Used Clothing Recycling
Evergreen Environmental Technologies Corporation has partnered up with Diabetes Canada to recycle material items. Diabetes Canada has set up two bins by the Quonset, we ask that your donated items be placed in a bag or box for easier handling here. Below is a list of accepted items. These items do not have to be in saleable condition, Diabetes Canada makes rags from some of the items, so well used items, one boot or a sock with holes is fine.
Let’s all do our part by recycling these household material items.
Clothing – men’s women’s and children’s
Clothing Accessories – shoes, belts, hats, purses, ties, scarves, socks, underwear, wallets, fanny packs, purses, stuffed toys
Bed & Bath – bedding, towels, blankets, table cloths, curtains, sheets & pillows, small throw rugs
Mattress Recycling Program
Evergreen has partnered with Mother Earth Recycling to manage our mattress recycling program. Mother Earth Recycling is a Winnipeg-based Aboriginal Social Enterprise. Their mission is to provide meaningful training and employment opportunities to the Aboriginal community through environmentally sustainable initiatives.
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO RECYCLE YOUR MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING AT EVERGREEN ENVIRONMENTAL
Step One: Quality of Mattress
Is your mattress/boxspring “clean” and dry? If so … move to step two. We need to keep our facility free of insects (bedbugs) and cannot recycle wet mattresses (don’t leave them outside, they can grow mold faster than they can dry) but we do know that all mattresses discolor and get dirty over time, that’s fine. If your mattress is bug infested or wet Evergreen will have to landfill the mattress.
Step Two: Drop off
You can drop off your mattress and box spring at Evergreen Environmental Technologies
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Step Three: Mother Earth Recycling will recycle your mattress
Mother Earth Recycling will separate your units into fabric, foam, metal and wood. All of which can be recycled! This is a labour intensive process and they use this opportunity to train staff who face barriers to employment and help them get back into the workforce. All the materials make their way into secondary markets (foam into carpet underlay, metal into cans, wood into crafts or fire wood, and so on). At the end of the day, the only left overs are a few pieces of plastic corners off box springs and occasional zipper! If you have any questions please give Evergreen Environmental Technologies a call at 204-867- 7161.
For more information on these new initiatives, or what can and cannot be recycled, visit their website at http://evergreentech.ca/