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Book your textile recycling pickup this October

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Woman holding a box of textile recyclingKawartha Lakes – Curbside textile recycling pickup will return for Kawartha Lakes residents this fall. During the week of October 18, residents will have the opportunity to arrange for textile curbside pickup through Recycling Rewards on their designated date outlined below.

Different from the collection that ran in the spring, residents must call in advance to confirm textile pickup. Please contact Recycling Rewards no later than October 15 to put your address on the list for collection during the following days:

  • If your regular waste collection day is a Thursday – you can book your textile pickup for Monday October 18
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Monday – you can book your textile pickup for Tuesday October 19
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Tuesday – you can book your textile pickup for Wednesday October 20
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Wednesday – you can book your textile pickup for Thursday October 21

Please contact Recycling Rewards, available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm, by either calling 1-866-927-3873 or by emailing to request collection service. The deadline to book your collection is Friday October 15.

What can I put out for textile collection?
On your designated collection day, please place your textiles in clear bags at the curb no later than 7am. The following items will be accepted for pick up:

Clothing: Active wear, Bathing suits, Bathrobes, Belts/Ties, Coats, Dresses, Hats, Jeans, Pants, Parkas, Purses, Scarves, Shirts, Skirts, Socks, Sweaters, T-shirts, Undergarments, Uniforms

Footwear: Athletic shoes, Boots, Cleats, Dress shoes, High heels, Running shoes, Slip-ons, Slippers, Loafers, Sneakers

Bedding, Blankets, Comforters, Curtains, Cushions, Mats, Oven mitts, Pillows, Rags, Sewing fabric, Sheets, Sleeping bags, Stuffed toys, Towels, Wash cloths

Note: ripped and stained items will be accepted for recycling.

Residents can also drop off any textile items listed above at our five landfill locations, as long as they are brought in clear bags and not mixed in with other recycling items.

Should you have any questions regarding textile items, please reach out to

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