Educational Clothing & Shoes Recycling Initiative
PLEASE DON’T THROW YOUR CLOTHES AWAY! Recycle your clothes & shoes in our new
BEDFORD HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Clothing Bin. Every pound of clothing & shoes recycled in the new bin is an opportunity to give to the Bedford Heights PTA
• DID YOU KNOW? All clothing, shoes & textiles are mandated by the state to be recycled along with items we are used to recycling such as bottles, cans, plastics, cardboard and newspapers.
• 85% OF CLOTHING & TEXTILES ARE DISCARDED INTO LANDFILLS! (source: 2012 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Facts & Figures).
• WHAT ARE TEXTILES?
Textiles include items made from cloth or artificial fabric, like vinyl. Nearly all textiles can be recycled, such as:
• CLOTHING: Pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks
• OUTERWEAR: Coats, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves
• FOOTWEAR: Shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights
• UNDERGARMENTS: Bras, underwear, slips, camisoles
• ACCESSORIES: Hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands
• HANDBAGS: Wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases
• LINENS: Towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths
• GREEN BENEFITS:
• Electronic Sensors Monitor Bin Fill Levels to Avoid Overflow
• Carbon Footprint Reduction
• Clear Air Preservation
• Reduced Energy Consumption
• Water Conservation
• Woodland Conservation
• Reuse Clothing & Accessories
BEDFORD HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and Clothes Bin® have partnered to collect and recycle old clothing, shoes and textiles! So, please do not throw them away! Just place the items in the green recycling bin in our parking lot. Every pound of recycled items supports our school!
Below is a list of items that can be placed in our bin:
Clothing: pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks
Footwear: shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights
Undergarments: bras, underwear, slips, camisoles
Accessories: hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands
Handbags: wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases
Linens: towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths
As you clean out the old and bring in the new, you can help the environment and Bedford Heights Elementary too!