Textiles Collection and Recycling Program

Every year, the average adult throws out about 81 pounds of clothing and other textiles. In Metro Vancouver alone, 40,000 tonnes of textiles go to the landfill every year making up approximately 5 percent of the region’s municipal solid waste. Be a part of the solution and help make a difference by dropping off old, unused or unloved clothing while dropping off other recyclables at select Return-It depot sites. All textiles collected through the pilot will be distributed to reuse organizations and companies within Western Canada by our partners at The Salvation Army.

Return-It Textiles accepts:

  • Accessories and bags
  • Clothing (all types)
  • Curtains
  • General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleeping bags