If you've noticed the new white bins at all the schools around town and are curious about what they are about, wonder no more. They are for textile recycling as a fundraiser for the schools. This is a great way to give a second life to textiles that can no longer be used--as long as they aren't wet, mildewed or hazardous--such as badly ripped jeans, old sheets or worn out shoes that would otherwise go in the trash. The bins are super easy to use. Just drop your stuff in like you are mailing a letter! Here is the link describing the program and what items are accepted:
Also here is a good article describing the program and what the textiles are used for:
Don't forget there are also green and yellow Abitibi bins at the schools to collect paper recycling items. Here's the link to what they accept:
These are great recycling programs to support the Wakefield Public Schools.
By Sherri Carlson
About Wakefield CAP
The working/draft mission of Wakefield Climate Action Project of Wakefield Massachusetts USA is to create and promote programs that address global climate and environmental issues. Our current projects include supporting a farmer's market in Wakefield (Farmer's Market), encouraging elementary students at Dolbeare and other schools to walk to school in the mornings (Walking School Bus), hosting educational forums at the library (Educational Forums), working to encourage expansion of town recycling efforts (Recycling), and NEW - initiating an Anti-Idling Campaign in Wakefield. You can get more information on these projects by clicking on the links on the right or on our Home Page http://www.wakefieldcap.org/
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