3 Tips for Choosing a Donation Site
Clothing donation sites and bins are a convenient way to recycle your unwanted clothing and other household textiles, like bedding, curtains, and other fabrics. Donation sites not only reduce the amount of textiles going to landfills, they also generate funds that can be used to support social programs in your community. Most clothing donation sites in Nova Scotia are operated by registered charitable organizations or for-profit businesses that donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.
Keep the following tips in mind when choosing where to donate your clothing and other household textiles:
- AFTeR Member: Use AFTeR’s lookup tool to find a donation site near you. AFTeR members are dedicated to high textile recycling standards, and are either registered charitable organizations or have a formal relationship with a registered charitable organization, so the financial proceeds from your donation are invested in your community.
- Identification: If you choose a clothing donation bin, the name of the organization should be clearly and prominently displayed, along with their contact information, legal name and charitable registration number of the charity that will benefit from your donation.
- Cleanliness: The area around the bin should be clean, which indicates that the bin is well maintained, and donations are picked up regularly. Bins should be well constructed of a non-porous material to ensure they can withstand the elements and maintain their appearance over time.