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Clothing & Shoes Recycling

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Textile recycling bin company unveils new, safer design to benefit charity
Delta Optimist | Mar. 15, 2019

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Did You Know?

Clothing and household textiles make up 5% of the waste stream.

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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
Bins are available 24/7

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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
Bins are available 24/7

A Mitchell Island-based used clothing collector, Green Inspiration, has made its collection sites across the Lower Mainland and Victoria safer from trapping those trying to enter and retrieve items.

In 2017, Green Inspiration enlisted the engineering expertise of a California manufacturer to adapt all its bins with a geared-chute mechanism that denies physical access, other than the depositing of bundles or bags. A second moving baffle makes it impossible for a person to climb into the bin or become trapped within the chute mechanism.

New, Safe
Bin Design

New, Safe Bin Design

Green Inspiration is committed to helping the environment in a safe and beneficial manner by giving a second chance to discarded clothes and preventing millions of tons of used apparel from entering landfills. The collection program also helps support local charities such as the Royal Canadian Legion and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC.


Richmond company makes clothing donation bins safer with retro-fitted solution
Richmond News | Mar. 12, 2019

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Richmond company proud of eco-efforts to lessen the impact of fast fashion
Richmond News | Mar. 22, 2019

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Put your old clothes and shoes in our collection bins. Several times a week, we collect the clothing from the bins. The items are brought to our warehouse where they are unloaded, packed and sent to our partners locally or around the world. Once they receive the textiles, they separate the clothing into different qualitative categories - the ones considered to be in good condition are distributed to second-hand stores in developing countries where locals are given access to much-needed affordable garments.

Lower quality clothing is repurposed into stuffing for car seats and sofas, building insulation or rags.

With the proceeds from the clothing, we are able to provide an easy way for people to get rid of unwanted items and, at the same time, support the local charities we work with.


From your closet to where? The fascinating lives of clothes
Burnaby Now | Apr. 4, 2019

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The latest from Paris: what the Lower Mainland could learn from France's handling of textile waste
Vancouver Courier | Apr. 29, 2019

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Fast fashion – a rash action: How you can better your wardrobe and help the planet
New West Record | May 3, 2019

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From handmade to mass-distributed: How the industrial revolution changed the way we use clothing
North Shore News | May 10, 2019

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How reducing, reusing, and recycling your textiles can help the planet
Tri-City News | May 17, 2019

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Reduce the need for landfill space

By supporting clothing reuse you are helping

Reduce the use of virgin resources (cotton, wool)

Reduce the demand for dyes and fixing agents

Save Energy

  1. Call or email us to get your free plastic tote
  2. Our team will drop a brand new bin off
  3. Regular pickups will be scheduled as needed
Call (778) 927-2073

Get your Bin.

Help the Planet.

Speak to your property manager or strata council to get a dedicated clothing recycling tote for your recycling room or parkade.

cs@greeninspirationbc.ca