Diabetes Canada’s “clothesline” recycling bins come to Cranbrook

The Clothesline bins accept clothing and textiles items including hats, belts, shoes, towels, linens and more.

The new blue and white Diabetes Canada 'Clothesline' bins.

The new Diabetes Canada 'Clothesline' bins, located at several different locations in Cranbrook. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Business

There is a new convenient option for recycling clothing and textiles in Cranbrook. Diabetes Canada has recently introduced their “Clothesline” recycling program throughout the city. With new easy-to-access drop-off bins it makes it convenient to donate reusable clothing at five Cranbrook locations. As Diabetes Canada says, this program redirects clothing and other textiles out of the waste stream and then these items go to re-sale stores and support Diabetes Canada charity efforts in Canada.

Adrian White, the British Columbia Territory Manager for Diabetes Canada explained the program, “We’ve been around for about 32 years, on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. But we’ve been looking to expand because there’s tons of clothing and textiles being wasted.”

He added, “The Clothesline program collects the clothing and textiles, then re-sells them through Value Village stores in Alberta. Proceeds raised help Diabetes Canada send more than 2,400 children and youth with Type 1 diabetes to the charity’s D-Camps, summer and family camps offered across Canada.”

In Cranbrook, the Clothesline bins are located:

1) City of Cranbrook Recycling Station (next to the Memorial Arena)

2) Home Hardware

3) RDEK Transfer Station

4) Cranbrook Bottle Depot

5) Real Canadian Superstore

The Clothesline bins accept clothing and textiles items including hats, belts, shoes, towels, linens and more.

For further information about the Diabetes Canada’s Clothesline program you can contact Adrian White at 604-202-4472.

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