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Curbside textile pick up runs June 21 to 24

Woman holding a box of textile items for recycling

Woman holding a box of textile recycling

Kawartha Lakes - Waste Management, in partnership with Talize/Recycle Rewards, has organized the municipality's first curbside textile pick up event for residents within Kawartha Lakes. During the week of June 21, residents will have the opportunity to place textile items (see item details below) in clear bags at their curb to be collected for free by the municipality.

Similar to the leaf and yard curbside pick up, your textile pick up day will be different from your regular scheduled waste and recycling collection day.

Curbside textile pick up will run the following days:

  • If your regular waste collection day is a Thursday - Textile pick up will take place on Monday June 21
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Monday - Textile pick up will take place on Tuesday June 22
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Tuesday - Textile pick up will take place on Wednesday June 23
  • If your regular waste collection day is a Wednesday - Textile pick up will take place on Thursday June 24

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: (ripped and stained items will be accepted for recycling.)

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

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

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 recycle@kawarthalakes.ca

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