For several years, Springmont’s Middle School has partnered with Charity Recycling Service to reduce wasted clothes. Charity Recycling Service is an organization that takes unwanted textiles and recycles them into new and usable clothes. However, many Springmont families are unaware that textile recycling is an option.
Springmont and Charity Recycling Service strive to reduce the amount of clothes that end up in landfills. Approximately 84% of used clothes are thrown away, and over 11 million pounds of textile waste is created every year in the U.S. Families can recycle used clothing to decrease textile waste.
It is easy to recycle used clothes and help the environment. Just put your old, broken, or used textiles in the textile recycling bin in the Pavilion, close to the Activity Court. You can also drop off items in the big Charity Recycling Service bin in the Cul-de-Sac, next to the dumpsters. All textiles such as clothes, shoes, blankets, and pillowcases can be recycled. When the bin is 65% full, Charity Recycling Service picks up the textiles to make them into new clothes. Springmont Middle School receives a few cents per pound of recycled textiles, which are then donated to charity.