Also, if the material in the bag gets wet, it can lose its value as wet and moldy items cannot be used. To report a full bin site or bin contact us here. You can also return at another time to make your donation*, find another donation site nearby, or call one of our members to arrange a pick-up.
Clothes should be clean, dry and odourless for our partners to be able to reuse and resell them.
The clothes we collect go to local thrift stores who sell and sometimes give products to those in need. Unsold textiles may be donated to those in need or sold to be graded and processed by textile management companies who may export usable textiles. Currently there is no textile recycling infrastructure in Canada.
Waste management companies don’t currently collect textiles, so textiles that are placed in the trash will end up in landfills. Don’t put your textiles in the trash! Donate* them instead!

*Value Village accepts donations of used goods on behalf of non-profits, and purchases those goods from the non-profits, providing them with unrestricted revenue. While donations received at Value Village Locations benefit their charity partner, shopping at Value Village does not directly benefit any of their non-profit partners. Visit valuevillage.com/donate page to learn more.Waste management companies don’t currently collect textiles, so textiles that are placed in the trash will end up in landfills. Don’t put your textiles in the trash! Donate* them instead!

*Value Village accepts donations of used goods on behalf of non-profits, and purchases those goods from the non-profits, providing them with unrestricted revenue. While donations received at Value Village Locations benefit their charity partner, shopping at Value Village does not directly benefit any of their non-profit partners. Visit valuevillage.com/donate page to learn more.
The clothes that you’ve donated to our non-profit member organizations may be sold in bulk to our for-profit members or other partners who sort and resell the items at retail thrift stores or to textile recycling organizations. All funds generated fund our community, health and social services programs.

If you have any additional questions, contact us here.

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