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News Release: October 22, 2018

Collection of Clothing and Textiles now available at Region’s main administrative buildings

BRAMPTON, ON (Oct 22, 2018) – With Fall in full swing, it’s time to declutter your closets and gather unwanted clothing and textiles for donation.

The Region of Peel has recently installed clothing and textile drop-off sheds at 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton and 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. These clothing and textile drop-off sheds are part of a year-long pilot project in partnership with Diabetes Canada that was supported by Regional Council earlier this year. By donating unwanted clothing and textile items, residents will support the Region’s goal of 75% diversion by 2034 and the net proceeds received from diverted items will go towards helping the one in three Canadians affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes.

"As the Region of Peel strives towards 75% diversion, we are always looking for new items to get out of the garbage. By providing an outlet for residents to donate these clothing and textile items, we can divert nearly 10,000 tonnes of material to be re-sold, re-purposed or recycled," says Erwin Pascual, Manager of Waste Planning.

The Region of Peel encourages residents to donate clean, unwanted clothing and textile items by dropping them off at the clothing and textile sheds. Residents can also donate their unwanted clothing and textiles items at one of the Region of Peel’s six Community Recycling Centres.

Not able to make it to one of our sites? Residents can go online to Diabetes Canada to schedule their own free household pick-up.

Acceptable clothing and textile items include hats, bags, belts, ties, footwear, bedding, pillows, linens, curtains, sleeping bags, yarn and all cloth-based items. For more information, please visit Diabetes Canada.

Media Contacts

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 7963

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram